Registration Still Available for Church Symposium at Mount Union College

May 25, 2010

Registration is open through Thursday, October 18 for the Church Music Symposium being held Saturday, October 27 at Mount Union College.

This symposium is for pastors, church musicians and interested lay people and will deal with hymnody and issues concerning church music in the modern era.

Don Saliers, a professor at the Chandler School of Theology and the author of fifteen books will speak on 'When in our Music God is Glorified: Theological Challenges of the Present Age.'

Other presentations include 'Wesleyan Hymn Singing as a Communal Spiritual Practice' by Robin Knowles Wallace, professor of worship and music at Methodist Theological School of Ohio; 'Hymn Hermeneutics: Biblical Interpretation in the Songs of the Church' by Dr. Susan E. Haddox, assistant professor of religious studies and philosophy at Mount Union; 'Hymns: The Good and the Bad' by Phillip Pfatteicher, associate pastor of First Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and adjunct professor of sacred music at Duquesne University and 'The Relevance of the Pipe Organ for Today' by Chris Holtkamp, president of the Holtkamp Organ Company.

Concluding the symposium will be the Paul Gerhardt Hymn Festival, celebrating Gerhardt's life and work as a hymn writer, theologian and pastor. Dr. Victoria B. Harris, retired professor of music at Mount Union, will serve as guest organist. Harris will be performing on the organ built for the Dewald Chapel by the Holtkamp Company.

The $25 registration fee should be made payable to Mount Union College and sent to the attention of Dr. Daniel Grimminger at 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. in Cope Music Hall on the Mount Union College campus. For more information please contact Grimminger at (330) 309-3303 or


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