2019 Kemp Church Music Symposium

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Celebrating 20 years of offering church musicians a day filled with opportunities for professional and spiritual inspiration and growth, the Kemp Church Music Symposium honors the legacy of John and Helen Kemp.  This year's Symposium welcomes two renowned conductors and leaders in the field of Sacred Music: Dr. Anton Armstrong and Dr. André J. Thomas.

Saturday, October 5​, 2019


Time Event
8:30 - 8:55 a.m. Registration
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome/Introductions/Opening Hymn
9:15 - 10:10 a.m. Our Calling as Pastoral Music Educators led by Anton Armstrong
10:10 - 10:25 a.m. Break
10:25 - 11:20 a.m. A Positive Approach to Rehearsal Techniques led by André Thomas
11:30 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Q&A with Anton Armstrong and André Thomas
12:45 - 1 p.m. Break
1:00 - 1:55 p.m. Reading Session
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Nurturing the Developmental Singer: Children through Adults led by Anton Armstrong
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Way over in Beulah Lan’: Understanding and Performing the Negro Spiritual led by André Thomas
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Hymn Sing


For further information, please contact Continuing Education at 609-924-7416 or [email protected].


Dr. Anton Armstrong
Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College

Dr. André J. Thomas
Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University.

Ticket Information 

Registration includes lunch

Adults $95
Westminster/Rider alumni $75
Students: $42.50
Scholarships available. 


Event Schedule
Date / Time Registration Location
Saturday, October 05, 2019

(All day)

Westminster Choir College
United States