As we look to songs of the past and music of today, what do they have to teach us about the power of music to shape congregational life, especially our worship? Join us for a lively time of singing and reflection!
I'll serve as interim/transitional musician at Park Avenue Christian Church from early February until the summer, directing the choir and organizing a team of musicians to lead a multilingual, intersectional, and theologically progressive worshipping community in New York City.
The work includes:
- bringing more consistent thematic unity and focus to worship, especially in expressions of sung prayer and praise;
- continued integration of music from varied musical traditions and styles, including African-American, African, Latinx, and other global sources;
- training and mentoring music leaders in practices that engage and strengthen congregational participation;
- continued modeling of healthy, clear communication patterns between music staff and church staff, including planning processes and procedures that help alleviate anxiety and last-minute changes.