Course Description for Congregational Song
Description: This course is a survey of the history, theology, and practice of congregational songs from Western and non-Western traditions. Special attention will be given to recent developments in congregational song practices in the United States and around the world by analyzing resources such as hymnals, songbooks, collections, and online databases. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the theology of song texts, be able to teach and lead different styles of song in various congregational contexts, and have learned strategies and tools for selecting congregational song appropriate to each student’s worship and faith tradition.
Availability: Every other year