A Ground-Breaking One-Day Workshop for Clergy and Musicians

Saturday, March 18, 2017 ~ First United Methodist Church, 5510 N Central Ave, Phoenix

Collaboration – kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/ noun, the action of working with someone to produce or create something.

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McFee and Bell leading workshopSunday comes around every week. And no matter the size or style of worship, clergy and musicians are in a constant act of working together to “produce or create something”–of co-laboring to bring the Word of God alive. Do you have a desire for the creative process to be more clear and have a common vocabulary to take the work to a deeper and higher level? Would you like to bring a sensory-rich expression of the Word that touches mind and heart in powerful ways week after week?

Dr. Marcia McFee and Mr. Chuck Bell are offering a ground-breaking one-day workshop that brings clergy and musicians together in a learning environment that will enrich collaborations with exciting creative processes and skills.

Topics include: strategies for planning together and planning ahead; layering of art forms for sensory-rich communication; the matrix of choosing congregational song and ensemble/instrumental music; writing and speaking techniques that make words come alive and create more deeply spiritual worship; accompaniment techniques for making sound beds and creating artful transitions; effective song leading and verbal introductions to music 

$25/person, includes lunch
Registration deadline March 11

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9:00 am – Everyone is together, learning a vocabulary and strategy for collaboration
11:00 am – Breakout groups in which Marcia works with clergy and Chuck works with musicians to further hone techniques that will ultimately serve the collaboration
Noon – Lunch, Clergy/musician teams are urged to eat and talk together
1:00 pm – Continue breakout groups
2:30 pm – Whole group comes together to experience and practice the skills they have learned for sensory-rich collaboration

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