This page pertains to Presentations I have given to various AGO chapters, regional and national conventions, and other conferences over the years. Some of these Workshop Appearances have been in conjunction with commissioned works, recitals, hymn festivals, or festival worship services. At the conclusion of the workshop section are lists of Published Articles, Published Reviews, and occasions I have served as a competition Judge.


These are the Workshop Topics I have presented in relaying a life-time of experience in church music to others in the field. Not included here are a number of courses I taught at the University of North Texas from 2000–2003, including church music history, liturgy, choral literature, hymnology, keyboard harmony, and others.


  • Meet the Composer (lecture demonstrations - both recitals and concerts.)
  • Commissioning New Music for the Church: A Composer's Perspective.
  • Composing Music for the 21st Century Congregation - Issues and Considerations.


  • How to Get the Most from Your Church Choirs: Tools for Success with Volunteer Singers.
  • Sifting Through the Piles: Contemporary Classical Choir Anthems Which You Should Know (reading session.)


  • Great Organ Repertoire for the Church Organist (demonstration.)
  • Master-classes:
    • Hymn Playing.
    • Beginning Improvisation.
    • Tools for the Church Organist (hymn playing, beginning improvisation, transposition, anthem accompanying, adapting piano scores for the organ, etc.)

Church Music Issues

  • How to Work Within the Eclectic Tastes in Church Music Today and Still Keep Your Sanity: Can One Use Various Musical Styles and Still Have Integrity in the Liturgy?
  • Music Which Builds Bridges: Eclectic Music Resources (reading session.)
  • Piano Repertoire for Worship (demonstration.)
  • "Piano Plus" Repertoire for Worship (demonstration.)
  • Demystifying the Psalm Tone & Resources for Psalm Singing.

Workshop Appearances

Augsburg Fortress Worship & Music Clinic

First United Lutheran Church
Dallas, TX
July 23, 2005

Association of Lutheran Church Musicians

National Convention
New York, NY
July 12, 2005

American Guild of Organists

National Convention
Los Angeles, CA
July 2004

Austin Chapter AGO & St. David's Episcopal Church

Midwinter Workshop
St. David's Episcopal Church
Austin, TX
January 25, 2003

Memphis Chapter AGO

Composers Forum
St. George's Episcopal Church
Germantown, TN
April 8, 2002

Dallas Chapter AGO

Composers Forum
Zion Lutheran Church
Dallas, TX
February 4, 2002

American Guild of Organists

Region VIII Convention
Eugene, OR
July 2001
Commissioned Composer

Southeast Minnesota Chapter AGO & Calvary Episcopal Church

Meet the Composer
Calvary Episcopal Church
Rochester, MN
February 24, 2001

Wisconsin Choral Directors Association State Convention

"Building Bridges"
Church Music Sessions
First United Methodist Church
Appleton, WI
January 20, 2001

Montreat Worship & Music Conferences

Montreat, NC
June 2000
Adult Choir Accompanist & Seminar Leader

Evergreen Conference (92nd)

Winter Park & Denver, CO
June 1999
Conference Composer

Augsburg Fortress Worship & Music Clinics

Seattle, WA, Minneapolis, MN, Columbia, SC,
Columbus, OH, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA
July - August, 1998
Keyboard and Congregational Song Clinician

Perkins Seminary, Southern Methodist University

MSM Colloquium
Meet the Composer
October 9, 1997

Dallas Chapter Chorister's Guild

Annual Repertoire Expansion Workshop: The Psalms - Our Scriptural Heritage
Wilshire Baptist Church
Dallas, TX
May 18, 1996

Cimarron Chapter AGO

First Christian Church
Stillwater, OK
November 11, 1995

Perkins Seminary, Southern Methodist University

MSM Colloquium
Meet the Composer
October 19, 1995

Dallas Chapter AGO

Church Music Presentation
October 16, 1995

Augsburg Fortress Church Music Clinic - Seattle Region

First Congregation Church, Bellevue, WA
August 12, 1995
Keyboard, Congregational Song, and Treble Choir Clinician

University of Iowa

Church Music Weekend
Iowa City, IA
October 15, 1994

Association of Lutheran Church Musicians

Region III Convention
Madison, WI
June 1994

Houston Chapter AGO

Composer's Forum
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Houston, TX
January 22, 1993

East Texas Chapter AGO

Meet the Composer
First Presbyterian Church
Tyler, TX
March 10, 1992

Anchorage Chapter AGO

Meet the Composer
Anchorage Lutheran Church
Anchorage, AK
January 3, 1989

Salem Chapter, AGO

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Salem, OR
October 1986

Published Articles

You are what you SING!

The Chorister, March 1997


Sing Out! A Children's Psalter

Choristers Guild Letters, September 1995

Calling the Children

Choristers Guild Letters, August 1993

Sing to the Lord an 'Old Song'

Choristers Guild Letters, December 1989

Rejoice - Song of Praise and Thanksgiving

Choristers Guild Letters, October 1989


American Guild of Organists

National Competition in Organ Improvisation (NCOI), 2003-2004
Preliminary Round

American Guild of Organists

Regional Competition for Young Organists 2003
Region VII Final Round

American Guild of Organists

AGO/ECS Publishing Award in Choral Composition, 1994-1995


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