Posted by Sean Flynt on 2010-07-09

Samford's School of the Arts will host the "Refresh" workshop July 15-16. The workshop, which follows the annual conference of The Hymn Society hosted by Samford this year, will offer church musicians an opportunity to explore current developments in resources, methods, and thought.

Samford faculty and guests will lead presentations and discussions in the areas of choral repertory, worship leadership, work with children, readings and resources and renewing a sense of vocation.

The workshop sessions will be interspersed with worship and small groups for dinner and discussion.

Refresh Workshop Schedule 

Thursday, July 15
1:30 Refeshing Your Vocation (Susan Deal)
2:45 Refreshing Your Mind and Spirit (Michael Adler and Paul Richardson)
4:00 Break
4:30 Refreshing Your Work with Children (Terry Taylor)
5:45 Evening Prayer (Michael Adler and Paul Richardson)
6:30 Dinner and Conversation

Friday, July 16 8:30 Morning Prayer Jimmie Abbington and Deb Loftis
9:00 Refreshing Your Choral Repertory Sherrie Lawhon
10:15 Break
10:45 Refreshing Your Worship Leadership Jimmie Abbington and Deb Loftis
12:00 Midday Prayer Jimmie Abbington and Deb Loftis
12:30 Lunch

The workshop fee is $75, exclusive of lodging and meals.

The Hymn Society conference--"Sing of Justice-Sing of Peace"--will be on campus July 11-15. According to the Society, conference plenary speakers, daily hymn festivals and sectional events "will give voice to the ways people have expressed their longing for justice and freedom." Plenary speakers will include Mary Louise Bringle, Dan Damon and Andrew Donaldson.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.