Lenten Series - Music in Worship
Lenten Supper and Lenten Series – Wednesdays in Lent Starting March 1
March 1: Dr. Tony McNeill
Understanding the Congregational Voice as a Tool for Spiritual Formation, Part 1
March 8: Dr. Tony McNeill
Understanding the Congregational Voice as a Tool for Spiritual Formation, Part 2
March 15: Dr. Don Saliers
March 22: Dr. Don Saliers
Dr. Tony McNeill, affectionately known as "Dr. T.," is a sought-after workshop clinician, lecturer, consultant, mentor, and guest choral conductor throughout the country. "Dr. T." served as Director of Choral Activities and Chairman of the Department of Performing Arts at Clinton College in Rock Hill, SC, from 2019-2022. Before his appointment at Clinton College, he was a Visiting Professor and Interim Choral Director at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, TX. Dr. McNeill also served four and a half years as the Director of Worship and the Arts at Atlanta's Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, “America's Freedom Church.” In 2022, Dr. McNeill served as Artist-in-Residence for Covenant Presbyterian Church (Charlotte, NC) and Myers Park Presbyterian Church (Charlotte, NC). He now serves as Interim Minister of Music at Myers Park Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC).
Dr. Don E. Saliers is one of the nation’s foremost writers on hymnody and music in the liturgy. He has been Theologian-in-Residence at Candler School of Theology since 2014, after retiring in 2007 as the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship. For many years he directed the Master of Sacred Music program at Emory, and was an organist and choirmaster at Cannon Chapel for 35 years. Before joining the Candler faculty in 1974, Saliers taught at Yale Divinity School, and has taught in summer programs at Notre Dame, Boston College, Vancouver School of Theology, St. John’s University, and Boston University School of Theology.
An accomplished musician, theologian and scholar of liturgics, Saliers is the author of 15 books on the relationship between theology and worship practices, as well as more than 150 articles, essays, chapters in books and book reviews. He co-authored A Song to Sing, a Life to Live with his daughter Emily Saliers, a member of the Indigo Girls.