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Alleluia Conference 2010 Videos
Are We Failing to be the Church? - Marva Dawn - Alleluia Conference 2010
Critics use all kinds of measurements to proclaim that present-day churches in the U.S. are failing. This session will assess those tools to judge what really counts and why it matters to be truly "authentic" churches.
Borderland Churches - Marva Dawn - Alleluia Conference 2010
A Canadian author suggests that churches need to learn to live in the "borderlands", where faith, other faiths, and unfaith intersect. This session will explore that aspects of our culture that make "Being Church" difficult and how our local congregations can adapt for the sake of mission.
Equipping your Singers with the Skills to Phrase - Alan Raines - Alleluia Conference 2010
This session explores the role of musicality, artistry and expression in teaching your singers how to discover the phrase for themselves.
Meta-Narrative and the Recapitulation of the Cosmos - Marva Dawn - Alleluia Conference 2010
What is the essential message of the Church, and why is it crucial for the sake of the world? Why is the timeless message of the Gospel exactly what is needed at this point in world history?
Purposeful Movement - Charlotte McElroy - Alleluia Conference 2010
From preschool through older children, experience movements that teach and "count for something." No harum scarum, just-fill-in-the-time stuff in this session!
Ready to Take on Two bells in One Hand - Tracy DePue - Alleluia Conference 2010
This class explores various multiple bell techniques - how to play them and how to teach them successfully.
Rehearsal Planning for Effective and Efficient Rehearsals - Tracy DePue - Alleluia Conference 2010
Do you have a specific plan for rehearsals or do you shoot from the hip? We will discuss ways to plan out the rehearsal using score study techniques. We will also about the differences between working with children, youth and adults.
Strategies for Handbell Assignment - Tracy DePue - Alleluia Conference 2010
Learn the various ways to assign 3, 4 and 5 octaves of handbells involving various numbers of ringers. We will also discuss strategies for placing ringers in certain positions - who would make a good C6D6 ringer and why?
Trinitarian Spirituality for a Fragmented World - Marva Dawn - Alleluia Conference 2010
All religions have a creator of some sort; what difference does it make that Christianity is Trinitarian? Then, when the music, message, and other practices of congregations are analyzed, most churches turn out to be not very Trinitarian. Why does this matter so intensely?
What We Can Learn from the Early Church about Worship Today? - Marva Dawn - Alleluia Conference 2010
What practices from the early centuries of Christianity can teach us essential elements for our worship in the 21st century? Why have these pieces been lost in history, and how could they be recovered?
You are Your Choir's Only Voice Teacher - Alan Raines - Alleluia Conference 2010
As choral artists, we teach singing? it is "what we do!" We are the only connection that our singers have to proper vocal pedagogy. This session will teach you how to evoke fabulous sounds from your singers and teach them to SING!
Youth Choir: The Trip - Rebecca Prater - Alleluia Conference 2010
Planning for the summer youth choir trip: youth choir camp, youth choir tour, or youth mission & music trip - "the pros and cons" and "the nuts and bolts."
Alleluia Conference 2010 Audio
- A Musical Buffet: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs - Charlotte McElroy - Alleluia Conference 2010
Colossians 3:15-17 transcends musical styles, current trends, and personal preferences. Learn to select, teach, and sing the gamut! Check out often-overlooked cautions from God's Word. (01:01:27)
- A Theology for Classroom Management - Charlotte McElroy - Alleluia Conference 2010
Yes, you read correctly! Learn a classroom management approach modeled after Biblical concepts and God's love for His people. Teach, transform, and equip your children to reflect Christ's character while maintaining order in your choir. WARNING: Much joy is involved! (01:07:17)
- An Introduction to the Community and Music of Taize - Trey Harper & John Lassitter - Alleluia Conference 2010
Through simple chants rooted within the context of a monastic tradition, Christians from around the world unite in one voice by singing praises to God at the Taize community in the Burgundy region of France. This session will discuss the history and context of the Taize community and its music as well as providing examples in how to incorporate the Music of Taize into American worship services. (48:28)
- The Best of the Best - Charlotte McElroy - Alleluia Conference 2010
Must-do's for preschool/children's choir teachers! Discover or re-learn the BEST, time-proven strategies for long-term success. (01:08:05)
- The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...and Music Ministers - Tim Studstill - Alleluia Conference 2010
A discussion of worship planning tools and how they can help the bivocational or smaller church musician's plans stay on target or go awry. (01:00:09)
- The Child's Voice: A Unique Gift - Caia McCullar - Alleluia Conference 2010
For many children, you will be their primary voice instructor! Review techniques of correct tone production, effective procedures for warming up the body and the voice, and strategies to help uncertain singers. (59:19)
- Creating and Improvising with Preschoolers & Younger Children - Charlotte McElroy - Alleluia Conference 2010
Become "really comfortable" with creating spur-of-the-moment songs and singing conversations. Learn how to use easy pentatonic scales and simple chords to convert your young choristers from noise-makers into mini-orchestra players. (01:06:45)
- An Introduction to the Church Year - Emily Snider - Alleluia Conference 2010
This session is brief survey of the liturgical calendar. Many churches celebrate Christmas and Easter, but the church's rich history provides year-round opportunities to emphasize almost every aspect of our faith. Get practical steps and suggestions for introducing new facets of the church calendar into your worship service. (56:50)
- Leading Leaders & Leading Teams - Branon Dempsey - Alleluia Conference 2010
How to develop effective leadership and team building through relational and intentional values. - How Does Your Music Ministry Garden Grow? - The Pastor and Worship Leader Relationship - The Relational Value of the Worship Leader and Their Team - Follow the Leader and Leaders That Follow (Situational Leadership) - Can't We All Just Get Along? Aspects on Conflict and Resolution - Empowering Younger Leaders for Tomorrow (01:19:34)
- O for a Dozen Tongues to Sing - Tim Studstill - Alleluia Conference 2010
Learning techniques to help smaller choirs sings well and enjoy an exciting and fulfilling ministry in the church today. (01:06:04)
- The Organist of the 21st Century: Leading the Dance - Michael Burkhardt - Alleluia Conference 2010
This session will assist participants in interpreting the inherent dances of the assembly's song at the organ through vocal and kinesthetic gestures and understanding (chant to music of the 21st century). (28:52)
- The Organist of the 21st Century: The Calling - Michael Burkhardt - Alleluia Conference 2010
This session will focus on the call and various roles of the organist, namely, theologian, herald of the Gospel, educator, and leader of the assembly's song. (53:39)
- Performing More than Music - Terry York - Alleluia Conference 2010
"Performing More Than Music"...What we learn anywhere becomes part of who we are everywhere. Come learn how choir rehearsal spreads its good work out into the broader life and work of the church. You will learn why choir rehearsal is one of the most important hours in the church's week. (54:33)
- Purge the Peskiness from Part-Singing - Charlotte McElroy - Alleluia Conference 2010
Explore proven techniques for teaching harmony from preparing the preschoolers' ears to training older children to part-sing with ease. Remember: Success is in the process! (55:33)
- Putting Your Music Ministry on the Internet - Chris Pillsbury - Alleluia 2010
Do the words YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter raise your anxiety level? Ever wanted to post a video from your church on the internet? Come learn a step by step way to upload videos to the internet without breaking copyright law. Free take home instruction DVD included. (56:41)
- Rehearsing More than Music - Terry York - Alleluia Conference 2010
"Rehearsing More Than Music" ...The dynamics of choir rehearsal go far beyond practicing music. Come learn what else is being refined as brothers and sisters in Christ and choir work to "get it right." (54:55)
- Singing Hymns to Him - Caia McCullar - Alleluia Conference 2010
Join us in exploring worship skills development through hymn study. After the Bible, the hymnal is our greatest source of theological knowledge and understanding. Learn to use the hymnal as a resource in producing true and authentic worshippers. (51:46)
- Stone Upon Stone & Get Your Ducks in a Row - Charlotte McElroy - Alleluia Conference 2010
Understand the groundwork that must be established in preschool and younger children's choirs. Learn teaching sequences for the elements of music as well as for spiritual truths. Helpful for older children's directors who need a foundational review! (01:05:25)
- This is My Story, This is My Song - Tim Studstill - Alleluia Conference 2010
A discussion with music ministers who have given a lifetime to the ministry of music and leading people in worship. This session will help the bivocational and smaller church music minister develop a plan for longevity in ministry. (58:43)
- Worship Theology in Contemporary Songs - Branon Dempsey - Alleluia Conference 2010
A closer look at worship from a biblical perspective through our leading, singing and planning. - Music and Worship Is Not Synonymous - A Look At Authentic Biblical Worship - How Theology and Lyrics Intersect - It's Neither Traditional Nor Contemporary - Lyrical Poetry - A Look at the Psalms and our Songs - Reading Through Popular Songs To Biblically Study the Lyrics - Why Does Cooperate Worship Matter? How Do They Connect? - Choosing the Right Song for the Right Time and Reason (01:04:12)