Augsburg Fortress

SUMMER MUSIC CLINICS

Augsburg Fortress
SUMMER MUSIC CLINICS  

Read through new seasonal music, attend workshops, participate in a hymn festival, attend handbell workshops and more!  

Featured Clinicians

Jeremy Bankson

Jeremy Bankson

Jeremy J. Bankson serves as the Director of Music at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Dublin, Ohio where he leads a dynamic and developing music ministry that includes several choirs and the Concerts at Prince of Peace Series. A native Nebraskan, Jeremy received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he also pursued graduate studies in choral conducting.

Active as a composer and arranger, he has led workshops, clinics, and hymn festivals for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, the Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians, the American Guild of Organists, Leadership Program for Musicians, Augsburg Fortress and other churches and institutions around the country. His compositions can be found in the catalogs of MorningStar Music Publishers, Augsburg Fortress Press and Concordia Publishing House.

Robert Hobby

Robert A. Hobby

Robert A. Hobby is director of music at Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN, where his responsibilities include playing for many of the worship services, overseeing the graded choral program, and managing the concerts that the church offers. Bob received his bachelor’s degree in church music from Wittenberg University in 1985 and a master’s degree in organ performance from the University of Notre Dame in 1987. An honorary Doctor of Music degree was conferred on him by Wittenberg University at its commencement in 2014. As a performer and clinician, Bob keeps an active schedule throughout the United States. In addition to being an ALCM member, he is a member of a number of professional music organizations and has held a variety of leadership positions.

HANDBELL CLINICIANS

Columbia: Ed Tompkins
Twin Cities: Kathy Moklebust
Seattle: Shirley Lindberg
Chicago: KC Cogdon
Philadelphia: Kathy Ebling Shaw
Columbus: Denise Holmes

The Locations

South Carolina

COLUMBIA,
SOUTH CAROLINA

JULY 19-20

St Paul's Lutheran Church
1715 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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Minnesota

TWIN CITIES,
MINNESOTA

JULY 22-23

Roseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Avenue W
Roseville, MN 55113

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Washington

SEATTLE,
WASHINGTON

JULY 26-27

Trinity Lutheran Church
6215 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

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Illinois

CHICAGO,
ILLINOIS

JULY 29-30

Saint Luke's Lutheran Church
205 N Prospect Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA,
PENNSYLVANIA

AUGUST 1-2

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
415 E Athens Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

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COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS
OHIO

AUGUST 5-6

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
5475 Brand Rd
Dublin, OH 43017

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Workshop Descriptions

SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT - HOBBY

It is not uncommon for leaders of congregational song to “go through the motions” without considering the words. This session will ponder various words and messages from our hymns and songs to see how they might inspire the manner in which we might play and sing them.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD SINGER AND A GREAT SINGER IS A PENCIL - BANKSON

This workshop will explore the idea that marking music can be much more than just circling a challenging note or passage. Markings can actually communicate a variety of things for the whole ensemble which will help improve reading, accuracy and even intonation!

PLANNING A HYMN FESTIVAL OR FESTIVAL WORSHIP SERVICE - BANKSON & HOBBY

Jeremy & Robert will offer practical tips, ideas and suggestions to help you plan a hymn festival or to embellish your Sunday worship services for Festive occasions.

HYMN FESTIVAL TITLE: SEASONS OF BLESSINGS

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What attendees are saying

Why is it worth attending a Free Summer Music Clinic?

"I have heard the best of the best presenters of church music year after year after year."

"[The music clinics are] a great place to see and purchase new music and get new ideas for doing liturgy."

"These events are a great place to connect with people who are doing the same thing I do in the church."