The role of the organ in worship holds a significant and even fundamental place in many congregations. At Alleluia we want to encourage organists to maintain the tradition of service playing, while providing them with tools to navigate the changing landscape of church music. To do this, we bring the some of the finest organists to Alleluia in order to create the premier learning environment for the Church’s organists of all skill levels.This year's organ clinician is Isabelle Demers with complimentary individual lessons with Al Travis available throughout the week. Register today by CLICKING HERE
One of the hallmarks of the Alleluia Conference is the incredible reading sessions les by composers and editors. This year's schedule includes seven plenary reading sessions sponsored by Jubilate, which will present music for every occasion. Alleluia is also the only conference of its type which offers a choral/orchestral reading session with live orchestra! Register today byCLICKING HERE
Beginning Monday, January 12th, online registration for the 2015 conference will be available. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us in July! The registration links, as well as registration instructions, will be available by CLICKING HERE
The Alleluia Conference is not only a place to come and refine your skills. It also seeks to provide a place for church musicians to be inspired once again. One of the ways Alleluia does this is through the presentation of Christian music of the highest quality. This quality extends from the music performed by Baylor students to the featured Youth Choir and continues on to the professional musicians invited to be a part of the conference. This year, Alleluia is proud to have concerts from the Tallowood Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra and the Salt and Light Youth Choir from St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Check out the schedule for dates, times, and locations. All concerts during Alleluia are free and open to the public. Click here to register now
A tentative schedule for the week of Alleluia is now available online! This document includes the timeframes for breakouts and the numerous session within each of them. Enjoy a variety of topics each day and plan your trip accordingly by having the option to attend many of the repeated sessions offered through the week.
To accompany the Alleluia schedule, an updated list of session descriptions is also available online. Click here to register now
Many of today's churches find their best expression of worship in contemporary music led by a worship team. Alleluia seeks to offer training opportunities for those interested in refining their skills as a worship leader as well as for those who are looking to form a ministry using praise teams.
This year Alleluia is proud to welcome David Gentiles as the 2014 Praise Band clinician! Click here to register now
Be inspired again by the numerous worship services which allow you to sit back and worship without worrying about the details. Discover fresh ideas which can be used in your congregation. Retreat from the workplace for a few days to worship, rejuvenate and find strength to serve for another year.
This year's worship services will be led by Randall Bradley and Baylor University Church Music students. Click here to register now
The handbell ensemble can be one of the most effective and enlivening components of a church music ministry. Utilizing the beauty of this instrument, beginning and advanced musicians are offered rewarding artistic and ministry experiences. At Alleluia, we value the importance of a well-cultivated handbell program by devoting a full day to training handbell leaders and ensemble members.
We at Alleluia are proud to announce that this year’s handbell clinician is Debbie Rice. Attend the entire Alleluia Conference for $285.
Alleluia Handbell Day: Thursday, July 25 Just $125 Click here to register now
At Alleluia, we feature many of the country's top composers and pianists who share their wealth of experience and expertise. You are invited to play, listen, learn, and share resources in master classes, lectures and special breakout sessions. Bring your individual questions for troubleshooting, and gain new insights in a safe and encouraging environment. Whether you are an pianist or music director, you are sure to take home useful resources and practical insights from our team of clinicians. Please join us this year for an educational and inspirational time with fellow church musicians. Click here to register now
May 15th is the final day to register and receive the early registration pricing! Individual full-conference registration will jump to $340/person and group registration will jump to $280/person after Today! Make the most of your music budget and register today! Click here to register now
May 15th is the final day to register and receive the early registration pricing! Individual full-conference registration will jump to $340/person and group registration will jump to $280/person after Thursday! Make the most of your music budget and register today! Click here to register now
One of the characteristics of a vibrant music ministry is a well-nurtured children's choir program. We at Alleluia value the distinctive contribution a children's choir brings to a worship service and the overall music ministry. For that reason, Alleluia not only provides children's choir sessions throughout the conference but also offers a unique full day of intensive training geared to equip a children's choir team with relevant and useful tools for effective ministry. Come receive insights and some "tricks of the trade" from our wonderful clinicians Pam Andrews, Dora Ann Purdy and Terry Taylor.
It's not too late! Make the most of your budget by taking advantage of this special rate! May 15th is the deadline for early conference registration and it is quickly approaching. If you register now, the entire conference is only $285. After May 15th, the cost changes to $340. Also, remember to take advantage of our group rates for three or more people from the same church. Only $225/person before May 15th or $280/person after the early registration deadline.
This summer we are excited to offer five sessions on worshiping in today's church. These engaging and thought provoking sessions will be led by Constance Cherry. You will not want to miss it! Dr. Constance Cherry is an experienced professor, worship leader, musician, and pastor, having served in local church ministry and academic teaching positions for more than thirty-five years. She holds a B.A. in music from Huntington University, a Master of Music from Bowling Green State University, and the Doctor of Ministry in Christian Worship from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary where she studied with Robert Webber. She is Professor of Worship and Christian Ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana and has served on the faculty of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies since 2000. Dr. Cherry speaks and teaches internationally in the areas of worship and church music. Her publications include hymn texts and tunes, musical compositions, journal articles, and three books.
You may have noticed that the Alleluia Conference has a new feel and look. We have a fresh design, but the same great conference. This new design comes with a completely revamped website at baylor.edu/alleluia. To see all that the Alleluia Conference has to offer this year, check out our new Clinicians page, the Schedule, and Session Descriptions. Learn about the conference in our 9 "Reasons to Come" page and see videos from past conferences. We are excited to have new look and website that is designed to serve you and we hope that you will join us this July 22-25 for the 2014 Alleluia Conference!
May 15th is the deadline for early conference registration and it is quickly approaching. If you register now, the entire conference is only $275. After May 15th, the cost changes to $340. Make the most of your budget by taking advantage of this special rate.
Also, remember to take advantage of our group rates for three or more people from the same church. Only $215/person before May 15th or $280/person after the early registration deadline. Click Here to Register Now!
At the Alleluia Conference we are committed to bringing you a conference that inspires you, helps you to refine and stretch your skills, provides you with a retreat from the workplace, and helps you to build lasting relationships with like-minded people. To that end, we provide inspiring times of worship, fantastic clinicians who are experts in every field of church music, and ever-expanding reading sessions for all types of choral literature. At Alleluia 2014 we are proud to have 23 fabulous clinicians and counting. Check out the Session Titles and Descriptions to see what you can learn this summer at Alleluia! Click Here for Session Descriptions
We're committed to making the experience at Alleluia 2014 the best it can be, and toward that end we have partnered with area hotels to ensure both the best price and the most comfortable stay during your time with us in Waco. Understanding that churches may be funding your trip and a conservative budget is necessary, we have provided housing options of various price ranges to best cater to your needs. All hotels listed below are conveniently located within 5 miles of Baylor's campus.
To receive the discounted conference rate, please call your preferred hotel and indicate you are with the "Baylor Alleluia Conference." Please make reservations early as rooms fill quickly. The booking deadline to receive the discounted rate for most hotels listed below is June 21, 2014. After this deadline, hotels may offer the discounted rates if rooms are still available.
|Hotel Indigo^||(254) 754-7000||$105/night|
|Hampton Inn*^||(254) 412-1999||$104/night|
|Fairfield Inn & Suites*^||(254) 412-2535||$99/night|
|Comfort Suites*||(254) 537-0413||$88/night|
|Quality Inn & Suites*||(254) 296-0550||$79/night|
|Clarion Inn*^+||(254) 757-2000||$75/night|
|La Quinta*||(254) 752-9741||$65/night|
Tax-Exempt Opportunity: All of these hotels offer exemption from state tax with a valid tax-exempt letter from your church. Please have a tax exempt letter/certificate in hand to receive exemption status. You will still be required to pay local tax.
One of the hallmarks of the Alleluia conference has always been the involvement of Baylor church music students. These students help in every aspect of the conference, from planning to teaching sessions, and are vital to fostering the vibrant environment that Alleluia is known for. One of the goals of the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University is to offer students an environment where Christian music is valued and nurtured. We know that today's students will be tomorrow's leaders and we seek to provide them a place to learn.FREE REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS For the fourth year Alleluia is offering free registration to high school, university or seminary students
Registration is available for students and their faculty sponsors through the Student Registration Form. We want to share the vision of the Alleluia Conference and of the Baylor Center for Christian Music Studies with those who will be influencing the future of church music. Please share this exciting information with church music students you teach and serve with!