July 13th - 19th
Greetings from the Conference Director Todd Wilson
This coming July the Sewanee Church Music Conference will again offer a week of study and worship with some of the most talented musicians and clergy in the Church. For 64 years this conference has been a leader in continuing education for church musicians. The opportunity not only to learn new skills and refresh old ones but also to share experiences and ideas with colleagues from across the country is invaluable.
The conference is located amidst some of the most picturesque and inspiring settings available. The DuBose Conference Center is an historic site located in Monteagle, Tennessee. Nearby is the campus of The University of the South where many of the conference activities take place. Venues include the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Chapel of the Apostles on the School of Theology campus and the Gothic splendor of the University's All Saints' Chapel-the setting for Friday afternoon Choral Evensong and the Festival Eucharist on Sunday morning.
This year's renowned faculty will include Robert Simpson, Canon for Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Texas and Artistic Director of the Houston Chamber Choir, who will serve as our conference choral director. Our conference organist will be Kevin Kwan, Organist and Director of Music, Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Norfolk, Virginia, and former Assistant Organist at St. Thomas Church in New York City. Conference chaplain will be the Reverend Canon David B. Lowry, former Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana. Please click on the Faculty link to see full bios.
Lois Fyfe Music of Nashville will again fill the DuBose Library with organ and choral music for perusal during the week, and traditional Southern hospitality will be evident with receptions, BBQ, and the conference banquet.
To avoid disappointment, I encourage you to register early either by sending in the registration form, which you will soon receive in the mail or by simply registering online. Plan now to join us for another inspiring and exciting week "on the mountain."
We invite you to preview the video below for a small taste of the Sewanee Church Music Conference. We hope that you will then, too, register to join us this year for what we know will be a reinvigorating and educational musical experience.