5 Inspirational Ideas From Faith-Based Music Conferences

By Stephanie Davis Smith, December 8, 2016

The planners behind these faith-based music conferences were aiming to inspire musicians, but they offered us some golden nuggets along the way!

Festival of Faith and Music

What: A biennial gathering of musicians, critics, journalists, artists and listeners
When and Where: March 30-April 1, 2017; Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Idea to Steal: Gig Track, a popular series at FFM of intimate performances and conversations with selected artists, runs concurrently with the festival workshops.

 

AbbeyFest

What: A full-day outdoor Catholic faith, music and family festival with almost 3,000 attendees
When and Where: Sept. 24, 2016; Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Pa.
Idea to Steal: AbbeyFest QuietZone was new to the event in 2016. It’s an area for the conference’s guests with sensory challenges.

 

Spring Into Praise 2016 Music Conference

What: Two-day event that gathers church music and praise leaders for networking, collective learning, and sharing of music strategies and fundamentals
When and Where: April 29-30, 2016; Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Atlanta
Idea to Steal: Each year, a mass choir of vocalists from multiple churches in attendance performs covers of songs from a variety of genres for the group. It serves as a catalyst for each choir to better serve its local church.

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