Music During a Time of Quarantine, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago we invited some of our colleagues to tell us how they are making music during this time of quarantine. In this post you can hear them for yourselves.

Josh Brown is the Administrator Coordinator for Lifelong Learning at VTS. In addition he is the Director of Music and Choir Director at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Falls Church, Virginia.

Martha Burford is the Minister of Music at Grace Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia. She is a composer and a workshop leader.

The Rev. Sarah Howell-Miller is the Music and Worship Coordinator at Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Dr. Ben Keseley is Minister of Music at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia, and served as the Interim Professor of Church Music at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Mike Milam is Interim Director of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to his duties at church he is also serves as Music Specialist at two elementary schools in Roanoke.

Jessica Nelson is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi. She is also a composer and is the Director of the Mississippi Conference on Church Music and Liturgy which has held each summer since 1976.

Michael Smith is Minister of Music at St. Thomas, Whitemarsh, Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia.

In addition to these videos you can also find more information about platforms and software used here.

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