Hearn Innovators Series Presents Singer-Songwriter Andrew Peterson

Sept. 23, 2013
Andrew PetersonAndrew Peterson photo courtesy of Andrew Peterson.

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2013) - The church music department at Baylor University's School of Music has invited Andrew Peterson to share in concert Sept. 23-24 as part of the Hearn Innovators in Christian Music series.

Peterson, a Nashville-based contemporary Christian singer, will speak and perform during three separate events:

• Chapel in Waco Hall, Sept. 23 at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m.

• Church Music Forum in Recital Hall II, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.

• Paul Powell Chapel with Q&A luncheon to follow, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m.

"Andrew Peterson is one of the most gifted songwriters within Christian music today," said Randall Bradley, Ph.D., director of the church music program and the Center for Christian Music Studies. "His songs have wonderful poetic imagery and a spiritual depth."

Bradley is optimistic about Peterson's visit and hopes church music students will be encouraged after hearing his music.

"I hope students will be inspired to be more creative in the church," he said.

The Hearn Innovators series is designed to bring people to the Baylor campus who are thinking creatively and blazing new trails in the field of Christian music. The artists are typically on campus for two to four days so they may be available to perform, speak and mingle with students in small groups and individually.

"Andrew will be interacting with students on many different levels while he is here," said Bradley. "He will have meals and coffee talks with them so they can really get to know him and his work."

Recital Hall II is located Waco Hall at 624 Speight Ave. Paul Powell Chapel is located in Truett Seminary at 1100 S. 3rd St.

All events are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact Melinda Coats at (254) 710-2360.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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