THE CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN MUSIC STUDIES PRESENTS THE ANNUAL MUSIC AND WORSHIP LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

July 21 - 24, 2020

The Alleluia Conference is a one-of-a-kind enrichment event featuring superb clinicians who re-energize and inspire worship leaders, music ministers, children’s choir leaders, and keyboard ministers.

Andre Thomas Andre Thomas Conducting Andre J. Thomas, the Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music, is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University. A previous faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin, Dr. Thomas received his degrees from Friends University (B.A.), Northwestern University (M.M.), and the University of Illinois (D.M.A.). He is demand as a choral adjudicator, clinician, and director of Honor/All-State Choirs throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia. and Africa. Andrea Baxter Andrea Baxter Children's Music Andrea Baxter currently serves as the Associate Director for Music at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lansdale, PA. Her primary responsibilities include direction of the children's music ministry, which provides opportunities for children ages three through twelfth grade, direction of the handbell program, and leading one of Trinity's four weekly worship services from the piano. Randall Bradley Randall Bradley Worship Leadership He is the Ben H. Williams Professor of Church Music and Director of the Church Music Program and the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University where he is a member of the undergraduate and graduate faculties and directs the Baylor University Men's Choir. With a passion for building bridges between Christian musicians, he continually looks for ways to create meaningful dialogue among all who are committed to serving the church through music. Jake Mulder Jake Mulder Youth Leadership Jake Mulder is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he oversees business administration, coordinates new research, develops resources, and helps the team think strategically. He is the coauthor of Growing Young, and has worked in a variety of ministry and professional roles, including as a youth pastor in the Reformed Church of America, ministry director with Youth for Christ, and missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Europe and Asia. Joseph Martin Joseph Martin Composer Joseph Martin, a native of North Carolina, earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Subsequently he earned a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Texas, Austin. He is a member of the staff of Shawnee Press, Inc. as Director of Sacred Publications, with responsibilities for overseeing the editorial and creative direction of the company and also coordinating the recording and production aspects of future sacred publishing efforts.

Reasons to Come

With a wide selection of opportunities for each member of your music leadership team, Alleluia has something to offer every church musician and we encourage you to attend and experience first-hand, the rejuvenation that comes from joining together with other like-minded leaders.

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Highlights

Reading Sessions: 12 breakouts, including 1 with full-orchestra.
Breakout Sessions: Featuring more than 80 workshops and lectures.
Evening Events: Worship, Recitals, Concerts, and more.
Discussion Panels: Conversations with ministry leaders.

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Alleluia Conference
One Bear Place
Waco, TX 76798-7408

(254) 710-2360