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Blog – Centered In Song

Blog – Centered In Song

A blog connecting you to deep conversations, valuable resources, and challenging ideas

Centered In Song is a blog that features a core team of writers who care deeply about the congregation’s voice and who seek to have deep and meaningful conversations. Our team of bloggers are always on the lookout for great events, fresh ideas, and artists who are passionate about congregational singing. Because the team is made up of folk from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, this blog offers a variety of viewpoints and opinions on congregational song, celebrating the diversity that the church’s song embodies each and every week.

 

Blog Team


15th of December 2023

Reflections on 3 Non-Classic Christmas Songs

Blogger Shannan Baker is a postdoctoral fellow in music and digital humanities at Baylor University, where she recently finished her Ph.D. in Church Music (2022). She is a member of […]


6th of December 2023

A Tale of Two Melodies – When Hymns Are to Be Sung in Cantonese Part III of V

A Tale of Two Melodies – When Hymns Are to Be Sung in Cantonese (Part III of V: The Myths)       The Myths As we have discussed in […]


1st of December 2023

Don’t Hesitate

Mykayla Turner holds a Master of Sacred Music with a Liturgical Musicology concentration. She recently obtained her A.C.C.M. in Piano Performance from Conservatory Canada, and she is currently completing a […]


25th of October 2023

A Tale of Two Melodies – When Hymns Are to Be Sung in Cantonese Part II of V

A Tale of Two Melodies – When Hymns Are to Be Sung in Cantonese (Part II of V: The Technical Problems)   Changes in Time In recent missiology, in the […]


12th of October 2023

The Illusion of Unity

Mykayla Turner holds a Master of Sacred Music with a Liturgical Musicology concentration. She recently obtained her A.C.C.M. in Piano Performance from Conservatory Canada, and she is currently completing a […]


9th of October 2023

What Does the Church Sing?

Blogger Shannan Baker is a postdoctoral fellow in music and digital humanities at Baylor University, where she recently finished her Ph.D. in Church Music (2022). She is a member of […]


26th of September 2023

Questions for the Director – Indigenous Hymnody

  Here’s a question I got recently that, while not common, is important. I am not an expert on the topic, so I hope my reply will simply be a […]


21st of September 2023

Questions for the Director – Getting My Song Published

This is a question I get on the regular. To write this response, I’ve asked long time hymnal editor and Fellow of The Hymn Society Bob Batastini to chime in. […]


4th of August 2023

A Tale of Two Melodies – When Hymns Are to Be Sung in Cantonese Part I of V

A Tale of Two Melodies – When Hymns Are to Be Sung in Cantonese (Part I of V: The Meeting of Two Melodies) Being a native speaker of Cantonese, singing […]


2nd of August 2023

We’re not called to sing everything

While reflecting on my experience as a graduate student in Dallas and preparing for work as a church musician, I wrote, “I just spent two years studying at a Methodist […]