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Pender’s Joy of Singing

Joy of Singing and Pender's Sacred Music Session


JOIN PENDER’S MUSIC CO. THIS SUMMER FOR JOY OF SINGING, JOY OF WORSHIP, AND PENDER’S CHURCH MUSIC SESSIONS

Lewisville Convention Center at the Hilton Garden Inn
785 SH 121 • Lewisville, TX 75067
Friday, July 7 – Saturday, July 8
Graduate credit offered.*


2017 EVENT SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION:

Friday, July 7

The Joy of Singing: Middle/High School Choir & Movement
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Courtesy of Hal Leonard: the most popular reading session in the nation. It’s the best of the best for school choirs. 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, SAB, and SATB music and movement for middle school and high school groups. PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions**
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Mac Huff, Greg Gilpin, Roger Emerson, Cristi Miller
REGISTER FOR JOY OF SINGING: MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL NOW

The Joy of Singing: Elementary Choir Music & Movement
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Classroom materials and beginning choir music featuring nationally known composers and arrangers. Unison, 2-Part and 3-Part Mixed music and movement for young, developing choirs. PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions**
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Mac Huff, Greg Gilpin, Roger Emerson, Cristi Miller
REGISTER FOR JOY OF SINGING: ELEMENTARY NOW


Saturday, July 8

The Joy of Singing: Classroom Resources
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Collections, activities, movement and musicals for the general music classroom
PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions**

Clinicians: John Jacobson, Roger Emerson, Cristi Miller, Greg Gilpin
REGISTER FOR JOY OF SINGING: CLASSROOM RESOURCES NOW

Joy of Worship & Pender’s Sacred Choral Session (presented together)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Hal Leonard Joy of Worship presents choral music in a variety of voicings for every sacred setting. Varying from traditional to contemporary worship styles, this session provides a multitude of choral resources for beautifying your worship. Something for every church!

Pender’s Sacred Choral Session is a multi-publisher church choral music reading session including music from Lorenz, Hope, Alfred, and Soundforth.

Clinicians: Joseph Martin, Brad Nix, Heather Sorenson, Bradley Ellingboe, and Patti Drennan
REGISTER FOR JOY OF WORSHIP/PENDER’S SACRED NOW


All Attendees Receive:

  • Morning coffee & light lunch
  • Complimentary music packets***
  • 10% discount on all items purchased at workshop
    ***Music packets of most of the music presented. Prices and workshop details subject to change.

JOY OF SINGING HOTELS:

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Lewisville (workshop site)
785 SH 121 Bypass | Lewisville TX 75067
972-459-4600
Rate: $129/night
Group Code: PENDB
Booking Deadline: June 14
Book online now

Joy of Singing sessions feature new music from: Hal Leonard | Shawnee Press | Boosey & Hawkes | G. Schirmer Caldwell & Ivory | DeHaske | Fred Bock Music Company | Pavane Publishing

VanderCook College of Music
*VanderCook College of Music will allow attendees of Joy of Singing 1 hour of graduate credit. To be eligible, a student must have a degree in a music-related discipline. Any exceptions must be approved directly by VanderCook College of Music. To earn the credit, a student must attend two full days of Joy of Singing workshops. Students must also complete and submit the assigned project within two weeks after the completion of workshops: a lesson plan for at least one selected choral piece from the Joy of Singing workshops that you attend. A template will be provided for the lesson plan. Tuition: $320, due in full with VanderCook College of Music registration. Get more information here or contact Patrick Benson, Director of Continuing and Online Education at pbenson@vandercook.edu or 312-788-1139.

**Spotlight topic sessions are 30-minute “mini-clinics” by presenters on a topic relevant to the age group focused on that day.

Those categories with “movement” specified will have John Jacobson choreography demonstrations integrated into the session, as time allows. Access to John Jacobson choreography videos and notes for 20 new songs is included in the registration fee for all school sessions.

OKC Sacred Choral Reading Session January 2017

Sacred Choral Reading Session January 2017

To Register: Call  (800) 772-8405

Come join one of our favorite clinicians, Patti Drennan, for a Mixed-Publisher Reading Session. Pender’s Music Co. will present new Spring & Easter choral music from various publishers including Alfred, Beckenhorst, Hal Leonard, Hope, Lorenz, and Shawnee. Expand the fellowship by participating with up to four members of your congregation (example: director plus three). Registration includes complimentary music packet and morning refreshments.

Music on display will include: choral anthems, children’s books, piano, piano/organ, Easter cantatas, vocal solos & duets, organ, handbells.

January 7, 2017

Messiah Lutheran Church
3600 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Cost:
$10.00 per person
Limit 4 per church (example: director plus 3)

Schedule:
8:30 Registration (coffee and donuts)
9:00 Session begins
10:45 Break (refreshments)
11:00 Session Continues
12:30 Session ends

To Register: Call John Staton at (800) 772-8405 or e-mail John at jstaton@penders.com

Piano Workshop

Hal Leonard Piano Workshop Phillip Keveren Tour

Join Pender’s at the Phillip Keveren Piano Workshop

Pender’s Music Co. is proud to sponsor this special event. RSVP before July 22 to reserve your spot at this Hal Leonard Piano Workshop with Phillip Keveren! Phillip’s successful keyboard series has grown to a collection of more than eighty books full of arrangements for every level of pianist. At this workshop, Phillip will introduce new music and showcase recent additions to the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library. Every attendee will receive free music and special discounts.

The workshop will be held on July 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Dance Institute of Dallas. To RSVP, contact Carol Wilbur at 972-818-1333 or cwilbur@penders.com.

We hope to see you there!

 

Church Choral Reading Session Summer 2016

Anticipate the Changing Seasons with New Fall and Christmas Choral Music

Brad Nix

Brad Nix

Join us in fellowship as Pender’s Music Co. and Hal Leonard proudly present new fall and Christmas choral anthems from the purveyors of some of the finest sheet music available. Brad Nix, a widely published composer and consulting editor for Shawnee Press, will conduct the session. Register now to participate, with up to four members of your congregation. Registration includes complimentary music packet of most music presented, and refreshments.


Church Choral Reading Session Summer 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Quail Springs United Methodist Church

14617 N. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Schedule:
8:30 Registration, Coffee and Donuts
9:00 Session Begins
10:30 Break, Refreshments
11:00 Session Continues
12:30 Session Over

Cost: $10 per person, includes music packet
Limit 4 per church (example: director plus 3)

TO REGISTER: Call John Staton at (405) 842-7825 or (800) 772-8405, or
e-mail John at jstaton@penders.com

Music on display for sale will include:
Choral anthems • Children’s books • Piano • Piano/organ • Organ • Christmas cantatas • Vocal solos and duets • Handbells

Join Us for Pender’s Sing-a-bration 2016

Sing-a-bration 2016

Pender’s Joy of Singing choral workshop features more clinicians than any other Joy of Singing workshop in the nation!

JOIN US THIS SUMMER
Lewisville Convention Center at the Hilton Garden Inn
785 SH 121 • Lewisville, TX 75067
Thursday, July 7 – Saturday, July 9

ONLINE ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. On-site registration will be available. Please arrive by 8:30 am to register at the door.

Complete Session Packages:

Elementary/Developing Choir Package $165 Includes:
Pender’s Sing-a-bration: Elementary/Developing Choir Music
Hal Leonard The Joy of Singing:
Elementary/Developing Choir Music & Movement
Classroom Music & Movement

2016 Middle/High School Choir Package $110 Includes:
Pender’s Sing-a-bration: HS/MS Choir Music & Movement
Hal Leonard The Joy of Singing: HS/MS Choir Music & Movement

Joy of Worship & Pender’s Sacred Choral Session Package $55 Includes:
Hal Leonard Joy of Worship
Pender’s Sacred Choral Session

NEW! Graduate credit now offered. Learn more.*


PENDER’S SING-A-BRATION 2016 EVENT SCHEDULE:

Thursday, July 7

The Joy of Singing: Middle/High School Choir & Movement
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Courtesy of Hal Leonard: the most popular reading session in the nation. It’s the best of the best for school choirs. 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, SAB, and SATB music for middle school and high school groups. PLUS: 3 spotlight topic sessions
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Cristi Miller, Mark Brymer, Mac Huff, Greg Gilpin

Sing-a-bration: Elementary/Developing Choir Music
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
An elementary multi-level reading session, presenting music from Alfred Publishing, Shawnee Press and Heritage Music Press.
Clinicians: Andy Beck, Patti Drennan, Greg Gilpin


Friday, July 8

The Joy of Singing: Elementary/Developing Choir Music & Movement
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Classroom materials and beginning choir music featuring five nationally known composers and arrangers.Unison and 2-Part music for beginning choirs. PLUS: 3 spotlight topic sessions
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Cristi Miller, Mark Brymer, Mac Huff, Greg Gilpin

Sing-a-bration: Middle/High School Choir Music
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
A middle/high school multi-level reading session, presenting music from Alfred Publishing, Shawnee Press, and Heritage Music Press.
Clinicians: Andy Beck, Patti Drennan, Greg Gilpin


Saturday, July 9

The Joy of Singing: Classroom Music & Movement
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Collections, activities, movement and musicals for the general music classroom
PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions

Clinicians: John Jacobson, Sharon Burch, Cristi Miller

Joy of Worship & Pender’s Sacred Choral Session (presented together)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Hal Leonard Joy of Worship: review the best new church chorals for adult choirs. Joy of Worship presents music for all types of worship from traditional to contemporary in a variety of voicings. Something for every church!
Joy of Worship Clinicians: Heather Sorenson, Allan Petker, John Purifoy

Pender’s Sacred Choral Session is a multi-publisher church choral music reading session including music from Lorenz, Hope, Alfred, and Soundforth.
Pender’s Sacred Choral Clinician: Patti Drennan


All Attendees Receive:

  • Morning coffee & light lunch
  • Complimentary music packets*
  • 10% discount on all items purchased at workshop
    *Music packets of most of the music presented. Prices and workshop details subject to change.

SING-A-BRATION HOTELS:

Hilton Garden Inn (workshop site)
785 SH 121 Bypass | Lewisville TX 75067
972-459-4600
Rate: $126/night Thurs-Sat
Group Code: PEND1
Booking Deadline: May 30

Hampton Inn & Suites
2650 Lake Vista Dr | Lewisville TX 75067
972-315-3200
Rate: $99/night Thurs-Sat
Group Code: PDM
Booking Deadline: June 22

Joy of Singing sessions feature new music from: Hal Leonard | Shawnee Press | Boosey & Hawkes | G. Schirmer Caldwell & Ivory | DeHaske | Fred Bock Music Company | Pavane Publishing

VanderCook College of Music
*VanderCook College of Music will allow attendees of Sing-a-bration 1 hour of graduate credit when they attend any 2 full days of the sessions offered and submit a lesson plan assignment. To receive the credit, attendees must register and pay an additional $320 to VanderCook College of Music. Additional information and registration forms may be found here.

Sing-a-bration 2015

Join Us: Lewisville Convention Center at the Hilton Garden Inn
785 SH 121 • Lewisville, TX 75067
Thursday, July 9 thru Saturday, July 11

ONLINE ADVANCE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT JULY 6
On-site registration is available. Please arrive by 8:30 am to register at the door.

Full workshop includes Sing-a-bration, Joy of Singing, and John Jacobson Choreography
Order Full Elementary Workshop Now | Order Full Secondary Workshop Now

Pender’s Sing-a-bration Thursday, July 9 
This multi-level reading session, representing music from Alfred Publishing, Shawnee Press and Heritage Music Press, is divided into two tracks, each with separate rotations, locations and online registrations.
Elementary: General Music & Beginning Choir $55 Order Now
Secondary: Middle School, High School, Beyond $55 Order Now

Sing-a-bration Clinicians

CLINICIANS: Greg Gilpin, Shawnee Press; Andy Beck, Alfred Music Publishing; Douglas Wagner, Heritage Music Press

Hal Leonard Joy of Singing Friday, July 10 
Courtesy of Hal Leonard: The most popular reading session in the nation, now in two tracks! It’s the best of the best for school choirs. Attend the Elementary session, which will include Classroom Materials and Beginning Choir Music or the Middle School/High School session—both with all five nationally known composers and arrangers.
Elementary: Classroom & Beginning Choir $55 Order Now
Secondary: Middle School, High School, Beyond $55 Order Now

Joy of Singing Clinicians

CLINICIANS: Laura Farnell, Rollo Dilworth, John Jacobson, Roger Emerson, Mac Huff

Joy of Worship & 
Pender’s Sacred Choral Session Saturday, July 11 
(These two sessions are presented together)
Review the best new church chorals for adult choir $55 Order Now

Joy of Worship Clinicians

CLINICIANS: Joseph Martin, Brad Nix, Patti Drennan, Pepper Choplin

Hal Leonard John Jacobson Workshop Saturday, July 11 
This fun, fast-paced motivational session is designed for choral music teachers at all levels and their students. Enjoy John’s humor, enthusiasm and energy as you learn full staging for up to 20 songs, and get ideas for an additional 20. Not only that, join special guest Laura Farnell for even more songs and ideas. Includes free DVD download, music packet and choreography notes.
Music teachers at all levels $60 Order Now
Student (no music packet) $50 Order Now

Hal Leonard John Jacobson Workshop

CLINICIANS: John Jacobson and Laura Farnell

ALL ATTENDEES RECEIVE:
Morning coffee & light lunch
Complimentary music packets*
10% discount on all items purchased at workshop
*Music packets of most of the music presented. Prices and workshop details subject to change.

Registration opens April 1 for Sing-a-bration 2015

SING-A-BRATION HOTELS:
Hilton Garden Inn (workshop site)
785 SH 121 Bypass | Lewisville TX 75067
972-459-4600
Rate: $124 per night Thurs-Sat*
Hampton Inn & Suites
2650 Lake Vista Dr | Lewisville TX 75067
972-315-3200
Rate: $89 per night Thurs-Sat*

*Discounted rate with group code “PENDER.” 
Wednesday reservations are $10 more. Deadline to book with special room rate is June 22, 2015.

AGO Region VII Convention

Meeting and helping our customers, one-on-one, is one of the things that we enjoy doing most, and while it would be great if all of our customers had a chance to visit with us in our stores, we know that it’s just not always possible. Therefore, we rely on conventions and workshops to provide us with the opportunity to “be there for you” in person when we can.

Next month is the American Guild of Organists Region VII Convention in Oklahoma City. It’s being held downtown at the Skirvin Hilton, and includes concerts, workshops, a hymn festival, recitals and more.  Here is a Convention Program. Join Us!

Title: AGO Region VII Convention
Location: Skirvin Hilton Hotel – Oklahoma City
Description: More than 200 organists, choir directors and church musicians from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana are expected to attend this regional event.

Exhibits:

Sunday, June 12: 2pm – 6pm/10pm – Midnight
Monday, June 13: 5pm – 6:30pm/9:30pm – Midnight
Tuesday, June 14: 4:30pm – 6:45pm/9pm – Midnight
Wednesday, June 15: 10:30am – 1pm

Pender’s Music Co. will be displaying at this event. The Exhibits will be located in the Centennial Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Skirvin Hotel. See you there!
Start Date: 2011-06-12
End Date: 2011-06-15

New for YOU! Joy of Singing in two tracks!

New for YOU!

Joy of Singing ELEMENTARY -and- MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL @ Sing-a-bration 2011!

For the first time ever, Hal Leonard’s very popular Joy of Singing session will be offered in two tracks during our Sing-a-bration weekend of choral workshops. By popular demand, we worked closely with our publisher partner in creating a schedule that allows us to have two Joy of Singing sessions running concurrently with each other. The sessions are scheduled for Friday, July 15th, from 9am to 4pm @ the Lewisville Convention Center.

The Elementary session will be led by clinicians Roger Emerson, John Jacobson, Mac Huff, and Cristi Cary Miller. Hal Leonard’s Classroom Reading material, which in the past has been scheduled as a separate event, will be incorporated throughout the day. In addition to the classroom reading, Joy of Singing Elementary will feature musicals, collections, classroom resources, octavos and more.

Joy of Singing for Middle School/High School will include octavos, medleys, large works and other choral resources. Clinicians scheduled are Roger Emerson, Mac Huff, John Jacobson, and Denise Eaton (Spring, TX).

Online registrations for all of our Sing-a-bration choral reading workshops has begun, and the full schedule, pricing information, lodging options and more are available by clicking on the Sing-a-bration logo, located here, or on our main website, http://www.penders.com/.

Spend your weekend with us!

Sing-a-bration 2011

July 14th through 16th

Lewisville Convention Center – Lewisville, TX.

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Sing-a-bration Elementary – Thursday, July 14th – 9am to 4pm

Sing-a-bration Secondary – Thursday, July 14th – 9am to 4pm

Joy of Singing Elementary – Friday, July 15th – 9am to 4pm

Joy of Singing Middle School/High School – Friday, July 15th – 9am to 4pm

John Jacobson Choreography Workshop – Saturday, July 16th – 9am to 4pm

Joy of Worship – Saturday, July 16th, 9am to 4pm

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Choral Cache Thursdays, the series, will post to www.pendersbuzz.com a couple of times a month, with information from our staff, our publisher partners, guest bloggers and more. Come back to this site, or access it from our main Home Page, to find out the latest buzz!

Sing-a-bration is Makin’ a Move!

Exciting, important announcement! The Pender’s Music Company summer choral event, Sing-a-bration, is MOVING! That’s right. Our weekend of workshops that has been held in Grapevine for the last several years is getting a new home, and we’re all pretty excited about it around here, so we wanted to get the word out early to all of you.

We’re moving to Lewisville, TX to the Lewisville Convention Center, aka The Hilton Garden Inn. The dates for 2011 are from Thursday, July 14th through Saturday, July 16th. All workshops, each day (and the Pender’s on-site store), will be held in the convention center meeting space, which is attached to the Hilton Garden Inn. This facility is conveniently located at Exit 447B of Interstate I-35, near the intersection of I-35 and State Highway 121.

We have many reasons to be excited about moving to Lewisville and the Hilton Garden Inn:

  • There is more than enough meeting space for all of our workshops (and the Pender’s store). We’ll all be under ONE roof, for the duration of the event.
  • The Hilton Garden Inn is only three years old. It’s a beautiful hotel, is carpeted throughout, etc. The convention space is attached to the hotel, and can be accessed through an inside corridor near the main lobby, or through its separate main entrance that is adjacent to a huge parking area (free). There will be plenty of room for everyone.
  • In addition to the Hilton Garden Inn, there are several great hotels in the area, and we’ve set aside room blocks at three others, with very reasonable room rates, beginning at $79 per night.
  • The larger meeting space(s) allow us more flexibility in scheduling, and what we’re able to offer each of you. We’ve listened to your feedback, and we have some wonderful plans in store (more on that in a bit).
  • All food and beverage will be catered through the Hilton Garden Inn, which means that the hotel’s catering/convention staff will be there for us, the entire time.
  • We will have a completely separate area set up for lunch, at round tables – and if the weather is good, we may even dine out alfresco, on the Tuscany Garden Patio, with its covered pavilion and fountain.
  • Free wireless internet throughout the meeting space.
  • The Lewisville Convention Center is just minutes from Vista Ridge Mall, many other shopping areas, dozens of restaurants, etc. With Lewisville Lake, golf courses and more, there’s something in the area for everyone.

The NEW Schedule

Thursday, July 14th (9am to 4pm)

The first day remains our traditional Sing-a-bration day – Multi-Publisher workshops, in two tracks – Elementary and Secondary — with Andy Beck (Alfred Publishing Co.), Mary Lynn Lightfoot (Heritage Music Press), and Greg Gilpin (Shawnee Press).

Friday, July 15th (9am to 4pm)

For Day Two, we have something NEW! Yes, it’s still Hal Leonard’s popular Joy of Singing (not to worry), but for the first time ever, this day will ALSO be in two tracks – Choose Elementary or Middle School/High School. The Elementary track WILL include Classroom Reading with Cristi Cary Miller. The other featured clinicians from Hal Leonard, for both tracks, are Roger Emerson, Mac Huff and John Jacobson. We also welcome Denise Eaton for the first time, to round out the Middle School/High School slate of presenters.

Saturday, July 16th (9am to 4pm)

On Day Three, there will be two different workshops, running concurrently – the ever-popular John Jacobson Choreography and Reading session, as well as a full day of Joy of Worship, our church session.

Half of the church session will be presented by Hal Leonard and their affiliated publishers (Brookfield Press, Daybreak Music, Integrity, Fred Bock, and more); the other half will be our Multi-Publisher offerings (Alfred, Beckenhorst, Lorenz, Roger Dean, Shawnee Press, and others). Our clinicians for Joy of Worship will include Joseph Martin and Mary McDonald.

Hotel Information

Here is the information regarding the blocks of rooms that we have set aside for Singabration. Please use the appropriate Group Codes, etc, in order to receive the correct rate.

Hilton Garden Inn (Lewisville Conv Ctr)
785 SH 121
972-459-4600
$129 Group Code PENDER

Hampton Inn & Suites
2650 Lake Vista Dr
972-315-3200
$99 Group Code: PEN

Courtyard Marriott
2701 Lake Vista Drive
972-316-3100
$89 Group Code: Singabration

Comfort Suites
755A Vista Ridge Mall Dr
(972) 315-6464
$79 *Mention Pender’s Music Co.

Oklahoma Horn Day

It’s Wednesday — Midweek Newspeak for Band and Instrumental @ Pender’s Music Co.! As we begin 2011, we also begin a new initiative — The Pender’s Buzz — an added way in bringing content, resources, teaching tidbits & strategies, social media and more to our loyal customers. Today, we look to our Oklahoma City store for inspiration…

The University of Oklahoma’s Horn Studio hosts an annual workshop each year for horn players of all ages. While Oklahoma Horn Day is filled with Masterclasses and sessions that are led by artist/faculty from various Oklahoma universities, the day is always centered on a featured Guest Artist. This year’s guest is Julie Landsman, long-time principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (a position she held from 1985 to 2010). She was born in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of the Julliard School, where she studied with James Chambers.

Topics for middle school will include classes on Horn Basics (Horn 101), and how to start developing technique. High School sessions will concentrate on solo masterclasses in preparation for State Solo & Ensemble Contest. Collegiate and Adult performers will be able to participate in masterclasses that cover solo literature and orchestral excerpts. There will be numerous opportunities for both individual playing as well as ensemble performance.

Anectdotally, Landsman’s Met audition was documented in the last chapter of the national bestseller Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell.

What: Oklahoma Horn Day 2011
Who: Masterclass with Julie Landsman, Horn
When: Saturday, February 19th, 2011
Where: Oklahoma University Music Department
How: Register in advance or at-the-door. Registration fee is $10.00 per person.

Midweek Newspeak for Band and Instrumental, the series, will post to www.pendersbuzz.com a couple of times a month, with information from our staff, our publisher partners, guest bloggers and more. Come back to this site, or access it from our main Home Page, to find out the latest buzz!