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Union music professors to take part in key events

JACKSON, Tenn.June 21, 2006 – Two Union University music professors have been selected to participate in prestigious events in June.

Stan Warren, associate professor of music, will sing Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” in South Korea with the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra. The performances are June 24 in Daejeon and June 25 in Seoul. The conductor is Shinik Hahm, who is a faculty member at Yale University.

Richard Joiner, chairman of Union’s music department, has been invited to participate in a Calvin College seminar on “The Transformation of Christian Worship: Recent History of Protestant and Catholic Practices.” The seminar will take place June 26-July 7 on Calvin’s campus in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Seminar participants will study several primary source documents relating to such topics as the charismatic movement, church growth movement, hymn renaissance and postmodern cultural patterns. Joiner said he hopes the seminar will lead to personal research on what worship can be for Baptists in the 21st century.

“These special opportunities speak volumes about the quality of the Union University music program,” Union President David S. Dockery said.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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