Registration is Open for Church Music Symposium to be Held October 25

May 25, 2010

A church music symposium will be held at Mount Union College on Saturday, October 25. The deadline for registration is October 10.

This year’s symposium will focus on Johann Sebastian Bach as The Theologian and the religious dimensions of his music.  With presenters from a wide variety of backgrounds in church music scholarship and practice, this symposium will serve as a forum on both historic matters and contemporary issues.

Sessions will include Mariane von Ziegler among the Theologians by Mark Peters, assistant professor of music at Trinity Christian College outside of Chicago; From Old to New Adam: A Musico-Theological Reading of Cantata 38 by Don O. Franklin, professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh; The Quintessential Prayer: Bach’s Settings of the Litany by Markus Rathey, associate professor of music history at Yale School of Music and Blood and Water: The Passion of Images by Dorcinda Knauth, doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Concluding the symposium at 3 p.m. in the Dewald Chapel will be an organ recital by Ann Labounsky, professor of organ and chair of organ and sacred music at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University.

The $25 registration fee is due by October 10 and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.   Mount Union College students may attend for a reduced cost of $10.  Checks should be made payable to Mount Union College and sent to the attention of Dr. Daniel Grimminger in the Department of Music at 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. 

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in Cope Music Hall, located at the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street in Alliance.  For more information, contact Grimminger at (330) 309-3303 or

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