Summer Music Institute 2017.


Summer Music Institute 2017

Location: Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

#Black Lives Matter: Disruptive Worship for Social Change

Challenging times call on people of God to rise up in body, voice and spirit, lifting high the radical Gospel message of love for all God’s people. Drew’s Summer Music institute 2017 brings worship-making social activists together to sing, dance, beat and pray this message in forms that can be brought forth and shared in public spheres of social movement...even our churches.

A performance of “Liberty! The Gospel Experiences of Richard Allen,” a musical based on the story of Richard Allen and the schism of the Methodist church over racist practices, will be offered during this two day conference. Please join us as we take courage and are encouraged as religious leaders and public theologians for just such a time as this.


Thursday, July 27

  • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. – Opening Worship
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – “Singing Out Our Protest” – Jorge Lockward
  • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – “Embodying Activism” — Eyesha Marable
  • 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. – Movement
  • 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – “Writing for Resistance”– Tanya Linn Bennett & Laurie Zelman
  • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. – Musical, “Liberty! The Gospel Experiences of Richard Allen”

Friday, July 28

  • 8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m. – Meditation Time (Labyrinth, Hall of Sciences)
  • 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. – Morning Worship & Preaching for Justice – Vicki Flippin
  • 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – “Speaking Words of Wisdom” – Teresita Matos & Charles Perez
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – “Composing as Confirmation” – Trevor Weston
  • 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – “Singing in the Struggle” — Mark A. Miller
  • 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. – Closing Worship Concert



SMI Registration
Attendees are encouraged to come as a group, if possible. Note: You be directed to PayPal for payment.