Our ALLEGRO TRADITIONAL MUSIC CONFERENCE will be held on Friday August 2nd and Saturday August 3rd, 2019 Located at the Graceway Church in Leesburg, FL
Our choral reading sessions will be held by Mary McDonald with Lorenz; Joseph Martin with Shawnee Press; Joel Raney with Hope Publishing; Mark Cabaniss with Alfred/Jubilate and a Multi Publisher sessions featuring Beckenhorst, Morningstar and Brentwood.
Kempke's Music will have an on-site music display of organ music, piano, handbell and choral for your perusal and purchase.
An extra 5% discount will be offered to all registrants for the purchase of quantities of their choral purchases from the packets.
Included in the $49.00 registration fee are the music packets for you to take back to your church, coffee& donuts, lunch, and an extra 5% choral discount on top of your everyday discount.
Allegro will be held at the
10200 Morningside Dr, Leesburg, FL 34788
(Please mention Kempke's Allegro Music Conference for your negotiated rate)
|Friday August 3rd, 2018|
|6:00pm||Concert Featuring Joel Raney, Joseph Martin, and Mary McDonald|
|Saturday August 4th, 2018|
|9:00am||Welcome & Opening Prayer|
|9:00am||10:15am||Reading Session 1|
|10:15am||10:30am||Break and Browse|
|10:30am||11:45am||Reading Session 2
|11:45am||12:30pm||Reading Session 3
|12:30pm||1:30pm||Lunch Provided & Bookstore Browsing|
|1:30pm||2:45pm||Reading Session 4
|2:45pm||4:00pm||Reading Session 5
Mary McDonald is well-known in sacred music. With a career that spans over thirty-five years, her songs appear in the catalogs of every major publisher of church music. More than eight hundred anthems, seasonal musicals and keyboard collections testify to her significant contribution to sacred literature.
In 2000, Mary became the first ever woman President of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference. In addition she has served as accompanist for the Tennessee Men's Chorale since 1985. Her greatest desire is “to give God glory for the songs He has allowed me to compose. He alone, is the true Creator behind my pen.”
In 2011, after serving as sacred music editor for The Lorenz Corporation in Dayton, Ohio for more than twenty years, Mary answered a new call. Now she takes her tremendous passion and love for music making directly to churches as an independent artist. She is in constant demand in churches across the nation for Composer Weekends.
Mark Cabaniss is a music publisher, writer, producer, broadcaster, and speaker. He is head of the Alfred Sacred Music Group (a division of Alfred Music) and founder of Jubilate Music, creating printed and digital music, recordings, and DVDs.
As an ASCAP composer and arranger, Mark’s published compositions have been performed nationally and abroad, and include musicals, cantatas, and instrumental works. His stage adaptation of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life” titled Miracle In Bedford Falls (co-written with Lowell Alexander) was premiered by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre and has been subsequently performed coast-to-coast. Other musicals include The Homework Machine (co-written with Tony-nominated composer Keith Herrmann) and The Stardust Supper Club(featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael) (co-written with Alan Bailey).
Mark is a multiple recipient of ASCAP’s Popular Music Award and is a Dove Award and Angel Award-winning producer. He is a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy), The Dramatists Guild, and serves on the Board of Advisors for “The Music Man Square”, a museum and foundation in Mason City, Iowa, dedicated to furthering music education and honoring the legacy of Meredith Willson (creator of Broadway’s The Music Man). Mark was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by Mars Hill University and serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. Mark is also the founder/donor of The Helen Cole Krause Music Scholarship, awarded annually to qualifying students who choose music as a college major.
Mark also serves as a correspondent for Hollywood 360, a weekly nationally-syndicated entertainment radio show based in Chicago.
Mark’s work in music business and broadcasting has led to collaborations with television icons Bob Barker and Andy Griffith, Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones, legendary entertainer Steve Allen, Broadway/pop songwriter Rupert Holmes, jazz pianist/composer Loonis McGlohon, gospel singer Cynthia Clawson and others.
Mark also serves as an adjunct instructor of music business at Belmont University in Nashville. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Music Education and Communications from Mars Hill University and The University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Mark resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
My friend and I have just attended our first Kempke's Allegro conference/reading session in Sanford. What an absolutely grand day we had! Mary McDonald is terrific. Joeseph Martin - wow and amazing. Their piano skills - there are not enough words to describe. It was a fantastic day. So many wonderful pieces for a church choir. Special thanks to the staff of Kempke's for providing a wonderful experience for all who were there. I don't know of a detail you missed. Looking forward to doing this again! Thank you Kempke's.