Terry Taylor

Terry Taylor

Children's Choirs
Terry Taylor (b. 1955) became Managing Editor of Growing in Grace Children's Music Curriculum in January, 2013. From 1980-2012 Terry served as Minister of Music in churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Oklahoma.

The son of a pastor, Terry was born in Bowling Green, KY, and grew up in south central Kentucky. He attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN, Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he received a Master's Degree in Church Music with a conducting major.

Terry is widely respected for his interest, creativity, and leadership in music ministry to children. He is active as a curriculum writer, composer, conference leader, guest conductor, and music advocate. He has served as a guest lecturer at Samford University, and is a board member of The Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University.

2014 Breakout Sessions

All God's Children and the Influence of Pop Culture
Who are our children’s heroes? Let’s share some strategies and resources that will help us grow lifelong worshippers, and help children learn to filter the negative influences of popular culture.
The Digital Choir Room
Is the session title a little frightening?! There's no need to fear! Learn to use digital projection software and equipment in your choir room. It's less expensive, easier, and more fun than you imagine!
Everything You Need to Know About Music Camp
You will leave this session with all the inspiration and detailed information you need to plan an incredible music camp for the children in your church and community.
Growing Tuneful, Beat-full, Artful, Faithful Children:
Preschool
Preschool leaders, this is for you! Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments with materials and curriculum that will engage your preschoolers and lay the foundation for a lifetime of musical and spiritual growth. You will also take home ideas for your Christmas music and programs.
Growing Tuneful, Beat-full, Artful, Faithful Children:
Younger Children
Younger Children's leaders, it's your turn! Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments with materials and curriculum that will engage your younger children and build a foundation for musical and spiritual growth. You will also take home ideas for your Christmas music and programs.
Growing Tuneful, Beat-full, Artful, Faithful Children:
Older Children
Older Children's directors, let's sing some great music for older children and review some wonderful resources and materials. We will also explore ideas for planning your Christmas music and programs. Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments as we expand on the foundations of musical and spiritual growth.
Growing Tuneful, Beat-full, Artful, Faithful Children:
Combined Choirs
Combined Children's leaders, you can make it work! Be ready to move, sing, and play instruments with materials and curriculum that will engage children of all ages in laying a foundation of musical and spiritual growth. You will also take home ideas for your Christmas music and programs.
Growing Tuneful, Beat-full, Artful, Faithful Children:
Children's Choir Coordinators
Coordinators, how does it all fit together? Let’s review materials and curriculum that will build the foundation for a lifetime of musical and spiritual growth in our children. You will also take home ideas for your Advent and Christmas programming.
Help Me Grow My Voice!
Your choices dramatically influence the vocal development of your young singers. We will examine stunning new research that reinforces the importance of selecting developmentally appropriate music and teaching methods.
Help Me Start a Children's Music Ministry
This session will provide a kit full of tools to help you start or restart a children's music ministry. Do you currently have a strong, ongoing program? Come to this session and learn how to become a valuable ally to leaders in other churches who are launching their children’s choir programs.
Instant Learning Fun
Make every minute count! Let's play some fantastic musical games that engage children in instant learning fun, anytime and anywhere.
When Helping Really Helps:
Music Advocacy on the Cutting Edge
Explore some of the most exciting and unlikely music advocacy initiatives on the planet. How are lives being transformed? How can you make the greatest impact where you live and minister?