Music of Integrity for Small Choirs
Do you serve a small congregation? Does your choir have inconsistent attendance? Are you frustrated with trying to find accessible repertoire possessing inspiring texts and melodies that are durable and memorable? Do you struggle with a small choir during the summer months? If any of these questions resonates, you will find solutions at this workshop. A packet of resources and repertoire are available; tips for locating repertoire that stands the test of time are discussed; and strategies for adapting anthems to make them work in varied situations are suggested. Attendees participate in singing through the anthems.
Andrew Scanlon, FAGO, is an organ professor at East Carolina University. He is organist-choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville, and artistic director of the East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation. He previously taught organ at Duquesne University, and has held positions at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Buffalo; Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, New York; and Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School. He has performed at national conventions of both the American Guild of Organists and Organ Historical Society, and throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, and Croatia. He has been a faculty member for three Pipe Organ Encounters, and serves on both the National Board of Examiners and the National Committee on Professional Certification of the Guild. He holds degrees from Duquesne University and Yale University. His principal teachers have been John Skelton, Ann Labounsky, David Craighead, John Walker, and Thomas Murray.