When Singing is Silenced: Addressing Anxiety

Webinar: June 24, 2020; 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT. Zoom Gathering for Participants: July 1, 2020; 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT.

What are we to do during when we can’t gather and make music during this time?

Musicians are facing particular circumstances that increase the stress of Safe Distancing, not experienced by the general public. This is because making music is far more than a vocation or even a passionate avocation. Music brings health to our souls; it expresses the deep longings of our spirits; it carries thoughts and feelings that are beyond words. What then are we to do in this time of separation, when we can’t make music together? These and related matters will form the content of a webinar to be hosted by Music, Liturgy, and the Arts on Wednesday, June 24 at 3:00pm EDT. The event will feature the Rev. Dr. William Bradley Roberts and Mr. David Hoover. A follow-up zoom gathering at 3:00pm EDT on Wednesday, July 1 will give participants an opportunity to ask questions.

The Rev. William Bradley Roberts, DMA, is Professor Emeritus of Church Music at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria.  Bill is a composer of choral music with works published by Augsburg-Fortress, Church Publishing, GIA, Paraclete, St. James Music Press and Selah. He authored a book Music and Vital Congregations, published by Church Publishing. Dr. Roberts presents frequently choral workshops. He teaches classes in the contemplative life and is a spiritual director.

David Hoover is a psycho therapist and spiritual director in private practice living in Richmond. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and addictions. He is a licensed clinical social worker and has a Masters of Divinity Degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He grew up a Methodist and has been an Episcopalian for over 40 years. 

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