Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series Brings Argentine Composer to Campus

Feb. 12, 2009

by Jaime Bates, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University's Center for Christian Music Studies welcomes Pablo Sosa, Argentine composer, as the guest lecturer for the 2009 Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series.

Sosa will present an interactive lecture at 4:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in Waco Hall's Recital Hall II on the Baylor Campus, where he will discuss music in the Argentine culture.

On Tuesday, Sosa will be part of the Truett Chapel service at 9:30 a.m. in Paul Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Seminary. He will lead worship using global music.

Students are also invited to meet Sosa at a brown bag lunch at Noon, Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Truett 309 for an informal time of question and answers.

"Sosa is one of the most important writers of music used in Latin American worship," said Dr. Randall Bradley, Director of the Center for Christian Music Studies. "His songs are being sung around the world, and his impact in the field of Christian music is significant."

Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series, in its second year, hosts presenters who are active in the practice, creation or study of church music. The presenters are on campus for three to four days and are available to speak in classes, visit with students and lecture.

"The goal of the series is to inspire students to be innovators themselves and to create venues where Baylor students can interact with people who are impacting the field of Christian Music," Bradley said.

Past Innovators include;

• Keith Getty, composer of contemporary hymns.

• Roberta King, ethnomusicologist and proponent of the use of world music in the church.

For more information the series, contact Bradley at (254) 710-6522.

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