Summer 2022 Music Clinics


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Jan Kraybill, Organ Clinician

is a musical leader, dynamic speaker, performer, educator, organ consultant, and enthusiastic advocate for the power of music to change lives for the better. Along with a very active concert schedule, in the Kansas City metro area she is Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Organist-in-Residence at Community of Christ headquarters, and organist at Village on Antioch Presbyterian Church.

Throughout her career Dr. Kraybill has performed as both a solo and collaborative musician, designed and led international hymn festivals, and taught workshops on a variety of topics. She has degrees in music education and piano and organ performance. Dr. Kraybill is also featured on several recordings including her most recent solo disc Marked for Grace, released in 2021. Her extra-musical interests include lacemaking, painting, and riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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Tom Trenney, Choral Clinician

is blessed to serve as Minister of Music to First-Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, and as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is Artistic Director of Lincoln’s Abendmusik Concert Series and Conductor of sounding light—a professional choir he founded in 2003. Tom’s choirs have been honored to perform for state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association.

A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music, Tom is grateful for the inspiration of his teachers and mentors—especially Anton Armstrong, David Davidson, Craig Hella Johnson, (Mister) Fred Rogers, William Weinert, Anne Wilson and Todd Wilson. His choral compositions are published by Augsburg Fortress, Beckenhorst Press, Choristers Guild, E.C. Schirmer/Galaxy, Morningstar, Musicspoke, Pavane, and G. Schirmer.

Handbell Clinicians

Twin Cities: Amy Maakestad

Philadelphia: Michael Joy

Columbus: Jane Irvine

Columbia: Marcia Brantley


July 14–15
Twin Cities, MN

First Lutheran Church
1555 40th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

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July 26–27
Philadelphia, PA

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

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August 1–2
Columbus, OH

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

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August 5–6
Columbia, SC

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
1715 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201

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Workshop Descriptions

All Creation Sings Workshop: A Worship Supplement Overview

An opportunity to explore and learn about All Creation Sings with staff from Augsburg Fortress. All Creation Sings was published in 2020 as a supplement to Evangelical Lutheran Worship and features two liturgy settings, 200 hymns, and many prayers and resources for worship.

Children’s Music Workshop

Explore recent music for your children’s choirs from Augsburg Fortress and Choristers Guild.

Choral Sessions I & II

Tom Trenney provides a two-part reading session of the latest choral releases from Augsburg Fortress.

Handbell Session

Explore recent music for handbells from Augsburg Fortress and Choristers Guild.

Hymn Festival: Let My Spirit Always Sing

A Hymn Festival led by Jan Kraybill and Tom Trenney. Admission is open to everyone.

Keyboard Repertoire Session

Jan Kraybill reviews the latest releases for organ and piano from Augsburg Fortress.

Preaching from the Choir (Trenney)

Tom Trenney leads an inspiring session on remembering our vocation and recommitting to our calling as church musicians.

Tips for EEE Organ Practice (Kraybill)

Jan Kraybill offers tips on how to make your organ practice sessions EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT, so you will more quickly achieve EXCELLENCE.


Day One

8:30-9:00am Check-in, Registration for walk-ins

9:00-11:00am Handbell Session

11:15am-12:15pm Children’s Music Workshop (Trenney)

12:15-1:30pm Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00pm Keyboard Repertoire (Kraybill)

3:00-3:15pm Break

3:15-4:00pm Pick a Workshop:
Tips for EEE Organ Practice (Kraybill)
Preaching from the Choir (Trenney)

4:15-5:30pm All Creation Sings: A Worship Supplement Overview (AF Worship Staff)

5:30-7:00pm Dinner on your own

7:00-8:00pm Hymn Festival: Let My Spirit Always Sing: with Jan Kraybill and Tom Trenney

Day Two

8:30-9:00am Check-in, Registration for walk-ins who did not attend Day One

9:00-10:00am Workshops repeat from Day One:
Tips for EEE Organ Practice (Kraybill)
Preaching from the Choir (Trenney)

10:00-10:30am Break

10:30am-12:00pm Choral Session I (Trenney)

12:00-1:30pm Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00pm Choral Session II (Trenney)

An Augsburg Fortress and Choristers Guild Music Store will be available where you can order and review music, books, and other resources from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM Day One and from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Day Two. We look forward to seeing you there!

Staying Safe

Check back for the current information on COVID protocols in place this summer at each location.

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