The Hymn Society2021 Annual Conference

 

Singing Welcome?

 

All-Digital

July 11-15, 2021

 

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SINGING WELCOME?

Yes, there’s a question mark there: Singing welcome? If you’ve tried to sing welcome, you know this commitment raises certain questions: how do we sing welcome in an age of so much division? Do we truly welcome everyone? How about those we vehemently disagree with, or who don’t want to welcome others? How does power and race and wealth and gender–how do all of these things play a role in the way we sing welcome? How do we connect our songs about welcome to a culture of hospitality, so that our singing isn’t just empty words to make us feel good? And perhaps in this season of pandemic, what does it mean to sing welcome when our gatherings might still be limited?

2021 Conference Leaders

9:00 am Daily Schedule with Links Sent Out
2:00 pm Hospitality Room Opens
4:00 pm Organ Recital - Kola Owolabi Sponsor this Event
5:00 pm Hospitality Room Closes
First Timers' Reception Sponsor this Event
7:00 pm Opening Evening Event - Jorge Lockward Sponsor this Event
9:00 pm Informal THS Hangout

All times EDT

9:00 am Daily Schedule with Links Sent Out
Hospitality Room Opens
9:45 am Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice Warm-Up Videos with Grace Schwanda
10:00 am Morning Prayer Sponsor this Event
10:20 am Welcome/Announcements/Engagement
10:30 am Emily Swan Perkins Plenary Address - Margaret Aymer
--- Sponsored by Deborah Carlton Loftis, FHS, Paul A. Richardson, FHS, and Susan Richardson in Memory of Hugh Thomas McElrath, FHS ---
11:45 am Break
12:00 pm Featured Session I: Emerging Scholars Forum Sponsor this Event
Featured Session II: "Singing Welcome?" Setting the Stage - 2021 Program Committee Sponsor this Event
1:00 pm Break
1:30 pm Informal THS Hangout
3:00 pm Roundtable Forum
4:30 pm Break
5:00 pm Hospitality Room Closes
7:00 pm Evening Event Livestream - Proskuneo Ministries Sponsor this Event
9:30 pm Informal THS Hangout

All times EDT

9:00 am Daily Schedule with Links Sent Out
Hospitality Room Opens
9:45 am Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice Warm-Up Videos with Grace Schwanda
10:00 am Morning Prayer Sponsor this Event
10:20 am Welcome/Announcements/Engagement
10:30 am Plenary Address - Martin Tel
--- Sponsored by Andreas and Tracy Teich ---
11:45 am Break
12:00 pm Featured Session III: "Congregational Song & Gendered Language" - Slats Toole Sponsor this Event
Featured Session IV: "Introducing 'All Creation Sings'" - Jennifer Baker-Trinity & John Weit Sponsor this Event
1:00 pm Break
1:30 pm Informal THS Hangout
3:00 pm Roundtable Forum
4:30 pm Break
5:00 pm Hospitality Room Closes
7:00 pm Evening Event Livestream - Emily Brink, FHS & Larry Visser Sponsor this Event
9:30 pm Informal THS Hangout

All times EDT

9:00 am Daily Schedule with Links Sent Out
Hospitality Room Opens
9:45 am Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice Warm-Up Videos with Grace Schwanda
10:00 am Morning Prayer Sponsor this Event
10:20 am Welcome/Announcements/Engagement
10:30 am Plenary Address - Elizabeth Conde-Frazier Sponsor this Event
11:45 am Break
12:00 pm Featured Session V: "Translating Congregational Song: A Panel Discussion" - Mary Louise Bringle, FHS, Maria Cornou & Andrew Donaldson Sponsor this Event
Featured Session VI: "A Welcome Project: Building Bridges between People of All Cultures" - Sunghee Kim & Kartika Putri Sponsor this Event
1:00 pm Break
1:30 pm Informal THS Hangout
3:00 pm Roundtable Forum
4:30 pm Break
5:00 pm Hospitality Room Closes
7:00 pm Evening Event Livestream - Tony Alonso Sponsor this Event
9:30 pm Informal THS Hangout

All times EDT

Click any of the links below to sponsor an event:

 

Emily Swan Perkins Plenary: $2,500 Sponsored!

Plenary Address: $1,500

Evening Hymn Event: $1,250

Special Reception: $1,000

Featured Session: $750

Sectional: $250

Morning Prayer: $150

To make a general conference sponsorship, click here.

To donate to the Lovelace Scholarship, click here.

Two packages are available for our Annual Conference: Full and Basic.

The Basic Package includes:

  1. Morning Prayers
  2. Plenaries
  3. Featured Sessions
  4. Evening Events (which are free & open to the public)
  5. Digital Archives available through August 15, 2021

The Full Package includes all of the above, as well as:

  1. Sectionals (over 30 hours of content)
  2. Afternoon Round Table Forums
  3. Digital Archives available through December 31, 2021

 

Early Bird Prices (register by March 15)

Full Conference
Member: $385
Non-Member : $470
Student: $275

 

Basic Conference
Member: $275
Non-Member: $325
Student: $200