We are excited to bring you the third in a three-part educational series on hymn composition!
AUUMM member, Repertoire Team Lead, and composer David Glasgow will lead this hour-long webinar. David's teaching will focus on how to submit create charts and recordings.
Mark your calendars for March 2, and register in advance!
Each part of this series is just $30 for members and $45 for non-members.
All sessions will soon be available to purchase. They are a great tool for working with your music committees, choirs, and colleagues.
Part 1, “Get the Eraser & “Wite-Out”: Revisionist Culture in UU Music” was presented at the 2019 AUUMM Conference in Denver. Whether a matter of perceived conflict with UU theology/UU “culture,” concerns about cultural appropriation, “authentic” cultural and historical expression, or broader political imperatives, UU musicians face challenges developing repertoire deemed “appropriate” for use in a UU context. This workshop explores the historical and contemporary impetus for revision, redaction, or flat out avoidance of music with content deemed politically or theologically “problematic” for UU church repertoire.
In Part 2, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons takes a deeper look at lyrics. Giving voice to our spiritual identity and experience as a community is a function of both music and words. How do we find and/or create texts that serve us well in this endeavor? Topics include structure and particular challenges of lyrics for hymnody and choral work in our movement today.
The Reverend Dr. Kendyl Gibbons, Senior Minister is the 23rd settled minister at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. She is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, a recognized leader in our continental Association, and past president of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. Kendyl has a long-standing commitment to theological education and the future of ministry. Kendyl has been widely published in UU journals and publications and is the author of two hymns included in the 1991 UU hymnbook, Singing The Living Tradition, as well as “Sources; a Unitarian Universalist Cantata.”