Training the Church Pianist: Piano Pedagogy in Southern Baptist Church Music from the Era of the Broadman Hymnal (1940) through that of the Baptist Hymnal (1975)
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SubjectChurch music -- Baptists.
Piano -- Instruction and study.
Musical accompaniment -- Instruction and study.
The Southern Baptist Convention's Music Department and state associations, with their vast influence yet often modest resources, educated generations of pianists and organists in the arts of accompanying and service playing. Chapter 1 examines the genesis of this education movement, beginning with B. B. McKinney's interest through the Southern Baptist Convention's Music and Worship committee. Chapters 2 and 3 contain an overview of previous studies and the materials of other protestant American denominations and Baptists used to train keyboard musicians. These include Lutheran, Nazarene, Methodist, and independent Baptist. Chapter 4 covers the results of the work of the Music and Worship Committee to the establishment of the Music Week at Ridgecrest, a Southern Baptist retreat, the formation of the Church Music Department and Music Week's expansion to Glorieta, another Southern Baptist retreat, and the decision to begin