Celebrating Paul Bouman

Composer Paul Bouman will turn 100 on August 26, 2018. In a century he has certainly built a legacy, particularly in Lutheran church music. In 2015 the Center for Church Music produced an interview with Bouman (led by another MorningStar composer, Michael Costello), providing a great resource in getting to know the composer quite well… Read More Celebrating Paul Bouman

Featuring Allen Shawn

We’ve been noticing some great videos of Allen Shawn’s work lately, and thought it was about time we did a featured post on the composer, pianist, educator, and author! Read on to learn a bit about Shawn, and definitely check out the videos below to hear his work, listen to an interview, and watch a… Read More Featuring Allen Shawn

Getting Ready for NPM

We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the upcoming National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) conference in Baltimore in just a few short weeks! From July 9-13, MorningStar & E. C. Schirmer will have a booth at the event, and partner with NPM to present several sessions that are great… Read More Getting Ready for NPM

Getting Ready for AGO

We go to a lot of conferences each year, but few stir as much excitement and preparation from us as the biennial national conference of The American Guild of Organists. We have several performances and sessions coming up at this year’s AGO that we don’t want you to miss! Check out our full schedule below.… Read More Getting Ready for AGO

Everyone Sang: Artist Notes

We’re so thrilled to release David Conte’s 2-disc vocal album Everyone Sang, on the Arsis label, a project which has been several years in the making. The performers on this album are all very accomplished, so we wanted to make this post to give them all a shout-out and share their bios. [In order of… Read More Everyone Sang: Artist Notes

Getting Ready for NATS

The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is one of the newer conferences we’ve added to our summer rounds, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! This year we’re particularly looking forward to hosting a showcase of Juliana Hall’s music, performed by soprano Amy Petrongelli and pianist Blair Salter, at the conference in… Read More Getting Ready for NATS

Invitation: St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology and the Arts

Guest post by Mark Stover, Conference Coordinator and Lisa Brown, Conference Administrator. The St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology and the Arts offers professional development, spiritual nourishment and networking opportunities for persons engaged in congregational ministry. The conference is offered in partnership with MorningStarMusic Publishers. Are you in need of spiritual refreshment? Do you want… Read More Invitation: St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology and the Arts