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Alleluia Conference 2012 - Video Sessions
- Pain Free Music Ministry: A Lifetime of Healthy Piano Playing - Brad Nix - Alleluia Conference 2012
- Celebrate God's Goodness to Others - Kyle Reese - Alleluia Conference 2012
Sermon by Preacher Kyle Reese during Thursday's Worship Service
- Choral Accompanying 101 - Brad Nix - Alleluia Conference 2012
- Fun with our Heritage of Hymns - Alan Pote - Alleluia Conference 2012
It is important to teach children some of our rich heritage of hymns. This session will focus on interesting ways to make this happen.
- Grades 1-3: What Needs to Happen Between Preschool and Upper Elementary School - Martha Kirkland - Alleluia Conference 2012
Priorities will be discussed, especially singing skills. Songs and activities will be utilized to discover how specific objectives are taught and learned.
- How Do Children, Ages 6-11 Learn to Read Music at Choir - Martha Kirkland - Alleluia Conference 2012
Not many easy answers...but there are workable solutions! Are you providing this life-long skill?
- In the Beginning was the Word - Lynne Gackle - Alleluia Conference 2012
Interestingly, that the Word which John speaks is Christ Jesus, Himself. And when we sing, it is the in words of our songs that He chooses to not only touch our hearts but also inhabit our praises. Emphasis upon text cannot be overstated with choral musicians ? especially church choral musicians. Not only does a choir achieve blend and good intonation through the vowel sounds, it is through these same vocal sounds that we understand the import of the text ? from the lips of God himself the text, enwrapped in melody reaches the ear (and heart) of both listener and singer. This session will focus upon the development of techniques for improving choral diction in church choirs of all ages.
- Leave the Results to God - Kyle Reese - Alleluia Conference 2012
Sermon by Preacher Kyle Reese during Wednesday's Worship Service
- Making a Joyful (and Beautiful) Noise: Exercises for Systematic Tone Development - Lynne Gackle - Alleluia Conference 2012
For many of our church choir members, we are the ONLY voice teachers that they encounter. This session will focus on encouraging the development of the voice at all levels young adult though senior adult, through sequential, vocal techniques. Choral octavos will be utilized to demonstrate specific vocal techniques to encourage beautiful, expressive singing in our church choirs.
- Musicals: A Great Way to Tell a Story - Alan Pote - Alleluia Conference 2012
Ideas on staging musicals will be presented with examples from some of the Pote-Long musicals for children.
- Rehearsal Techniques - Alan Pote - Alleluia Conference 2012
There are many ways to teach songs to children, and we will discuss different approaches and ways to keep rehearsals moving, lively, and interesting.
- Understanding the Adolescent Voice - Lynne Gackle - Alleluia Conference 2012
Experiences in youth choirs are important to the entire church music program. Voice change is an inherent issue when working with the youth choir as it affects literature selection as well as development of the choral tone and vocal expectations of the adolescent singers. In this session, you will learn about voice change in the adolescent male and female voice ? what is happening during voice change, symptoms of change, range considerations as well as vocal techniques used within the choral rehearsal with youth choirs.
- Vocal Warm-Ups for Young Singers - Alan Pote - Alleluia Conference 2012
Every rehearsal needs to begin with some type of vocal warm-up. Some are fun, some serious, but all should teach focus and basic singing techniques.
- EPIC Worship (Experiential, Participatory, Image Rich, Connective) - Leonard Sweet - Alleluia Conference 2012
Every culture has an interface. This session explores the interface that best connects with a Google world, which is vastly different from the interface that worked with a Gutenberg world.
- Giving Blood: The Art and Craft of Interactive Preaching - Leonard Sweet - Alleluia Conference 2012
What kind of communication style best resonates in a TGiF world (Twitter, Google, iPads/Phones, Facebook)? Is it deductive, inductive, abductive, or something else? Len will introduce that something else in this session.
- Moving Ministry from Performance Models to Participation Modes - Leonard Sweet - Alleluia Conference 2012
There is a new standard of excellence: not the quality of the performance, but the quality of the participation. This session will help you make the shift from a ?performance artist? to what Len calls a ?participation artist.?
- Painting with Sound: Creating Harmonious Accord within the Church Choir - Lynne Gackle - Alleluia Conference 2012
Through the use of good technique, voice classification and placement of singers within the ensemble, different hues of sound can be created within the church choir which can enhance the style and color of each piece of music. In addition to the use of vocal techniques to develop the individual voice, this session will focus on voice types and placement of individual voices within the ensemble to achieve enhanced blend or ?color? changes within the choir. Session participants will be utilized in the demonstration of these concepts.
- Using Social Media in Worship and the Role of the VJ (Video Jockey) - Leonard Sweet - Alleluia Conference 2012
Len was the first to use a live internet feed and a vj as part of a sermon. Learn how to continue to pioneer uses of social media in worship.
Alleluia Conference 2012 - Audio Sessions
- An Intro to Piano Arranging - Brad Nix - Alleluia Conference 2012
- Another Kingdom is Here (Bible Study) - Kyle Reese - Alleluia Conference 2012
Competing entities and organizations compete for our time and loyalty. What does it mean that the Kingdom of God is near us? (43:50)
- Choir Tour Outside the Box - Sid Davis - Alleluia Conference 2012
Do all choir tours have to look alike? Are we all out there seeking invitations to sing at the same time of year? In the same places? What if we threw the calendar wide open and realized some options that are waiting for us? And what if destinations could be as creative as we can imagine? Let's share some wild ideas. (48:17)
- Engaging the Psalms in Worship
This session will present an inter-disciplinary approach to crafting worship services which bring new life to the Psalms. Many congregations shy away from using the Psalms because most pastors and musicians have little training in their history, literary function, and wide range of subject matters. Come prepared to gain new insights, resources, and practical ideas and walk away with a renewed interest in the Psalms. (01:00:46)
- Communicating in the Language of the Culture: Semiotics and Narraphors - Leonard Sweet - Alleluia Conference 2012
- Growing Your Choir and Publicizing Your Programs - Chuck Bridwell - Alleluia Conference 2012
Ideas will be presented on strategies to increase your choir enrollment and keeping your members active in the choir. Also, effective ways to get the word out to the community about your special concerts and productions will be discussed. (01:05:16)
- Help! There are Too Many Notes (A Cheat Sheet for Busy Pianists) - Brad Nix - Alleluia Conference 2012
- Improvisation, Worship and the Psalms - Al Travis - Alleluia Conference 2012
- Interludes, Reharmonizations - Al Travis - Alleluia Conference 2012
Interludes add an exciting dimension to hymn singing. They also serve a useful purpose as transitions from preludes to hymns, hymns to anthems, offertories to the Doxology. Reharmonizations are equally effective when harmonic changes highlight the text. (01:00:18)
- Invent Your Own New Songs to Him - Al Travis - Alleluia Conference 2012
Improvisation is a useful tool for more effective service playing: creating your own hymn introductions, interludes, reharmonizations, hymn arrangements, postludes. Simple steps for beginning improvisers will be demonstrated. (45:16)
- Live Simply (Bible Study) - Kyle Reese - Alleluia Conference 2012
We live and minister in an increasingly complex world. How can the church promote a life of simplicity without resorting to a simplistic message? (41:46)
- Memory: Shaping Music's Past, Present and Future - Randall Bradley - Alleluia Conference 2012
Memory is a key ingredient in shaping the church?s music and its worship. As a window into the forthcoming book, From Memory to Imagination: Reforming the Church?s Music, this session will explore memory?s role in informing our daily lives, our lives as ministers in the church, and as a launching place for imaginative thinking. (59:47)
- Preschool Choir for Experienced Leaders - Julie Lankford - Alleluia Conference 2012
Experienced preschool choir leaders (and anyone who wants to discuss preschool music!) will trade tips, stories, and things-you-thought-you-knew. Includes strategies for planning and delegating to other leaders, and an introduction to the newly-released Growing in Grace music curriculum for preschoolers. (45:51)
- Surviving and Thriving Bi-Vocational Music Ministry - Angela Lind - Alleluia Conference 2012
Balancing work, family and your ministry can be a daunting task. We will cover many methods and resources to help balance your life. (25:05)
- The Heart of Service Playing - Mary McDonald - Alleluia Conference 2012
- What do we do when we just don't feel it? - Angela Lind - Alleluia Conference 2012
Sometimes we get down, we get upset and we have doubts. Does that mean if I don't feel anything that the worship was bad? (48:43)
- What I Know Now, But Wish I'd Known Then - Sid Davis - Alleluia Conference 2012
If I could, I'd find every member of my first couple of youth choirs and apologize to every one of them. I wasn't much older than they were and I was scared to death - that played out in some non-productive ways. If only I had known some basic truths about them, and particularly about ME - things would have gone very differently. What if we shared the 'aha' moments that have changed the way we do youth choir ministry? (01:00:29)
- What?! I can't do THAT!! - Julie Lankford - Alleluia Conference 2012
You don?t have enough . . . time? money? space? children? instruments? leaders? Bring questions about your preschool choir situation and we?ll talk through adapting preschool choir curriculum to the needs of any church or group of children. We?ll also discuss children with special needs or discipline issues. This session includes an introduction to the newly-released Growing in Grace music curriculum for preschoolers. (53:28)
- What Choir Retreat Isn't: Finding the Essentials In Community Building - Sid Davis - Alleluia Conference 2012
The average uninitiated young singer approaches an invitation to 'choir retreat' like a trip to the doctor - they don't think it sounds like anything that would interest them. The truth is, such a retreat can be life changing and give them an entire new family - and there are some ingredients in that recipe that come close to ensuring success. Let's talk about those. (43:32)
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