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8th of September 2020

Free Webinar Series Announced

**For Immediate Release**   Free Webinar Series   The Center for Congregational Song Ambassadors will be offering a free webinar series starting this month. Webinar topics will include: “Breaking Through The Traditional/Contemporary Divide” “The Hymnal Anthem Book” “Sing Praise At Any Moment: Paperless Music 101” “Black Hymnody Matters: The Music of Charles A. Tindley, C.P. […]


18th of August 2020

COVID-19 & Singing – An Update Based on Current Research

INTRODUCTION There are currently research teams across the world working on identifying how COVID-19 spreads and how to best protect the population from contracting the virus. Two ongoing studies are particularly focusing on music-making, which is what we will reference in this summary article. Before continuing, a few important considerations: The author of this article […]


15th of June 2020

Even When I Can’t See It You’re Working: The Overlooked Authorship of “Way Maker” by Sinach

Guest blogger Anneli Loepp Thiessen is an active song leader, researcher, classical musician, and music educator. She is set to begin her PhD in Interdisciplinary Music Research at the University of Ottawa in September, 2020, where she received her Masters of Music in Piano Performance.     The Rise of “Way Maker” On February 17, […]


9th of June 2020

Guia sobre la adoración durante la pandemia

Hemos elaborado un documento para ayudar a las iglesias a volver a celebrar juntos nuevamente. Haga clic aquí para descargar el documento.   El canto y la música La música es un regalo de Dios a toda la creación. Es un medio por el cual nos unimos a Dios y a nuestro prójimo, y conecta […]


Resuming Worship – A Guide

The Director of The Center for Congregational Song has been working for nearly a month on an ecumenical consultation led by United Methodist, Lutheran, and Episcopal liturgical scholars, medical experts, and in consultation with the CDC to create a document entitled “Resuming Care-filled Worship and Sacramental Life During A Pandemic.” The full 36-page document can […]


30th of April 2020

Streaming Copyright Questions

Guest blogger David Schaap is the president of Selah Publishing Co., Inc. based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.     Questions about Streaming Copyright There have been many questions on social media about copyright for streaming or posting on YouTube your church services and other church events where music is performed, and hopefully this will give you some answers […]


29th of April 2020

God Moves in a Mysterious Way

Author Ginny Chilton Maxwell is Music Minister at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hampton, VA   God Moves in a Mysterious Way: Doing Music Ministry During a Pandemic How does one do music ministry from home, when the church is closed and choirs cannot gather? The answer is, you spend the first week or two scrambling […]


21st of April 2020

Hymn Society Conference Going All-Digital

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada has announced that its Annual Conference, scheduled for July 12-16, will be an all-digital event. The conference was originally to have been held at Emory University in Atlanta, but in light of the current health crisis, the Executive Committee has decided to embrace the opportunity for […]


6th of April 2020

An Architect’s View: Architecture for Hymn Singing

This post, written by Edward Anders Sövik, was originally published in the peer-reviewed journal The Hymn in 1990. As with many topics concerning the church’s song as well as the field of architecture, the advice and wisdom written remains true many years later.   A beginning in the understanding of church architecture is the recognition […]


25th of March 2020

COVID CAROLS

That’s right…these are carols (new texts set to familiar Christmas Carol tunes) for the Covid-19 pandemic. DOWNLOAD COLLECTION* *UPDATED 4-2-2020 Introduction & Guidelines In this time of fear, anxiety, and isolation, the concept of caroling might seem trite, ridiculous, or even inappropriate. We’ll let history decide which of the three it might be. But for […]