Keith Pate

Keith Pate

Children's Choirs

Keith Pate has served Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, as Minister of Music, since 2003. Keith holds a Bachelor of Music from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (1984), and a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky (1989).

For over twenty-five years, Keith has demonstrated his great love and devotion for working with children through directing younger and older children’s choirs and his frequent engagement as a children’s choir clinician throughout the Southeast United States. He has been a recurring curriculum writer for Lifeway Christian Resources and Growing in Grace Children’s Music Curriculum as well as a featured clinician at Ridgecrest Music Week, Glorietta Music Week, and state training events in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Oklahoma.

Before his appointment at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Keith served Anastasia Baptist Church of St. Augustine, Florida, as Minister of Music, for 12 years.

2017 Breakout Sessions

Beach Ball Drumming
Grab a 5 gallon bucket, beach ball, and sticks—then let the fun begin! This class explores the use of drumming in a creative way for performance settings as well as teaching solid musical concepts such as steady beat and rhythm reading. Special activities from Growing in Grace Fall Curriculum will be highlighted.
Preschool Choir – Keep things Moving!
Hula Hoops, Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Props and Movement Games – all combine to create an active, exciting rehearsal! Explore ideas to keep your preschoolers’ attention while teaching foundational musical concepts such as steady beat and discovering/developing the singing voice.
Move ‘EM or Lose ‘EM
Movement is a necessary part of every rehearsal. The class will feature Body Energizers, Movement Activities, Games, Props and more to enhance the weekly choir rehearsal. Activities from Growing in Grace Fall Curriculum for younger and older children will be featured.
Sing it To Me! – Get on the “One Way” Street to Beautiful Singing!
Efficient Listening = Efficient Singing: Helping the “underdeveloped singer” gain confidence through STEADY BEAT, VOCAL EXPLORATION and Directed LISTENING Activities. Music from Growing in Grace Fall Curriculum for younger and older children will be highlighted.