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General News : Aug 15, 2017

10th Annual Sacred Music Workshop

The 10th Annual Sacred Music Workshop, hosted by Laura Ellis, associate professor of music, was held on the University of Florida campus on May 2-3, 2017. The guest clinician was Eileen Guenther, former president of the American Guild of Organists and faculty member at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Dr. Guenther presented lectures on Music and Social Justice and Musician/Clergy Relations. A highlight of the workshop was Dr. Guenther’s evening presentation entitled "The Power of Spirituals: A program of slave narratives and commentary interwoven with Spirituals, the music of the soil and the soul.” Additional sessions included Organ Design with Phil Parkey, Service Playing with Laura Ellis, 1st Year Reflections with Scott Ziegler and a choral reading session.