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NEWS/NOTES

Correction

In the last issue of Reformed Worship {RW 32) the song "Unto Christ, Who Loved Us" was included on page 27 without identification or permission information. That song may not be reproduced without permission. Here is the information:

Text: Revelation 1:5-6

Tune: Ralph Vanghan Williams, 1936. By permission of Oxford University Press. For permission to reproduce this song, contact Hymn Copyright, Oxford University Press, 3 Park Road, London NW1 6XN, England

RW Receives Award From Associated Church Press

Refonned Worship received an award at the 1993 Associated Church Press (ACP) convention in Asheville, NC Actually the award goes to Ian Overduin for his article "I Played My Best for Him" in RW 30 (pp. 38-39).

Every year, ACP gives an Award of Merit (equivalent to first place) and one or two Honorable Mentions in each of several different categories. Ian Over-duin's article was the only Honorable

Mention given in the category "Editorial or Opinion Piece—Magazine."

ACP currently numbers 178 publications reporting a combined circulation of 9.5 million.

First There Was CCLI

Most churches have now heard of CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing, Inc.), and thousands of churches have signed up for the convenience it offers those who make use of copyrighted music in their worship services. Churches that use more contemporary and Praise & Worship songs have found CCLI most helpful. But not all publishers have signed up with CCLI. Recently two other licensing agencies have been established.

New Dawn Music began in 1991 to serve those in the more liturgical traditions with "a broader and more easily accessible body of music for liturgical prayer." It originated as a cooperative venture between Catholic Oregon Press (COP) and North American Liturgy Resources (NALR) and is now the exclusive licensing agent for many titles published by the St. Louis Jesuits, Michael Joncas, and Tom Conry among others. For information write New Dawn Music, PQ Box 13248, Portland, OR 97213-0248; or call (800) 243-3296.

LicenSing—Copyright Cleared Music for Churches was established in 1993. It hopes to fill the niche "for the mainstream ecumenical church." The Canada-based organization has already signed up many publishers in Australia, Canada, and the United States. The editors come from those three countries: Robin Mann (Australia), Alan C Whitmore (Canada), and Paul Westermeyer (United States). For information on LicenSing in Canada write: Wood Lake Books, Inc., RQ Box 700, Winfield, BC V0H 2C0; or call (800) 663-2775. In the United States write: Logos Productions, Inc., P.O. Box 240, South St. Paul, MN 55075-0240; or call (612) 451-9945 or (800) 328-0200.

CRC Publications, the publisher of Reformed Worship and the Psalter Hymnal, has been affiliated with CCLI for several years and has now also signed up with LicenSing. We get regular reports (and royalties) from CCLI. The two songs from the Psalter Hymnal used most often by churches in the past year were "Take My Life That It May Be" (PsH 289) with 331 requests and "Alabare" (PsH 234) with 131 requests.

Institute for Worship Studies

Robert Webber, noted author of several books on worship and editorial consultant for Reformed Worship, recently announced the formation of The Institute for Worship Studies, a leadership training school.

The Institute is the only institution in the United States specifically designed with worship in mind. Its mission is to promote a renewal of worship among God's people within the local church, regardless of denomination or affiliation. To fulfill this mission the institute offers training for pastors, music ministers, church leaders, and others through academically respectable and highly applicable courses of study.

Five different programs of study range from a small group curriculum to a D.Min. program. The programs are structured around correspondence courses to allow maximum flexibility. Each program includes one-on-one instruction from college- and seminary-level professors and church leaders who personally review and interact with submitted work. For a brochure, write The Institute for Worship Studies, PQ Box 894, Wheaton, IL 60189-0894; (708) 510-8905.

COLAM 95

Plan now to attend a major Conference on Liturgy and Music (COLAM) cosponsored by Reformed Worship and the Calvin College Department of Music, on July 17-21, 1995 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The conference will be held in coordination with the Calvin Alumni Association program "Summerfest," a five-day family "learning vacation" that includes educational and recreational programs for adults and children.

COLAM 95 will celebrate the release of three major products currently near-ing completion. The Psalter Hymnal Handbook will contain background information on all the songs in the 1987 Psalter Hymnal. Lift Up Your Hearts will provide resources for planning, conducting, and evaluating worship; it is intended for use by worship committees and worship planning teams (see p. 38 for a sample chapter). Songs for LiFE, a new children's hymnal, will be published in two editions—one for children and another for leaders.

Previous COLAM conferences (held every four years in different locations) have been for adults only. But this one will be for the whole family. Make your plans now to attend!

CONFERENCES

Abilene, TX, October 13-15,1994
Church Music Directions for the Twenty-First Century. A symposium on the challenges and issues facing church musicians. Sponsored by the School of Music at Hardin-Simmons University Contact: Dr. Larry Wolz, School of Music, Drawer J, Harden-Simmons University, Abilene, TX 79698; (915) 670-1426; fax (915) 6704498.

River Forest, IL, October 23-25,1994
Lectures in Church Music. Annual conference for church musicians. Contact: Concordia University, Music Department, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305; (708)209-3060.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 3-8,1995
Twentieth Annual Church Music Explosion. Contact Shirley Reymond, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5555 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308; (305) 771-8840, ext. 172.

Knoxville, TN, April 27-30,1995
Renewal in Worship '95. A conference for pastors and musicians. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Church in America and the Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Contact: Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923; (615) 693-9331; fax: (615) 693-6611.

Northfield, MN, June 23-28,1995
A Course in Hymn Writing: Words and Music, at St. Olaf College. A five-day course, with small-group and individual instruction in writing both words and music. Contact: The Hymn Society, PO. Box 30854, Fort Worth, TX.

Grand Rapids, MI, July 17-21,1995
Advance announcement: Conference on Liturgy and Music (COLAM) 95. Cosponsored by Calvin College Department of Music and Reformed Worship. More details to come in RW 34.

Sarnia, ON, September 24,1994
Church Organ Workshop, with Jacobus Kloppers, Joachim Segger, and Mamie Giesbrecht, at St. Giles Presbyterian Church. For registration contact: Hal-bert Gober, 1024 Dupont St. Unit 107, Toronto, ON M6H 1Z6; (416) 588-0064; Fax (616) 535-4270. ■