Ministering through Music

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¡Cantemos Amén!

a resource for all who serve God’s call through music

Presented by GIA Publications, Inc.

Sing Amen is a communal online media project from GIA Publications, Inc. Our goal is to connect with liturgical musicians everywhere;  together we will share wisdom, find out where we feel lost and where we feel solid, discover places we can reach out to each other, and more.

Sing Amen will currently feature three contributing bloggers: Jennifer Kerr Budziak, Marilyn Biery, and Peter Kolar. Each on their own page will focus on their particular area of expertise in liturgical music.

The site will feature blog posts, audio podcasts, video resources, and a helpful and active community to help answer questions you may have.

So come in and join us, and let the people Sing Amen!

Ministering Through Music

with Jennifer Kerr Budziak

Ministering through Music will focus on connecting and educating those who serve in the roles of liturgical music directors and vocalists. This blog will feature frequently updating podcasts and a broad variety of posts that will be sure to inspire and teach.

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Sing Amen! The Podcast

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Ministering through Music Podcast

Keyboard to Keyboard

with Marilyn Biery

It is with great excitement that I invite you to explore Keyboard to Keyboard, GIA’s new resource for keyboard players. Whether you are a pianist who is looking for guidance on how to play the organ or an organist who would like to hone your skills, I say WELCOME!

Each blog entry will feature various aspects of organ playing and will include perspectives from church musicians, articles about organ construction and registration, videos on organ techniques, and online and print resources.

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Visit Sing Amen! Keyboard to Keyboard

¡Cantemos Amén!

with Peter Kolar

¡Cantemos Amén! explores the many facets of Hispanic music ministry. From repertoire to liturgical practices and application, this blog breaks open important topics so that those engaged in this ministry can benefit from pastoral insights and experience.

Peter Kolar is Editor for Spanish and Bilingual Resources at GIA Publications, Inc. A respected bilingual composer, pianist, author and speaker, Peter currently serves as the Director of the Diocesan Choir in El Paso, Texas and is a member of the board of directors for the Southwest Liturgical Conference. On Sundays, he participates as a member of the singing faithful with his family in the pews.

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Multi-Generational Music Ministry

Multi-Generational Music Ministry

On Thursday morning at the NPM Convention in Raleigh, NC, I was privileged to sit on a panel with some really wise and insightful people; the topic was multi-generational music ministry, and how it could work in our various parish situations. Probably the...

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Dancing with Buxtehude

Dancing with Buxtehude

Three years ago I was lucky enough to go on a tour of Germany with a group of organ enthusiasts. The theme was “In the footsteps of Bach,” and we visited many of the churches and towns where J.S. Bach served, or that were significant to his life. Our first stop was...

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50-50… What Makes a Liturgy Bilingual?

50-50… What Makes a Liturgy Bilingual?

Welcome back! Bienvenidos de nuevo a ¡Cantemos Amén! I saw a post awhile back on a pastoral musicians’ forum that caught my eye. Music directors were responding to a question posed by a colleague about how much English versus Spanish there should be in a bilingual...

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Body Mapping for Music Ministers

By: Bridget Jankowski

Handbook for Cantors

By: Diana Kodner Gokce

The Cantor's Art

Compiled By: Jennifer Kerr Budziak

Show by Your Life

By: Lori True

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Cry Out with Joy

By: Multiple Contributors

As Nighttime Falls

By: Ian Callanan

One in Love and Peace

By: Bob Moore

Of Womb and Tomb

Edited by: Kate Williams

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Why Do We Sing?

By: Diana Kodner Gokce

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