A Time to Study and Renew

Kingwood United Methodist Church Choir Room

Starting a new position May 1, 2019 as Director of Music at Kingwood United Methodist Church has been fun and exciting. The staff, congregation and the ensembles have been warm and friendly to me. And, it’s been an easier time starting at the end of a year, too, with a few less ensembles to meet. It’s allowed me a moment to study and understand the next steps our music ministry needs to take.

However, there has been a daily challenge . . . walking past an amazing rehearsal space and seeing it empty. I will freely admit, I’m ready for Chancel Choir rehearsals to resume on August 14!

Prepping for the Goodall REQUIEM.

It’s been a productive time. In addition to meeting and prepping the various music ministry choirs and teams for the Fall, I’ve been working on studying and learning the score for our major work in the Fall, Requiem: Eternal Light by Howard Goodall. And, I’ve been attempting to get the weekly anthems planned out, too. There’s much work yet to be done.

Now, it’s time for me. In the midst of this study and preparation, I’ll be leaving today to attend the Texas Choral Director’s Association Convention in San Antonio. I haven’t been in years and it will be a time to check out new music, attend some helpful workshops and see some old friends. And, I hope to be able to do some extra prep work on some of the many items on my to do list that require my attention.

It’s good to study and renew. I’m really looking forward to it.

Soli Deo Gloria,



Published by Matt

Creative Arts developer, planner, husband, and father. I direct choirs, make graphic art, and film, photograph and work daily to foster an experience with the Holy.

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