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welcome to celebrating grace 2013!


ack by popular demand! We heard your cry in the wilderness this very week last year – “Please do this again next year!”

So, welcome to Celebrating Grace Music and Leadership Conference – stanza two. We are delighted you have chosen to spend these days with us. We have assembled the program with you in mind—one that will offer a wide variety of classes for information and many moments of inspiration. We encourage you to take full advantage of every opportunity to learn new things, to connect with fellow church musicians, to refresh your spirit, and to renew your commitment. Two major additions to this year’s program are the Conference Choir, directed by Jim Morrow, and the Instrumental Ensemble, led by Stan Pethel. These groups (non-auditioned) along with the Handbell Choir and GraceBeat Demonstration Choir will perform during the Celebration Concert Wednesday night. Have a great week and if we may do anything to help you, we’ll try.

Mark Edwards Vice President, Celebrating Grace, Inc.

table of contents Conference Highlights.................................................................................2 Our Special Guests.......................................................................................4 Schedule Overview......................................................................................5 Workshops....................................................................................................6 Clinicians .....................................................................................................23 Growing in Grace and GraceBeat Leadership ........................................26 Campus Map..............................................................................................28 General Information...................................................................................31


conference highlights This Is Our Story…These Are Our Songs featuring Ken Medema Sunday, 7:30 p.m. • Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center

For four decades, Ken Medema has inspired people through storytelling and music. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, custom designing every musical moment of his vocal and piano performance with brilliant improvisation. Don’t miss this unique worship experience!

Christmas in July: A Service of Lessons and Carols featuring Reflections Monday, 7:30 p.m. • Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center

A meaningful service of nine Lessons and Carols introduced by Reflections Youth Ensemble. From there, the program becomes a congregational experience of singing familiar and less familiar hymns of Advent and Christmas complimented by several congregational anthems from Accents Signature Music. Reflections is an auditioned high school vocal ensemble from First Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama. This diverse group of students has been singing and sharing in Montgomery and beyond for over 40 years. In 2010, Reflections was invited to partner with a Baptist church in Seigburg, Germany, singing in schools, churches, and a variety of venues. In Spring of 2012, Reflections worked with a partner church in Miami Beach to sing and share the love of Christ in south Florida.

The American Spiritual Ensemble

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. • Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center

Join us in welcoming four soloists from The American Spiritual Ensemble, a criticallyacclaimed professional group composed of some of the finest singers in the classical music world. These vocalists have thrilled audiences globally with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals, opera, sacred, jazz and Broadway selections.

Celebration Concert

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. • Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center

A festival of praise featuring the conference choir, instrumental ensemble, handbells, and demonstration choir from GraceBeat MusiCamp.

Morning Worship

Daily, 8:30 a.m. • Lambert Recital Hall

Begin your day with worship led by David Schwoebel, Travis Patton, Bill Wilson and others. 2



Daily, 9:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.

Two morning workshop opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment including adult, youth, and children’s choir leadership; choral techniques; master classes in keyboard, orchestra, and handbells—and more! See p. 6 for workshop descriptions.

Play and Sing Daily, 1:15 p.m.

You asked for it, and we heard you! Join your voice or play your instrument with others during three dynamic rehearsals led by James Morrow and Stan Pethel. Both the conference choir and instrumental ensemble will perform at Wednesday evening’s Celebration Concert.

Bell Blitz

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m., and 1:15 p.m.

Two morning instructional sessions will feature new arrangements (including Christmas and Easter titles) and technique training. An optional afternoon session will allow intermediate to advanced ringers to rehearse together for Wednesday’s Celebration Concert.

Choral Reading Sessions

Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. • Lambert Recital Hall

Find new choral repertoire at multi-publisher reading sessions led by Molly Ijames and David Schwoebel.

Growing in Grace

Daily, 9:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. • Fayerweather Hall, Bartlett Hall

Keep growing with us! Catch the energy and excitement of Growing in Grace Children’s Music Curriculum. Receive practical, hands-on training from creators Terry Taylor and Dora Ann Purdy and the Year 2 curriculum team. Workshops include both age-specific instruction and special interest sessions.

GraceBeat MusiCamp Daily, 9:15 a.m. – noon

An up-tempo, fun-filled music experience for children who have completed Grades 1-6. The GraceBeat Demonstration Choir will sing for the Wednesday evening Celebration Concert.

Celebrating Grace Resources

Learn more about the Celebrating Grace family of resources: Celebrating Grace Hymnal, Accents Signature Music, Growing in Grace, and Worship Matrix. Spend time in the Worship Matrix Lab with creator and developer David Bolin.



our special guests Ken Medema’s artistry and imagination have reached audiences in 49 states and in more than 15 countries. From the time he was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ken has been unable to see with his physical eyes. His sight is limited to distinguishing between light and darkness and seeing fuzzy outlines of major objects. Music, early on, became a major component of his life. Ken studied music therapy at Michigan State University, where he concentrated on performance skills in piano and voice. He worked as a music therapist in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned to Michigan State for a master’s degree, then worked as a music therapist at Essex County Hospital in New Jersey. While employed there he began writing and performing his own songs. In 1973, Medema began a career as a performing and recording artist, and he founded Brier Patch Music in 1985. Travis Patton was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and started playing violin classically at age seven. In middle school, he was exposed to jazz and began playing it on his violin. In high school he was actively involved with school ensembles such as orchestra and jazz band. However, a majority of his learning came from performing with his jazz combo Saturn V and playing in the funk-rock band Foxboro. It was with Foxboro that 4

Travis began pursuing electric violin. His contemporary violin studies brought him to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. At Belmont, Travis studied with worldrenowned electric violinist Tracy Silverman. In March 2012, Travis won the title of Grand Champion in the senior division at the American String Teachers Association Eclectic Strings Festival. He was also selected to perform on Belmont’s 2012 concerto competition. Travis released his first solo album Blessings in June 2012. The American Spiritual Ensemble Founded by Dr. Everett McCorvey in 1995, The American Spiritual Ensemble vocalists have thrilled audiences globally with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals, opera, sacred, jazz, and Broadway selections. Soprano Karen Slack made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2006 in the title role of Luisa Miller and has been the featured artist in major motion pictures. Kevin Thompson, basso profundo, possesses a commanding stage presence and a voice with extraordinary range, depth, and color. Matthew Truss is making his mark both nationally and internationally in the specialized opera and oratorio repertoire for countertenor. Tenor John Wesley Wright, a graduate of Maryville College, is gold medalist of the Savannah Music Festival American Traditions Vocal Competition 2000. Daniel E. Mathers, pianist, is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Theory at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.


schedule overview Sunday

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Registration, Clayton Center Foyer

5:30 p.m.

Dinner on the Grounds, Clayton Center Plaza

7:30 p.m. This Is Our Story‌These are Our Songs, featuring Ken Medema Nutt Theatre 9:00 p.m.

Fellowship, Clayton Center

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:30-8:20 a.m.

Breakfast, Pearsons Dining Hall

8:30-9:10 a.m.

Morning Worship, Lambert Recital Hall

9:15 a.m.-Noon

GraceBeat Camp, Thaw Hall

9:30-10:30 a.m.


10:50-11:50 a.m.


Noon-1:00 p.m.

Lunch, Pearsons Dining Hall

1:15 p.m.

Choral Rehearsal, Choir Room

Instrumental Rehearsal, Orchestra Rehearsal Room/Nutt Theatre

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Free Time

5:00-5:50 p.m.

Dinner, Pearsons Dining Hall

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Choral Reading Sessions, Lambert Recital Hall (Monday/Tuesday)

 Growing in Grace Reading Sessions, Choir Room (Monday/Tuesday)

Special Interest Seminars (Monday/Tuesday)

7:30 p.m.

Evening Feature, Nutt Theatre

8:45 p.m.

Fellowship, Clayton Center

Thursday 7:30-8:20 a.m.

Breakfast, Pearsons Dining Hall

9:00 a.m.




workshops Monday, 9:30 a.m. Accent on Worship – Mark Edwards Lambert Recital Hall Regardless of which hymnal your church uses (or even no hymnal at all), discover how Accents Signature Music – orchestrations, keyboard accompaniments, congregational anthems – can enrich congregational singing in worship. Bring your best hymn-singing voice! We will also take a closer look at Celebrating Grace Hymnal. Artistic Conducting: Gesture, Body, and Imagination – James Morrow Choir Room, Clayton Center What makes a conductor effective? Explore the key ingredients of preparation, interpretation, technique, and style. Growing in Grace Age-level Workshops Interactive, age-specific training sessions. • Preschool Veterans – Nan Grantham, Fayerweather 205 • Preschool Rookies – Chelsea Stern, Fayerweather 236 • Younger Children Veterans – Tracy Hanrahan, Fayerweather 235 • Younger Children Rookies – Teresa Granger, Fayerweather 234 • Older Children Veterans – Susan Eernisse, Bartlett 101 • Older Children Rookies – Darla Meek, Bartlett 102 Handbell Boot Camp – Andrew Duncan Orchestra Rehearsal Room Experienced in handbell ringing or directing but want to brush up on your techniques? This session includes: • A technique refresher including weaving, bass bells, four-in-hand and Shelley ringing • Help with bell assignments, rehearsal management, and other bell equipment


• A time for questions—even if we have to meet one-on-one following class! New directors will find this course helpful, but long-time ringers and directors will also benefit. Help! I’m in Charge – Suzanne Lee Fayerweather 237 Are you are the newly-enlisted leader of the children’s music ministry in your organization? This session will inform and inspire with time-tested and time-saving strategies to help you provide effective, servant-hearted leadership. Introduction to Worship Matrix – David Bolin Clayton Center Foyer, Second Level Discover how the Worship Matrix can help you and your worship team build a dynamic service plan. Basic matrix navigation skills, selecting content, preparing the service order, and communicating to participants are highlights of this session. The Organ, Organist and Worship: Where Are We? – Becky Lombard Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center What does the current worship culture mean for the organist as worship leader and as worshiper? Let’s look at where we are and how it changes our technique, registration, literature, and leadership. Woodwinds and Friends – Stan Pethel Clayton Center 208 Explore ranges, characteristics, and idiosyncrasies of woodwind and string instruments.

Monday, 10:50 a.m. Birthing and Building Major Musical Events - David Schwoebel Choir Room, Clayton Center A quick-paced, “start to finish” conversation on conceiving, structuring, rehearsing and success-

2013 CONFERENCE GUIDE fully presenting innovative seasonal programs. Ideas and experiences shared will include selection of music, promotion, instrumentalists, lighting, hospitality, and follow-up. Bringing “With Hearts and Hands and Voices” to Life – Tracy Hanrahan Fayerweather 235 The Year 2 Growing in Grace theme is rich in biblical and life-changing truths. Find engaging ideas and tools to infuse your teaching with this timeless theme. Children’s Choir Coordinators – Suzanne Lee Fayerweather 237 Overview Year 2 Growing in Grace curriculum, and share insights, experiences, and encouragement with other choir coordinators. (Continues Tuesday) Do, Re, Mi as Easy as 1, 2, 3 – Teresa Granger Fayerweather 234 Solfège syllables can be used successfully to teach anthems and musical concepts in children’s choir. This workshop will also provide background information on the solfège process. GraceBeat MusiCamp Observation Thaw Hall, Second Floor Experience GraceBeat in action! Slip into the classroom and observe rehearsals and activities using materials from Year 2 Growing in Grace Children’s Music Curriculum. Make It and They Will Come…and Learn! – Nan Grantham Fayerweather 205 Join Nan for some hands-on fun, and learn creative ways to teach musical and spiritual truths to our preschoolers. Seven Hard Subjects for a Church Staffer to Discuss with the Congregation – Bill Wilson Center for Campus Ministry Honest insights about topics most church staff members are hesitant to discuss with the people

who sign their paychecks. This workshop will provide opportunity for a hope-filled conversation about what really matters. Techniques and Tips for Tuneful Singing – Dora Ann Purdy Bartlett 102 Engage your children while encouraging good singing skills! Learn tips to keep children focused and energized along with techniques to guide children to use their head voices and sing in tune. The Tool Shed – Susan Eernisse Bartlett 101 A bag of tricks for children’s choir leaders including warm-ups, rhythm activities, and singing games that are guaranteed to keep children engaged during rehearsal. Thinking Outside the Hymnal – Molly Ijames Lambert Recital Hall Supporting the congregation from one set of written harmonies doesn’t have to be musically mundane. Explore creative pianistic possibilities within the harmonic structure of the hymnal. Thou Shalt Not Steal: Copyright Law and the Church – Randy Smith Clayton Center 212 Do you have questions about current copyright law as it relates to church music ministries? This lively session will address fair use, reproducing music (with and without permission), recording, licensing, and the role of CCLI and related entities. We will also discuss what to do if you have the next “American Idol” in your choir! What?! I Can’t Do That!! – Michelle Guy Fayerweather 236 Don’t have enough…time? money? space? children? instruments? leaders? Bring questions about your choir situation and we’ll talk through adapting Growing in Grace curriculum to the needs of any church or group of children.


UNITED IN ONE VOICE Worship Matrix Consultation Clayton Center Foyer Take the Worship Matrix for a test drive! Schedule a “hands-on” demonstration with developer David Bolin.

Monday, 1:15 p.m. Choral Rehearsal Choir Room, Clayton Center Instrumental Rehearsal Orchestra Rehearsal Room, Clayton Center By Appointment: Individual Organ Consultation Vocal Coaching Worship Matrix Consultation

Monday, 6:00 p.m. Choral Reading Session – Molly Ijames Lambert Recital Hall Reading the Music of Growing in Grace (Fall) – Terry Taylor and Dora Ann Purdy Choir Room, Clayton Center Social Media for Church Music Ministry – Edward Atkinson Clayton Center Foyer, Second Level Understanding social media and how it can be used effectively within your music ministry. The Senior Voice – John Orr Clayton Center 208 How does aging impact the singing voice? Learn strategies and exercises to support and improve the singing experience for senior voices.

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Brass and Their Buddies – Stan Pethel Clayton Center 208 Explore ranges, characteristics, and idiosyncrasies of brass and percussion instruments. Choral Artistry: Tonal Beauty – James Morrow Choir Room, Clayton Center What makes a choir sound great? Achieve tonal


beauty by defining, building, and facilitating your choir’s best sound. Growing in Grace Age-level Workshops (continued) • Preschool Veterans – Fayerweather 205 • Preschool Rookies – Fayerweather 236 • Younger Children Veterans – Fayerweather 235 • Younger Children Rookies – Fayerweather 234 • Older Children Veterans – Bartlett 101 • Older Children Rookies – Bartlett 102 Introduction to Worship Matrix – David Bolin Clayton Center Foyer, Second Level Discover how the Worship Matrix can help you build a dynamic service plan. Basic matrix navigation skills, selecting content, preparing the service order, and communicating to participants are highlights of this session. Organist Skills for the 21st Century: Improvisation – Becky Lombard Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center While improvisation has always been a skill admired and sought after for the organist, in this day every keyboard worship leader must be able to improvise or play “by ear” at some level. If you never have, we’ll get you started; and if you already are blessed with this gift, we’ll show you some new chords, progressions, and modulations. Thinking Outside the Padded Tables – Andrew Duncan Orchestra Rehearsal Room, Clayton Center Handbells can be so much more (and so much less!) than simply playing a hymn arrangement on Sunday morning. Learn ways to use bells in worship services of all styles, as well as resources available for guidance and planning. (You do not have to have a bell choir at your church to benefit from this session, as many of the ideas presented do not require more than a few people.)

2013 CONFERENCE GUIDE Youth Choir: Why Bother? – Chip Colee Lambert Recital Hall Youth Choir can be one of the most rewarding and yet one of the toughest and most discouraging leadership opportunities in music ministry. Hear lessons, ideas, and tips from a fellow struggler along with some experts, the students themselves!

Tuesday, 10:50 a.m. A Little Child Shall Lead: Enlivening Congregational Song – Chelsea Stern Fayerweather 236 Children’s choirs can enliven congregational song through their leadership in the worship service. Explore child-appropriate examples of congregational song from new denominational resources and global music collections, and hear ideas for using these selections in worship. Children’s Choir Coordinators – Suzanne Lee (Continued from Monday) Fayerweather 237 Overview Year 2 Growing in Grace resources and learn ways to effectively motivate and encourage your children’s choir leadership. Exploring Creative Movement – Darla Meek Bartlett 102 Learn to use the powerful kinesthetic sense in a relaxed, joyful way to develop inner hearing, good timing, perception, memory, awareness, phrasing, and flow in your young musicians. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to enjoy a “moving experience!” GraceBeat MusiCamp Observation Thaw Hall, Second Floor Making Every Minute Count: Planning an Effective Children’s Choir Rehearsal – Teresa Granger Fayerweather 234 Organizational strategies, sample formats, and activities to help plan an effective rehearsal, regardless of the time allotted for choir.

Order in the Choir! – Michelle Guy Fayerweather 235 Working with children in the church environment presents certain challenges. Discover techniques for improving unacceptable behavior and find ways to reinforce positive actions. “Really? Our Church Has a Music Ministry?” – David Schwoebel Choir Room, Clayton Center A discussion on raising the congregation’s awareness of the Music Ministry: enlistment, care and feeding, and eventual development of a multi-faceted, highly functioning, visible ministry. The Secret Life of a Church Staffer – Bill Wilson Center for Campus Ministry Your minister, like everyone you meet, has a public life and a private life. When private life is congruent with public life, integrity and strong character result. What are some ways to ensure that is the case? The Tool Shed – Susan Eernisse Bartlett 101 A bag of tricks for children’s choir leaders including warm-ups, rhythm activities, and singing games that are guaranteed to keep children engaged during rehearsal. Worship Matrix Consultation Clayton Center Foyer Schedule an appointment for one-on-one time with David Bolin to see the difference Worship Matrix can make to your service planning. You Can Arrange, Yes You Can! – Molly Ijames Lambert Recital Hall If you grow tired of searching for the printed arrangement that expresses your personal voice but feel intimidated to branch out on your own, this session will provide basic ways to gather compositional ideas to begin your own creation.


UNITED IN ONE VOICE You Don’t Have to Start from Scratch! – Terry Taylor Fayerweather 205 Grandma cooked everything from “scratch.” She couldn’t go to the store and buy a box of “scratch,” but we can! Learn about our “Children’s Music Ministry Starter Kit” for churches who wish to begin or revive their children’s music programs. Youth Choir: Going the Distance – Bob Robinson Clayton Center 212 Working with teenagers requires that the director exhibit the right balance of musical competence, personal relationship, ministerial patience and amazing grace. Discover how one veteran youth choir director has maintained a vital youth choir ministry over the long-haul.

Tuesday, 1:15 p.m. Choral Rehearsal Choir Room, Clayton Center Instrumental Rehearsal Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center By Appointment: Individual Piano Consultation Vocal Coaching Worship Matrix Consultation

Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. Choral Reading Session – David Schwoebel Lambert Recital Hall Keyboards at Christmas – Becky Lombard Clayton Center 208 Hear the story of Keyboards at Christmas (and Keyboards Americana) and learn how to begin this ministry in your own congregation. Becky will share ideas for organizing, arranging, and choosing music. You can pull it off with just one or two rehearsals!


Percussion Express – Carol James Orchestra Rehearsal Room, Clayton Center So, you’ve always wanted to play Percussion!?! Here’s your chance! Play congas, bongos, djembe, Latin instruments, marimba, and bells—we’ll even try a “Stomp” selection! This workshop is open to anyone; no experience necessary. Reading the Music of Growing in Grace (Spring) – Terry Taylor and Dora Ann Purdy Choir Room, Clayton Center

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Bell Blitz – Andrew Duncan Orchestra Rehearsal Room, Clayton Center Two morning instructional sessions will feature new arrangements (including Christmas and Easter titles) and technique training. An optional afternoon session will allow intermediate to advanced ringers to rehearse together for tonight’s Celebration Concert. Choral Artistry: Text, Phrase, Musicality – James Morrow Choir Room, Clayton Center What are the essential qualities and characteristics of expressive choral performance? Explore elements of musicality to maximize the relationships between text, music, dynamics and shape. Growing in Grace Age-level Workshops (continued) • Preschool Veterans – Fayerweather 205 • Preschool Rookies – Fayerweather 236 • Younger Children Veterans – Fayerweather 235 • Younger Children Rookies – Fayerweather 234 • Older Children Veterans – Bartlett 101 • Older Children Rookies – Bartlett 102 Organ Literature for a Multi-Culture, Multi-Style, Multi-Opinion World – Becky Lombard Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center In this day of plural styles, opinions, and culture, our literature must reflect that trend. We’ll read through literature from various publishers

2013 CONFERENCE GUIDE across the country, attempting to find “something for everyone.”

find practical resources that give a “new” song to “old” tunes.

The Butterfly (GiG) Effect – Terry Taylor Fayerweather 237 The impact of using Growing in Grace Children’s Music Curriculum ripples throughout the congregation. Designed for ministers of music and other church leaders, this session will provide an overview of Growing in Grace and its significance in the life of the church.

Life on a Ministry Team: Heaven or Hell? – Bill Wilson (for Church Staff Members Only) Center for Campus Ministry Without question, the most challenging issue for church staffers is how to do the work of our calling in collaboration with others. When a staff works well together, it is a thing of beauty. When it does not, things get ugly in a hurry. How can we build a healthy and effective staff culture?

Watch the Magic Happen – Stan Pethel Clayton Center 208 Observe an on-site demonstration of fully orchestrating a short arrangement for SATB voices with keyboard accompaniment. Worship Matrix 102 – David Bolin Clayton Center Foyer, Second Level For the experienced Worship Matrix user, WM102 provides details on developing a custom user interface. Learn how to connect scripture passages to readings and repertoire, import your music library into the matrix, and develop service templates.

Wednesday, 10:50 a.m. Bell Blitz (continued) – Andrew Duncan Orchestra Rehearsal Room, Clayton Center Growing in Grace Talkback – Terry Taylor and Dora Ann Purdy Lawson Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall Give us your impressions of and suggestions for Growing in Grace. We are wrapping up production on our second year, and the creative team wants to hear from you! Keeping Worship Musically Fresh – David Schwoebel Choir Room, Clayton Center Changing the musical carriage of beloved hymns can heighten the meaning of their texts and effective usage in worship. Learn creative ideas for keeping worship musically fresh and

Teaching Music Literacy Skills – Paul Hill Clayton Center 212 Are you tired of rote-teaching music each week? Imagine your choir reading the music they are singing. Not only would they learn more quickly but they would sing with more confidence. Learn how to teach beyond this Sunday’s anthem, giving your singers skills that will deepen their ministry as worship leaders. What Do You Mean ”There’s Nothing Written”? – Molly Ijames Lambert Recital Hall In a day and age where bare lead sheets are the norm, accompanists need solutions to fall back on. Explore musical ideas to turn a stressful accompanying situation into an enjoyable supportive role.

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clinicians James Morrow is Director of Choral Activities at The University of Texas at Austin where he conducts the Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale and directs the graduate program in choral conducting. He performed as a choral singer with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in France and in the United States. Prior to his appointment at UT, he served as Director of Choral Activities at the University of Florida and at Hope College in Michigan. Molly Ijames is a native of Flint, MI. She earned a B.S. in Music Education from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. Molly worked for six years as a music teacher and church pianist, developing her heart for the music needs of the local church. A published composer of choral anthems with several composition awards, she is currently Editor for choral and keyboard publications at SoundForth/Lorenz. Stan Pethel is Professor of Music and Chair of Fine Arts at Berry College near Rome, GA. He holds the B.M. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Georgia and a D.M.A. from the University of Kentucky. A widely published composer and arranger, his writing includes works for choir, keyboard, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, orchestra, handbells, and various chamber music ensembles. In his spare time, Stan referees high school basketball and volleyball. Becky Lombard serves as Professor of Music and Fine Arts at TruettMcConnell College in Cleveland, GA. She taught for many years on the faculty of New Orleans Seminary and earlier at the University of Mobile. A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and New Orleans Seminary, Becky has ministered at churches in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Georgia. She also served for over thirty years as Keyboard Specialist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. David Schwoebel is Minister of Music and Composer in Residence at Derbyshire Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. A nationally recognized composer and popular choral clinician, he is a graduate of McKendree College and Southwestern Seminary with degrees in Voice, Organ Performance, and Composition. Prior to beginning his ministry at Derbyshire in January 1997, he served churches in his hometown of Belleville, IL, as well as Montgomery, AL, and Atlanta, GA.


UNITED IN ONE VOICE Bill Wilson has served as President of the Center for Congregational Health in Winston-Salem, NC, since 2009. A graduate of Murray State University, Southern Seminary, and the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, IN, Bill is a popular speaker and writer with a deep passion for the local church. He brings over 33 years of local church ministry experience, having served churches in Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina. Andrew Duncan is Director of Music and Worship at First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, TN. Andrew received his Masters in Choral Conducting and Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. An active arranger and composer, Andrew is editor of Ring Press, an online handbell music publishing company. He organizes the Knoxville Area Handbell Festival and is an aspiring accordionist! David Bolin, Electronic Design Editor for Celebrating Grace, serves as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Waco, TX. A graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Seminary, David has served churches in Hawaii and Texas. David is the developer of the Worship Matrix, online research and service planning counterpart to Celebrating Grace Hymnal. He has co-authored two books, The Voice of Our Congregation and The Worship Matrix. Edward Atkinson founded Ontos Brands in 2005. In his seven years at the agency, he has created brands in industries such as higher education, healthcare, technology, electronics, manufacturing, magazine publishing, and charitable nonprofits. Edward’s current role is in strategic planning, creative direction, and consulting. He is also an accomplished organist and singer. Chip Colee is Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, and directs the One Voice High School Choir and Reflections Ensemble. Chip holds degrees from Samford University and Southern Seminary. Mark Edwards, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Celebrating Grace, Inc., served as minister of music at First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN, for thirty years. A south Texan, Mark was educated at Howard Payne University and Southwestern Seminary. Mark has been a frequent a choral clinician, conference leader, literary writer, and musical arranger. His numerous published works include a textbook on congregational singing and dozens of hymn settings for congregation, choir, vocalists, piano, and organ.


2013 CONFERENCE GUIDE Bob Ergenbright is Director of Music at Broadway United Methodist Church, Maryville. A native Virginian, Bob holds a B.A. in Music from Emory and Henry College and a M.M. from The Catholic University of America with advanced studies at Boston University and Florida State University. He has taught at Northeast Missouri State College (Truman University), the State University of New York at Cortland, and Maryville College. Paul Hill has been a church musician for over 33 years and is a third generation minister. He has served as Minister of Worship Arts at First Baptist Church, Marietta, GA, since 1999. A church music educator, Paul designed The Basic Music Reading Skills Course to assist church musicians in teaching choir members how to improve their music literacy skills. Carol James holds a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. She has played with symphonies in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, TN, and Augusta, SC. Carol currently serves as children’s choir coordinator/director at Central Baptist Church Fountain City in Knoxville and previously served as graded choir coordinator at First Baptist Church, North Augusta, SC. Carol is teaching this week at GraceBeat MusiCamp. John Orr serves as Minister of Music at Community Church at Tellico Village, Loudon, TN. A native of Nashville, he is a graduate of William Jewell College and Southern Seminary. John earned a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Alabama, with research in the area of the aging voice in amateur singers. He is also teaching children at GraceBeat MusiCamp this week. Bob Robinson is Minister of Music at Central Baptist Church Fountain City in Knoxville, TN. Bob is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Southern Seminary. He enjoys singing with Tennessee Men’s Chorale as well as The CenturyMen. An accomplished cellist, Bob formerly served churches in Mississippi and Kentucky. Randy Smith is a graduate of Belmont University and Vanderbilt University Law School. His Nashville, TN, law practice focuses exclusively on entertainment, intellectual property rights, and the arts with emphasis on recording, music publishing, and the performing arts. Randy represents recording artists (over the last two years he has had four clients on The Voice), songwriters, producers, church musicians, creators of sacred music products, and others.



growing in grace & gracebeat leadership Terry Taylor is Managing Editor for Growing in Grace Children’s Music

Curriculum. A graduate of Belmont University and Southern Seminary, Terry served churches in Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Alabama before joining Celebrating Grace full-time in January 2013. Terry is an active curriculum writer, conference leader and music advocate, and he is widely respected for his interest, creativity, and leadership in music ministry with children.

Dora Ann Purdy brings more than 20 years experience in preschool

and children’s music to her position as Music Editor for Growing in Grace. A graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and North Texas State University, she previously served as Music Director at St. Paul Christian Academy in Nashville, TN. She currently directs a children’s choir at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville, where she also serves as church pianist.

Susan Eernisse received her B.M. and M.E. degrees from Berry

College. Susan has taught in both public and private schools and is an active conference leader and guest clinician for local, state, and regional training events. Susan serves as Design Editor for Growing in Grace and wrote the Younger Children unit for Year One Fall. She currently directs the Young Musicians Choir at First Baptist Church, Carrollton, GA.

Teresa Granger teaches music at Rocky Branch Elementary School

in Watkinsville, GA. A native of Ellenboro, NC, she holds a B.M. from Furman University and a M.M.E. from the University of Georgia. Collaborating with the UGA School of Music, Teresa supervises practicum students and student teachers. Teresa has served for 24 years as Children’s Choir Coordinator at First Baptist Church, Athens, GA.

Nan Grantham holds both B.S. and M.M. degrees from Mississippi

College. With more than 30 years experience writing music and curriculum, she has taught public school music as well as private and class piano. Nan directs the Preparatory Choir of the Houston Children’s Chorus and has served on church music staffs in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. She has written preschool units for Growing in Grace Years 1 and 2.


2013 CONFERENCE GUIDE Michelle Guy serves as Production Editor for Growing in Grace.

Michelle is a graduate of Converse College and Southern Seminary. She has taught elementary music in both public and private schools, and joined the staff of Celebrating Grace in September 2012. Michelle has been leading children in musical and educational activities for over 25 years and currently directs Preschool Choir at Crievewood Baptist Church in Nashville.

Tracy Hanrahan lives in Birmingham, AL, where she teaches piano

and voice through the Dawson Music Academy. An active children’s choir clinician, Tracy holds a B.A. in communications from the University of Alabama and also studied Church Music at Samford. She has served as children’s choir coordinator at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham and St. Andrew Baptist Church, Panama City, FL.

Suzanne Townsend Lee is Music Specialist at Ballentine

Elementary School in Irmo, SC. A graduate of Carson-Newman College and Southern Seminary with degrees in Church Music and Music Education, Suzanne joined the staff of Riverland Hills Baptist Church 19 years ago. She currently serves as Director of Children’s Music Ministry, coordinating six children’s choirs and directing the Young Musicians Choir.

Darla Meek serves as Music Education Coordinator at Texas A & M

University-Commerce. Darla earned a B.M.E. from Dallas Baptist University and M.M. at Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining the faculty at TAMUC, she taught music and movement in elementary schools. Darla serves as a national teacher trainer for the American Orff Schulwerk Association. She is an active member at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, TX.

Chelsea Stern is Music Associate at First Presbyterian Church in Fort

Worth, Texas. A licensed Kindermusik educator, Chelsea holds the M.S.M. from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, M.M. from Southern Methodist University and B.M. from Baylor University. An appointed member of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song, Chelsea has served churches in Temple, Waco and Dallas, TX.

Martha Robinson, GraceBeat MusicCamp Coordinator, is a tenured music educator, teaching elementary music in Maryville, TN, schools. A graduate of Union University, Martha also directs the Maryville College Youth Chorale and serves as pianist at Central Baptist Church Fountain City, Knoxville.



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2013 CONFERENCE GUIDE 1. Lambert Recital Hall Silver Spoon Express Café Clayton Center 208, 212

2. Clayton Center for the Arts Foyer (Registration) Choir Room Fulmer Family Room (Conference Office) Nutt Theatre Orchestra Rehearsal Room

3. Fayerweather Hall Rooms 205, 234, 235, 236, 237 Lawson Auditorium (Basement)

4. Bartlett Hall Rooms 101, 102 Fitness Center Maryville College Bookstore Post Office

6. Thaw Hall GraceBeat MusiCamp Maryville College Library 7. Center for Campus Ministry 8. Pearsons Dining Hall 10. Gibson Hall Conference Lodging 12. Lloyd Hall Conference Lodging

Maryville College Bookstore

The Maryville College Bookstore, located on the ground level of Bartlett Hall, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and sells books, gifts, health and beauty aids, office supplies, greeting cards, snack foods, and Maryville College items.

Maryville College Library

The Maryville College Library in Thaw Hall is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Conference participants are welcome to enjoy the library’s books and magazines in the public reading room.

Post Office

Mailing services are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the campus post office located on the ground floor of Bartlett Hall.


- The Fitness Center located in Bartlett Hall Student Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Stairmasters, treadmills, crosstrainers, stationary bikes, and hand weights are available to conference participants for use at no additional charge. - A sand volleyball court is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Equipment is not provided. - Several walking trails are adjacent to campus.

Other Campus Parking & Traffic – Conference participants should park only in parking areas designated on the map. – Only college service and emergency vehicles are allowed to drive on the lawns, sidewalks or in emergency lanes. Vehicles violating this policy are subject to tow at owner’s expense. – Campus speed limit is 20 mph. – Pedestrians always have the right of way.

ATMs are located in Pearsons Dining Hall, Bartlett Student Center, and the Clayton Center. Wi-fi connectivity is available throughout the campus. Conference attire is modest summer casual. Shoes and shirts are required in all meeting and dining facilities. Tennessee state law prohibits smoking in all campus buildings, including residence halls.



Additional Resources from Celebrating Grace

Accents Signature Music Hymn-based printable music materials from some of the nation’s top composers and arrangers in church music

Providing easy online access to a full line of hymn-based printable music resources, Accents Signature Music offers arrangements and accompaniments to enrich your worship services: Congregational Anthems Hymn Orchestrations n Piano/Organ Accompaniments n Simplified Piano Accompaniments n Handbell Accompaniments



Approximately 1100 titles are currently available with more new titles to be released soon!

Worship Matrix


The online guide to purposeful worship planning

The Worship Matrix, an interactive online resource with 30 years of research behind it, enables you to: n Identify connections between scripture, hymn texts, meditations, and readings. n Plan services weeks or months in advance. n Maintain an entire music library, providing online access wherever you are. n Collaborate with your worship team to create a cohesive service plan.

Visit the Worship Matrix Lab to learn more!

To discover additional resources from Celebrating Grace, visit or call (877) 550-7707. 30


general information Conference Office

Located in the Fulmer Family Room on the second floor of the Clayton Center, the office will also serve as our “lost and found” center.


- Maryville College conference assistants are available to help with any needs you may have while in the residence halls. - Linen sets are placed on each bed and include two flat sheets, a pillowcase, two towels, two washcloths, and a blanket. If an item is missing, contact the residence hall assistant. There will be a charge for lost linens. - All residence halls have card access to outside doors which are locked 24 hours a day. - Coin-operated laundry services and snack machines are available in the residence halls.

Dining Services

- The lanyard name tag issued to you at registration serves as your meal ticket. Participants without conference ID will be required to pay at the door. - Silver Spoon Express – This convenient café offers a variety of food for purchase and will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. (Meal tickets not accepted in the Silver Spoon Express.)


Visit our exhibitors in the Clayton Center Foyer. Sunday – 4:00-7:30 p.m., 9:00-10:00 p.m. Monday – Wednesday – 8:00-9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.-Noon, 2:30-7:30 p.m., 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Morning Breaks

Refreshments will be available each morning from 10:30-11:00 a.m. in the Clayton Center Foyer and by the Fayerweather Fountain. Many thanks to our break sponsors: Monday – Lee University Tuesday – Montreat Conference Center Wednesday – PraiseHymn Fashions

GraceBeat MusiCamp takes place each morning from 9:15 – noon in Thaw Hall. On Monday, campers should check-in near the first floor Clayton Center entrance. Arrival Tuesday and Wednesday and dismissal each day will be at Thaw Hall.

Individual Consultations

Stop by the conference office to make an appointment for the following individual consultations: - Organ – Becky Lombard (Monday afternoon) - Piano – Molly Ijames (Tuesday afternoon) - Vocal coaching – Bob Ergenbright (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons) - Worship Matrix – David Bolin

In Case of Emergency

In the event of an emergency while on campus, call (865) 981-8002 anytime day or night. This number also serves as a 24/7 emergency contact for anyone trying to reach a conference participant regarding an emergency situation. Medical services are available at Blount Memorial Hospital in close proximity to the campus. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.


- Remember to turn in your keys in the lobby of your residence hall Thursday morning. Keys are considered lost if not returned at check-out. Charges for lost keys are $50 for individual rooms, and $12 for card access keys. - Used linens should be place in the pillowcase and left in the lobby of your residence hall.


Celebrating Grace staff are available to assist with any questions or concerns. If you need to reach a Celebrating Grace staff member, contact Kim Hester at (615) 481-6170 or Tiffany Hitchcock at (575) 302-6512.



in appreciation Local Support Team Bob Robinson, chair, Central Baptist Church Fountain City, Knoxville Andrew Duncan, First United Methodist Church, Oak Ridge Bob Ergenbright, Broadway United Methodist Church, Maryville Paul Magyar, Central Baptist Church Bearden, Knoxville John Orr, Tellico Village Community Church, Loudon

Maryville College Conference and Event Services Belinda Kenny, Director Beth White, Event Manager Jim Cofer, Dining Services David Rasnake, Technical Director/Sound Wes Smith, Technical Director/Lighting

Celebrating Grace, Inc. Tom McAfee, President and Chairman Mark Edwards, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer David Bolin, Electronic Design Editor Ernie Hickman, Graphic Designer Kim Hester, Conference Coordinator Tiffany Hitchcock, Customer Service Representative Sharon Lim Harle, Logistics Coordinator Janet Jarriel, Marketing Consultant Terry Taylor, Growing in Grace Managing Editor Dora Ann Purdy, Growing in Grace Music Editor Michelle Guy, Growing in Grace Production Editor Robert Williams, Distribution Manager Joshua Williams, Distribution Assistant Robby Williams, Distribution Assistant 32

“One of 49 Up and Coming Universities to Watch in the Nation”– U.S. News & World Report Come visit our booth at the 2013 Celebrating Grace Conference to receive your free gift and learn more about our innovative programs at Anderson University!

National Recognition for AU Students • Business • AU Enactus (formerly Students In Free Enterprise) team

was the national champion of the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sam’s Club Environmental Sustainability Challenge • Winner of the 2012 Fifth Federal Reserve Bank District’s “Share the Wealth” video competition

Visual Arts/Graphic Design

• AU was the only university in the nation to have two students win a gold ADDY® at the 2012 and 2009 National ADDY® awards • 2010 AIGA Flux National Competition Best in Show • 2010 Best in Show National ADDY® Award

• Athletics • 2012 Capital One NCAA Div. II All-America Award (one of only four awards nationally)

• AU Center for Cancer Research • Georgia Harpe won the 2013 South Carolina Academy of

Science Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for her research on “Antiproliferative Activity of Raspberries on Two Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines”

• Musical Theatre • AU’s production of Barnum was selected by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) to be showcased at the 2013 Southeast Region IV festival

• Music

• AU Chamber Singers, Brass Ensemble and West African Ensemble were selected to perform in the national 2013 Baptist Church Music Conference • Consistent placement of top award recipients in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Regional Competitions

Mobile Learning Initiative

All incoming freshmen receive the latest iPad which will be used in specially designed courses.

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