On October 26-27, 2015, the Center for Liturgy and Music hosted a Raising the Song Symposium on the Virginia Theological Seminary campus. Thirteen musicians from across the country participated in a two-day intensive experience on how to revitalize and enrich congregational singing. Participants worked with acclaimed artists and clinicians Alice Parker, Ysaye Barnwell, and Marilyn Haskel.
In October of 2016, participants returned to the VTS campus to bring projects on which they had been working since the 2015 symposium. As with the 2015 symposium, the 2016 gathering featured a Community Sing on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Immanuel Chapel.