Wayne State University

DEADLINE APPROACHING: WSU Department of Music "Composing for Today's Church" Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING REGISTRATIONS FOR THE WSU DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC'S  COMPOSING FOR TODAYS CHURCH: HANDS ON TRAINING FOR CHURCH MUSICIANS  IS MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017  Deadline Extended: Friday, August 11, 2017!

If you’re a church musician, chances are good you’ve composed or arranged something for your choir or congregation to sing—or wished you could.

Writing your own music used to be a luxury. It isn’t anymore: it’s a necessity. In a time when tastes are changing rapidly and budgets continue to shrink, it’s more important than ever that you know how to compose music that meets the needs of your people. But who can afford the time—and the cost—of private composition study?

That’s why we’ve developed Composing for Today’s Church, a practical, hands-on training seminar for church musicians led by two of Detroit’s leading composers of music for worship: Dr. Jerry Custer, an accomplished church choir director and published composer, and Dr. Norah Duncan IV, who brings a lifetime of experience in creating accessible, powerful music that enables vibrant congregational singing.

No matter what church tradition you come from, Composing for Today’s Church will help you recognize and develop your own compositional voice. In this seminar, you will:             

  • Discover how seasoned composers analyze and unlock the content of text
  • Learn how to quickly and easily create introductions, transitions, and descants
  • Turn a hymn into an anthem your choir can sing, regardless of size
  • Compose an original piece of music for congregational singing
  • Go inside the composer’s workshop as two master composers share their secrets
  • Get immediate performance, feedback, and coaching for your own compositions
      . . . and much more!
 
Composing for Today’s Church: Hands-on Training for Church Musicians
August 15 & 17 and August 22 & 24
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: $100.00 ($75.00 for high school/college students) including parking and all materials
 
Online Registration Form Link: https://forms.wayne.edu/5964fd8a4f707/ 
 
To finalize your registration and reserve your spot in the workshop please mail in payment payable to Wayne State University Department of Music to:

Church Music Workshop
Wayne State Dept. of Music
Suite 1321 Old Main
4841 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

Payment must be received by Monday, August 7, 2017, at 5 p.m.