Dr. Joan Hillsman’s September Calendar of Events “Gospel Music Heritage Month”

Plan activities and attend events!  Winter is just around the corner, so Fall into some Activities-

The Entire Month of September is “Gospel Music Heritage Month” Plan activities to celebrate and share with the community!

September 8– Saturday! 2PM-4:30 PM, at Beachamp Library, Salina and Colvin St.,  Dr. Joan Hillsman and The Syracuse Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (SGMWA), will present the History of Gospel Music in song. Excerpts from her book, “Gospel Music: An African American Art Form (Friesen Press) will be demonstrated.  A special presentation of participants in the Harriet Tubman Essay Contest will be a part of this celebration  (Contact Dr. Hillsman for immediate information).   (315-373-0805-phone)

September Registration for Music Lessons by Dr. Joan Hillsman is in session now by calling 315-373-0805. Space is Limited! Enroll Now! All Ages!
Email: jhillsman@twcny.rr.com, Phone 315-373-0805

October 6, 2018- A City-Wide Church Music Ministry Workshop –

Presented by JHMN in Collaboration with Bethany
Baptist Church, Rev. Phil Turner, Pastor, 149 Beattie St.-Syracuse.


(Emergency location: If there is an emergency due to funeral etc.) The Event will be moved to Friday Night, Oct.5th, 6-8PM in the Lower auditorium at Bethany. If this should occur, you will be notified via social media.   SEE YOU Sat., October 6th

Time: 9 AM – 2PM (Continental Breakfast at 8:30 AM

Class Sessions at 9AM will include topics on Effective Music Ministry in Worship, Vocal and Instrumental Techniques, Use of  Technology – Microphones, New/Old Music, Music In the Scriptures, Choir Decorum, Contemporary Trends in Worship, The History of Satan: Keeping the Devil Out…and More.

Free Music Packets will be given out to take along with you to share.


*Syracuse Chapter GMWA is recruiting singers, Supporters and musicians, contact Dr. Hillsman

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