Beyond the Choir Loft
with Matt Kauffman
Monday, June 29 at 10:00am (EDT)
Join Matt Kaufman for a presentation about how we as church musicians are “called” to step beyond simply making music and how to minister to those in our choirs – especially during this time of COVID-19.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Since 1991 Matt Kauffman has served as Minister of Music at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. His commitment to church ministry began in 1974, while attending the Eastman School of music where he served as Handbell and Children’s Choir director at Asbury First United Methodist. Matt Kauffman graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s of Science, emphasizing in music and religion. He completed his Master of Arts, with an emphasis in church music with honors from Christian Theological Seminary. Throughout his ministry he has accomplished much. Some of the highlights include: touring handbell choirs nationwide, leading choral ministries to perform in Carnegie hall, establishing music programs for underprivileged children, and conducting the annual Christmas performance of Handel’s Messiah in conjunction with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and various television specials for the Indianapolis PBS affiliate. Matt has also successfully implemented and sustained one of the finest music conferences in the nation, the “Sacred Music Symposium.” The symposium focuses on expert clinicians bringing 3 days of intense workshop experiences in: conducting, handbells, organ, children’s music, developing voices, arranging and improvisation, creativity in worship services and reading sessions from the nation’s leading church music publishers. Matt has also developed, through Tab’s sponsorship, an internship program for future conductors and organists who wish to pursue church ministry. Matt actively mentors and oversees these students, as they begin their service in church musicianship. He serves as the Indiana Choral Directors Association Chair of Music in Worship Repertoire and Resources. In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family including, his lovely wife, daughter, and four grandchildren.