Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bond speaking at ACM Symposium Friday--Homeschool enrichment opportunity

It's not too late to register for the ACM Symposium this Friday, October 15, 2010 in Tacoma, WA. This event is open to everyone and would be a great enrichment to homeschool curriculum for families in the area (students pay only $7.00 for this all-day and evening event: It is not exclusively for musicians!

I will be giving instruction on Church history (The Doxological Genius of Isaac Watts) and on understanding poetry and writing it, examining closely the poetic conventions, biblical allusions, and literary and theological mastery evident in several Psalm-like hymns. There will be addresses and a panel discussion on different worship "styles," how we got where we are, and where the church needs to go in its music and poetry to offer to God worthy sung worship in Spirit and in truth. The symposium is open to all Christians who care about these things.

Debuting at the the symposium will be several new hymns for the Modern Reformation, including three of my own. You will get to hear the music and sing the text under the skillful leadership of the regional Director of ACM, and composer, Ron Bechtel. And you will get to take these resources back to your home and church. To top it all off, there will be excellent live illustrations of worship music, both vocal and instrumental, for your edification and consideration. Register at 

Here are samples of seminar titles:
  • The Doxological Genius of Isaac Watts (Douglas Bond, Author and Teacher)
  • How to Hear a Hymn Tune (John Wykoff, Composer)
  • The Imaginative Watts (Douglas Bond)
  • How to Write a Hymn Tune (John Wykoff) 
Church Leaders Roundtable: “Let’s Talk about Worship Music”
  • Why Our Church Has Adopted Popular Music in Worship
  • Why Our Church Has Retained Classical Music in Worship
  • Moderated Discussion by Ron Bechtel and John Wykoff
REGISTER on-line at 

Join us!
Douglas Bond

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