|| MUSIC IN WORSHIP: A PROPHETIC VOICE—YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
AGO Symposium for Seminary Musicians and Academic Deans,
Denominational Music Leaders, Clergy, and Church Musicians
October 9–11, 2005, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex.
May 25, 2005
NEW YORK CITY—The American Guild of Organists (AGO) announces a symposium organized by its Committee on Seminary and Denominational Relations, in cooperation with the Association of Theological Schools, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, and the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Music in Worship: A Prophetic Voice—Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow will be held October 9–11, 2005 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex.
Symposium leaders will include the Rev. Dr. Daniel Aleshire, Association of Theological Schools; Dr. Anton Armstrong, St. Olaf College; Dr. Eileen Guenther, Wesley Theological Seminary; the Rev. Dr. John Holbert, Perkins School of Theology; the Rev. Dr. William Lawrence, Perkins; the Rev. Dr. Alyce McKenzie, Perkins; AGO President Frederick Swann; and the Rev. Dr. John Witvliet, Calvin Institute.
"The symposium will deal with music in worship, and the role of music in seminary education: where we are now and the best practices for the future," declared the Rev. George E. Tutwiler, Director of the AGO Committee on Seminary and Denominational Relations. "It will also examine the historical, current, and evolving status of organ and choral music."
The AGO Seminary and Denominational Relations Committee maintains close communications with theological schools and their own professional organizations; hosts periodic consultations with representatives from various denominations; seeks ways to assist seminaries in preparation of candidates for orders; performs ongoing studies of denominational employment practices; produces and distributes syllabus suggestions for courses in church music; maintains close communications with denominations and adjunct music organizations; facilitates communication among seminary musicians through biennial Seminary Musicians Conferences and other means; publishes Church Musicians’ Guide to the Denominations in Canada and the United States; and recommends candidates for appointment to the National Chaplaincy of the Guild.
For further information or to request a symposium brochure, please contact AGO National Headquarters at 212-870-2310 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Music in Worship symposium registration is available online at www.agohq.org/symposium.
The AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, it sets and maintains high musical standards and promotes the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music. The mission of the AGO is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. The Guild currently serves approximately 19,000 members in more than 300 local chapters throughout the United States and abroad. The American Organist Magazine, the official journal of the AGO and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, reaches an audience of more than 20,000 readers each month.
This information is submitted by F. Anthony Thurman, Director of Development and Communications at the National Headquarters of the American Guild of Organists and The American Organist Magazine. For further information, please contact Dr. Thurman by TEL (212) 870-2310, FAX (212) 870-2163 or E-MAIL email@example.com.