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Teaching: Sewanee Church Music Conference to hold 57th gathering July 9-15
[Episcopal News Service] The largest and oldest Episcopal Church music conference in the country, Sewanee Church Music Conference, will hold its 57th gathering at the University of the South and the DuBose Conference Center July 9-15 in Tennessee.
The meeting will offer participants continuing education in liturgy and music with a faculty comprising some of the finest clergy and church musicians in both the United States and Europe. The curriculum is specifically designed for musicians working in smaller parishes and an extensive display of music will be provided by Lois Fyfe Music, the Saint James Music Press, E-Libris Publishing, and Church Music Services, Inc., publisher of "Psalms Made Singable."
Director of the 2007 conference is Keith Shafer, director of music and organist at Saint Paul's Church, in Augusta, Georgia. Other leaders include Dr. Gerre Hancock, professor of Music at the School of Music at the University of Texas; his wife Judith Hancock, senior lecturer in Music at the School of Music at the University of Texas; the Rev. Dr. Dennis Maynard, priest and author from Rancho Mirage, California; Dr. Robert Delcamp, professor of Music at the University of the South; Donald E. Dupee, Jr. of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church in Aiken, South Carolina; Larry Marchese, education manager of Sibelius Software; Susan Rupert of the School of Theology at The University of the South; Mark Schwelzer of St. James Music Press; and Ceclia Tolar-Bane of St. John's Episcopal Church, in Columbia, South Carolina.
In addition, the curriculum will include classes on choir training, chanting (both Anglican and Plainchant), hymn playing, organ improvisation, anthem accompaniment, music publishing software, and sessions for those who are new to the Episcopal Church.
The conference has a capacity of 150 participants and typically maintains a long waiting list. To obtain a copy of the brochure, email Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: 605 Reynolds Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901.
Registration is $250 per person and two full scholarships that include registration, and room and board, are available to first-time attendees.
For more information visit the conference web site at http://www.sewaneeconf.com.
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Catalyst: "Stories of the Saints" from Paraclete Press, by Joyce Denham, 48 pages, paperback, c. 2007, $9.95
[Source: Paraclete Press] For each saint, Joyce Denham gives a short historical introduction, and then retells one significant episode in their life, shining a light on the work and wisdom for which they were most loved and remembered. Where appropriate, she also includes a saying or prayer attributed to him or her.
Fourteen saints are profiled, in accessible language for children. From the Bible: The Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, Peter, Mary Magdelene, Stephen, and Paul. From Christian history-3rd to 14th centuries: Lawrence (Italy), Martin of Tours (France), Genevieve (France), Columba (Ireland/Scotland), Bathild (England/France), Francis of Assisi, Elizabeth of Portugal, and Bridget (Sweden).
The book ends with short sections of additional information about each saint, including dates of their feast days.
Stories of the Saints is an ideal resource for educators, parents, Sunday school teachers, librarians, and everyone who cares about communicating the history and spirit of the saints to today's elementary school-age children.
To order: Episcopal Books and Resources, online at http://www.episcopalbookstore.org or call 800-903-5544.
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