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Montreat Conferences on Worship and Music

Montreat Conferences on Worship and Music. The forming of the Montreat Conferences began in 1952 with James R. Sydnor*’s letter to the General Council of the Presbyterian Church, US, (PCUS) which in part reads: we have not thus far as a denomination made any serious effort to discover the exact state of music in our Church, or to outline some sensible goals, or to map out a practical strategy for church-wide development of this important phase of the Church's life.  Almost every other department of the local church receives some guidance on the denominational level.  However, church musicians, especially in smaller churches, do not have any group or office to which to turn for advice and...

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