MUS 511 Music: Congregational Singing Fostering Spiritual Growth

Faculty: Sister Carole Riley, CDP (Profile)


Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Colossians 3:16

After a grounding in Human Formative spirituality, the lectures via ZOOM if desired and readings/experiences focus the principles of discernment for a pastoral musician who chooses music for congregational singing. Analyzing hymn texts and how they serve the music while also addressing congregational needs of range, key, style and spiritual development will provide practical reflection time for a practicing pastoral musician.

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