Sounds of Death and Mourning: Requiems and Funeral Songs through the Ages

All descriptions of the death of members of monastic communities in the Middle Ages have in common that music and song are part of the scenario. Nobody had to die in silence. The community accompanied their brothers and sisters on their last journey with singing. Death and dying are also important subjects in the history …
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Christian Poetics

Christian Poetics is an exploration of literary aesthetics, delving into what defines the nature and quality of literature. While this is primarily a course in literary criticism, students of art, literature, and culture will delight in discovering the interplay between form and function in the works of classical and Christian thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, …
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2024 Calvin Symposium on Worship

This ecumenical conference… gathers worshipers from across Canada, the US, and beyond  brings together people from a variety of roles in worship and leadership, including pastors, worship planners and leaders, musicians, scholars, students, worship bands and teams, organists, visual artists, preachers, chaplains, missionaries, liturgists, council and session leaders, and more  encourages leaders in churches and …
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CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC FOR THE LITURGICAL YEAR

An introduction to the planning of congregational music for worship leaders and practitioners. This course will explore the connections between the liturgical year (as set by the Revised Standard Lectionary), the biblical readings and a variety of music and liturgical resources and settings. The content material will draw, primarily, on liturgical resources within the Anglican …
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The Hymn Society 2023 Annual Conference: Land, Language, and Liberation

Once again, The Hymn Society’s Annual Conference will be accessible both in-person and digitally. Here’s what digital attendees can expect: All Plenary events will be streamed live. All Hymn Festivals will also be streamed live. One Featured Session during each time slot will be streamed live. One Sectional in each of the five time slots …
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NAIITS 20th Annual Symposium: Ethnomusicology: Indigenous Heart Languages

Indigenous people express themselves in many musical and artistic forms. The sound and feel of their own music elicit sensibilities of home and familiarity. A fundamental aspect to Indigenous cultural and national restoration has benn the flourishing of each nation or cultural group’s style of music and art. The colonial project worldwide has meant the …
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Encouragement Conference — Worship, Scripture, the Arts

We invite you to join us in beautiful Montreal from May 16-18!!  A conference focused on your encouragement and renewal. Through scriptural teaching, vibrant worship, reflection in the arts, be encouraged and renewed for ministry. Rebekah Eklund Rebekah Eklund is associate professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland, where she teaches Scripture, theology, and ethics. …
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Music & Dance for Healing

Ceremony was given to help us engage the world around us, bringing balance and harmony to to circumstances that too often spin out of control. One expression of this “good medicine” is music and dance. Through our songs and our steps we can experience healing and bring healing to others. This is a gift of …
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