Greetings from the Conference Director Dr. Robert Delcamp
This coming July the Sewanee Church Music Conference will again offer a week of study and worship with some of the most talented musicians and clergy in the Church. For 63 years this conference has been a leader in continuing education for church musicians. The opportunity not only to learn new skills and refresh old ones but also to share experiences and ideas with colleagues from across the country is invaluable.
The conference is located amidst some of the most picturesque and inspiring settings available. The DuBose Conference Center is an historic site located in Monteagle, Tennessee. Nearby is the campus of The University of the South where many of the conference activities take place. Venues include the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Chapel of the Apostles on the School of Theology campus and the Gothic splendor of the University's All Saints' Chapel-the setting for Friday afternoon Choral Evensong and the Festival Eucharist on Sunday morning.
This year's faculty includes two of the most talented church musicians and organists on the scene today: Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist of the Wannamaker Organ, and Organist and Choirmaster of St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, PA, and Todd Wilson, Chair of the Organ Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Director of Music and Worship at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, OH. The Conference Chaplain will be the Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander, 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta and currently Dean of the School of Theology at The University of the South - a long time friend of the conference. Please click on the Faculty link to see full bios.
Lois Fyfe Music of Nashville will again fill the DuBose Library with organ and choral music for perusal during the week, and traditional Southern hospitality will be evident with receptions, BBQ, and the conference banquet.
To avoid disappointment, I encourage you to register early either by sending in the registration form, which you will soon receive in the mail or by simply registering online. Plan now to join us for another inspiring and exciting week "on the mountain."