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Webinar Series: Starting the Song

Webinar Series: Starting the Song

Free Webinar Series

Join the Deborah Carlton Loftis Ambassadors for a free webinar series designed for students and young professionals (but all are welcome!). Since the pandemic has made our usual in-person programming at colleges and universities impossible, we’re bringing these wonderful presentation and presenters to you digitally. Each event is free and open to the public, although registration is required.

Price: Free – Registration Required

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Series Schedule

Monday, September 28th @ 3PM Eastern

“Breaking Through The Traditional/Contemporary Divide” – Brian Hehn

Archived on YouTube

 

Monday, October 19th @ 3PM Eastern

“The Hymnal Anthem Book” – Megan Mash

Archived on YouTube

 

Monday, November 23rd @ 3PM

“Sing Praise At Any Moment: Paperless Music 101” – Slats Toole

Archived on YouTube

 

Monday, January 25th @ 3PM

“Black Hymnody Matters: The Music of Charles A. Tindley, C.P. Jones, and Margaret Pleasant-Douroux” – Joslyn Henderson

Archived on YouTube

 

Monday, February 22nd @ 3PM

“Sharing Their Stories: Researching Context of Congregational Songs” – T Wes Moore

Archived on YouTube

 

Monday, March 22nd @ 3PM

“Risking it all: The Songs that make us uncomfortable” – Joshua Zentner-Barrett

 

Monday, April 26th @ 3PM

“Auditions and Interviews: what musicians ought to know and what pastors ought to ask” – Jonathan Hehn

 

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Cristen Mitchell is a native of Draper, Virginia and currently lives in Christiansburg with her husband, Brandon and daughter, Anna. She is the full-time Director of Music Ministries at Blacksburg United Methodist Church in Blacksburg, VA. At “BUM-C” she oversees the music ministry and works with a variety of choral and instrumental ensembles in leading […]


Matthew Boutda

Ambassador

Matthew Boutda is a conductor, organist, and singer from Toronto, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Sacred Music degree from the University of Toronto. Currently, he is pursuing his Master of Music in Literature and Performance, studying choral conducting with Mark Ramsay at the University of Western in London, Ontario. […]


Anneli Loepp Thiessen is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Music Research program at the University of Ottawa, where her studies with Dr. Jada Watson promote an interdisciplinary musicological approach to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the contemporary worship music industry. Anneli is the co-director of the Anabaptist Worship Network, and was a […]


Brett Pardue

Ambassador

Brett Pardue proudly serves as Minister of Music and Outreach at Rolesville Baptist Church, where he shepherds a variety of musical ensembles, coordinates the church’s community outreach, and assists in pastoral duties. Prior to joining the staff at RBC, Brett shared his passion for worship as a church musician for congregations in North Carolina, Georgia, […]


Megan Mash

Ambassador

Megan Mash began serving as the Music Minister at Sebastian United Methodist Church in August 2010. She attended Simpson College in Indianola, IA and graduated summa cum laude earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Religion. In May 2010 Megan graduated magna cum laude with a Master’s of Sacred Music with a concentration in […]


Slats Toole

Ambassador

Slats Toole is a musician, writer, educator, preacher and theater director/sound designer based in Minneapolis, MN. They are an active member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and have had formative experience in Baptist (CBF and Alliance), United Methodist, Episcopal, and Reformed churches.  They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University’s […]


Joslyn Henderson

Ambassador

Joslyn Henderson is a full-time graduate student at Truett Seminary and Baylor School of Music, having first earned her Bachelors of Vocal Performance from Spelman College in Atlanta.  She is a prolific gospel singer and worship leader. In addition, Joslyn is also an active member of the Waco Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.