This spring, Kanuga hosts the first musician’s conference created to inspire those within the Episcopal Church. The Musician’s Conference, held April 23-26, is designed to inspire, teach, and connect those passionate about music ministry.
“It is a time set aside for renewal through the empowerment, support, and mutual encouragement of peers—friends ‘in the trenches’ who understand the challenges of our unique vocation,” says Charles Milling, conference coordinator.
“To the best of our knowledge there’s nothing like this in regards to conferences,” says The RT. Rev. Brian Prior, conference coordinator. “We’re filling a void for Episcopalian community.”
Enjoy a Time of Collaboration among Musical Colleagues
The three-day event will be a collaborative experience filled with large group time, small break-out sessions, group worship, and plenty of time to network with fellow attendees. “It will be a gathering of leaders helping leaders,” says Charles. “We are colleagues who are typically unable to meet and learn from each other’s experiences, because we are all busy at the same times. So, we’ve set aside a time and place to learn from each other, hear each other’s music, and talk about common issues we are facing.”
While the conference is designed by those active in the Episcopal Church, it is open to anyone interested in Christian music ministry. “This conference is for anyone who is doing music within their worship experience,” says RT. Rev. Prior. “I’m excited about the connection and synergy that will come forth with this many musicians in one place.”
Meet the Conference Leaders
Conference coordinators are Charles Milling, Director of Contemporary and Youth Music in Southeast Florida and Live Hymnal’s founder, and The RT. Rev. Brian Prior, the ninth Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. The conference also features many other talented guests, including:
Studio owner and producer Fran McKendree. Active in the Episcopal Church, Fran has been in the music business for over 35 years and is a founding member of the innovative group McKendree Spring.
- Dent Davidson, Interim Director of Emerging Liturgy and Music of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. Dent has served on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of The Episcopal Church and is currently Music Chaplain to the Episcopal House of Bishops.
- Sandra Montes, the powerful singer who performed prior to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the July 7 revival.
- Sam Hensley, Director of Music & Mission on The Hill at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
- Connie Borschardt, Music Director-Song Leader at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and founding director of Grace Notes, a hospice choir.
Reserve Your Spot Now
Reservations are now open. Learn more and reserve your place online.