Summer Music Institute 2019


Summer Music Institute 2019

Location: Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

Worship in the Borderlands: Welcoming the Stranger in Liturgy and Song

In the face of rising nationalism, fear of the "other," and race hatred, how does worship speak to the spiritual values that shape meaning in this time? As leaders, demonstrating the central tenet of hospitality in the music we sing, the prayers we pray, and the sermons we preach, we reflect and remember the Judeo-Christian heritage that guides and transforms our understanding of "welcoming the stranger," reminding us that we are all strangers in a strange land.

Featured Artwork: Christ of Maryknoll © Br. Robert Lentz, OFM; image used with permission.


To register for the Summer Music Institute 2019, you will first need to create a login account. Follow the link below and click on "Please login to purchase tickets." Then, choose between "Drew University Community" or "General Public." If you are a member of the Drew University community, you will use your Drew uLogin ID and password. If you are a part of the General Public, you will need to click on "New User Registration" and fill out the form.

Instructions for Registration and Payment:

  • If you are participating in a group and you are the first to register ("First in Group"), select Group Sales ($150) and proceed to the checkout. Enter the Group Name in the required field.
  • If you are participating in a group and someone has already registered your group, select General Public ($150). You will need to reach out to Wendy Parrinello ( or your "First in Group" registrant for the discounted coupon code. The price for registrants who are a part of a group is $25.
  • Drew Alumni/ae cost is $50. Please make sure to login through your Drew email account in order to see and receive the alumni/ae registration price.
  • Drew Student, Staff and Faculty are free, but you must still register.


Speaker Biographies

First Friends of New Jersey and New York

First Friends of NJ and NY upholds the inherent dignity and humanity of detained immigrants and asylum seekers, providing compassion and hope through volunteer visitation, resettlement assistance and advocacy.