The 2022 Church Music Institute (CMI) welcomed 23 participants from seven states and the District of Columbia during its two-week run in June. Event highlights included technique and repertoire presentations by guest clinicians, handbell sessions, roundtable discussions on topics ranging from spirituality to global music to the impact of the pandemic, worship services created by the students, an observance of Juneteenth and evening programs at churches in Winchester, Berryville and Upperville.
“After a two-year break it felt wonderful to be back in person,” said CMI Director and Adjunct Associate Professor of Organ Wayne L. Wold, ’07, D.M.A. “Four students were able to complete their requirements for a Church Music Certificate and others began their study in the three-year program. Church Music is central to SU’s history and ongoing mission, and the Church Music Institute is the embodiment of this legacy.”
Plans are already underway for CMI in 2023. Visit su.edu/cmi to learn more.