Percussion in Worship
Come join the co-author of “All Hands In: Drumming the Biblical Narrative” in a hands-on workshop on how to use percussion creatively in worship. Topics will include basic drumming skills, drumming biblical narratives, percussion with scripture, and percussion with prayer. Whether you’re in a liturgically free tradition like Baptist/United Methodist or work within the Mass, these ideas can help enliven your worship and open up new leadership opportunities within your music ministry. No Prior Drumming Experience Required.
Brian is an inspiring song-leader equally comfortable leading an acapella singing of “It Is Well” as he is drumming and dancing to “Sizohamba Naye.” Experienced using a variety of genres and instrumentations, he has lead worship for Baptists, Roman Catholics, United Methodists, Presbyterians, and many more across the U.S. and Canada. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Wingate University, his Master of Sacred Music from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, and is certified in children’s church music (K-12) by Choristers Guild. He has articles published on sacred music and congregational song in multiple journals and co-authored the book All Hands In: Drumming the Biblical Narrative, published by Choristers Guild. While working for The Hymn Society as the Director of The Center for Congregational Song, he is also adjunct professor of church music at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina and Associate Director of Contemporary Music at the Cathedral of Mary our Queen in Baltimore, MD. Brian lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife, Eve, and son, Jakob.