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Daily Notes

Daily conference announcements will be found here. Notes will be posted each morning of the conference by 6:00AM.

Saturday Notes

Wow, what an incredible week it’s been! Worship, classes, concerts, faculty, conferees – young and young at heart – singing, dancing, learning, fellowshipping, praying, the Spirit has been moving in this thin place between heaven and earth that we call Montreat. Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking part of this uplifting and joyful conference. As you go from this place, go with peace and joy and love.

 

See you next year!

 

Evaluation. Let future planning teams know what the best parts of this year’s conference were! Please fill out this brief conference evaluation. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z75PQR7

Video and Document Library. All conferees will receive access to the video and document library. While it will take a few weeks to compile the videos, the documents are ready now. You may view the document library at www.presbymusic.org/livestream. Your password to access the livestream and document library was emailed to you. 

Second Loaf. Drop off left over food and snacks at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church (117 Montreat Road) and their Second Loaf program on your way out of town this morning. Volunteers will distribute the food throughout the local area. Drop off shelf ready non-perishables, cold or frozen food in their original unopened packaging (such as a whole, unopened package of hot dogs), personal care items and paper goods, and fresh produce (fruits and vegetables). Individually wrapped snacks are especially welcome.

 

Thank you for your support of PAM. The Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) has been convening the Worship and Music Conference for 53 years. The conference is a huge part of what PAM does. But it is not the only thing – Town Hall Forums, Call to Worship Journal, Regions, Certification, First Call Pastors Community, and more. It is all made possible by you. You know that the ministry of PAM is an invaluable resource to musicians, artists, and worship leaders of all kinds. Your donation, individual or congregational, to the Annual Fund furthers the ministry of PAM. Thank you for your support and engagement. Learn more about PAM and stay engaged between W&M conferences on the website presbymusic.org

 

Pictures. Did you take great photos this week? Tag @presbymusic on Facebook or Instagram! And follow @presbymusic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date with all things Presbyterian Association of Musicians.

Friday Notes

Please mask while indoors. Due to the increased number of participants who have tested positive for Covid, we kindly request that everyone mask in all indoor spaces. This will help to best care for one another.


If you need a covid test, there are tests available in the PAM Conference Office. If you test positive, please notify the PAM Office via text 828-275-7362. Refer to the Possible Covid Exposure page under the Health and Covid Info tab in the YAPP app to view a list of classes that were exposed to a positive case.

 

WORSHIP

 

Today’s worship prelude will begin at 10:53AM.  Please enter the Auditorium quietly. 

 

Today we celebrate the Eucharist by intinction.  Bread that is free from free of gluten, milk, peanuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat will be offered at each station and a wafer that is free of gluten, wheat, dairy, nuts, egg, soy, and corn will be available at a single station at the front of the auditorium. For those wishing not to come forward for communion out of caution for Covid, there will be a limited number of pre-packaged communion elements available in the front lake side of the Auditorium near the allergen-free station prior to worship. For intinction communion servers will use hand sanitizer prior to serving, and conferees are encouraged to do the same.  The communion servers will hand the piece of bread to the recipient who will dip their piece of bread into the cup.

 

We will also share anointing for healing.  Anointing stations will be located alongside communion stations.  Anointers will follow the same sanitary procedures as communion servers.  Please wear your name badge so that communion servers and anointers can call you by name.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

Adult and Senior High Chamber Choirs.  You will rehearse together this morning at 8:00AM in Convocation Hall in preparation for the performance of the Davis Flohr commissioned piece during the Friday evening Closing Concert. 

 

Friday Concert Mic Check and Rehearsal. Each group featured in the Friday evening Closing Concert will have a brief mic check and rehearsal in AA on Friday afternoon. 

 

1:30 – 1:55      Middler Choir (the remainder of class will take place in Upper Anderson)                                         
1:55 – 2:20      Children (Children’s 1:30 classes release at 1:55)                                                            
2:30 – 2:55      Adult Choir                                                                                                            
2:55 – 3:20      Senior High Choir (report to Upper Anderson at 2:30)                                            
3:30 – 3:55      10:00 Intermediate handbells                                                                                    
3:55 – 4:20      2:30 Intermediate handbells                                                                              
4:30 – 4:55      9:00 Advanced handbells                                                                                               
4:55 – 5:20      1:30 Advanced handbells                                                                                             
5:20 – 5:40      SH and Adult Chamber Choirs

Children’s Choir. The children’s choir will not rehearse during their class time at 3:30 today.

Children’s Bible. All children’s Bible classes today have been cancelled.

Songwriting Made Simple at 1:30pm has been cancelled.

 

LEARN AND CONNECT

 

Conversations on the Porch by the Lake.  Stop by the Belk Center lower porch today at 10:00AM for a chat with PAM Board Member, Karrie Rushing, on the topic of How to Bring a Group to Montreat. 

 

From the Artists. Today in worship the masks that many of you brought to the conference have been formed into artwork that represents healing. Most of us are exhausted from the COVID pandemic. These masks are pieced together to reflect healing and wholeness for all we have experienced during this uncertain time.  

 

Wednesday Offering. Your generous donations to the PAM Scholarship Fund totaled $1,643. Thank you!!

 

Socks. Thank you for your generous offering of socks! Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry will receive and disperse the donations throughout the Black Mountain area.

 

PAM Involvement. Interested in getting involved with PAM through a committee or task force, your PAM Region, and/or a Worship & Music Conference Planning Team?  If so, please complete this application: https://forms.gle/LyY5css3aFGds1Vx5

SERVICE TO SELF AND STRANGER

 

Self-Care Corner.  Many thanks to Joe Smith for taking such good care of us throughout the conference.  The corner closes today at 4:30; so get while the gettin’s good!

 

Stoles.  Sudie’s and Aisha’s stoles are the work of Indianapolis artist Mary Boris.  Many thanks to Mary for sharing the glorious work of her hands, heart, and imagination. All of the stoles are available for purchase in the online auction (information below).

 

Many Thanks.  Our deepest appreciation to Jeremy Roberts, Director of Music and Organist at First PC, Asheville, for the loan of Orff instruments for the conference. 

 

Agustín Frederic Palomo Ramos. We are so grateful to Agustin Frederic for joining the faculty on very short notice as our drumming instructor. Read more about Agustin below.

 

Agustín is a national and international musical artist born in San Jose, Costa Rica. He earned a degree in Music & Social Behavioral Sciences from the University of Central Florida (UCF), and later attended Florida State University for Jazz Studies. He has been a Qualified Professional in North Carolina and has over 20 years of experience working with the IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) community. 

 

As a drummer and percussionist he performs, tours, and is a recording artist with his bands.  Agustin is currently featured in the original rock band ExciterBox, who have a newly released album. He plays with Zabumba, a Brazilian drumline and dance troupe based in Asheville, NC. Since 2021, he has been the music teacher at the Odyssey School in Asheville NC for pre-kindergarten through high school students. He is a resident teaching artist at LEAF Global Arts (Schools & Streets program) in Asheville, NC.

 

 

Annual Fund Offering.  At tonight’s closing concert, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to support the PAM Annual Fund. Your contribution, in partnership with other members’ gifts, helps to support the planning and coordination of events such as this annual Worship and Music Conference. Your generosity also provides for the development and delivery of PAM’s membership benefits such as professional development offerings, PAM Certification, Seed Money Grants, and more.  Donate online or text 833.567.4296 and follow the prompts.

 

Davis Flohr Memorial Middler Choral Director Fund.  At this evening’s final concert, the Senior High and Adult Chamber Choirs will present a new anthem, Love and Faithfulness, in honor and memory of Davis Flohr and the endowment established in his name.  The anthem was commissioned by FPC, Charlotte, NC, and Greenville Cumberland PC, Greeneville, TN. 

 

Second Loaf. Drop off left over food and snacks at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church (117 Montreat Road) and their Second Loaf program on your way out of town tomorrow morning. Volunteers will distribute the food throughout the area. Drop off shelf ready non-perishables, cold or frozen food in their original unopened packaging (such as a whole, unopened package of hot dogs), personal care items and paper goods, and fresh produce (fruits and vegetables). Individually wrapped snacks are especially welcome.

 

EVALUATION & AUCTION

Evaluation. Let future planning teams know what the best parts of this year’s conference were! Please fill out this brief conference evaluation. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z75PQR7

Art Auction. The pastor’s and liturgist’s stoles made by Mary Boris and worship art created by Ellen Phillips and David VanderMeer are available for purchase via online auction. The auction closes today at 12:00pm. Proceeds benefit the PAM Annual Fund. Get your bid ready and visit the auction here: www.32auctions.com/2022WM

 

Winners of items are responsible for picking up their item Friday, July 1st (today) by 3:30pm. PAM will not ship any items. Winners must pay and pick up their item(s) in the PAM office by 3:30pm today. If an item has not been paid for and picked up by 3:30pm, the item will be offered to the next highest bidder.

 

 

ONSITE STORES and HOURS

 

PAM Office. Allen Building D, lower level.

Tuesday-Friday           8:00-10:50AM and 1:30-4:30PM

 

Beethoven & Company.  Allen Building A, upper level.

Friday 8:00AM - 2:00PM. 

 

Jeffers Handbell Store.  Wayout Building. 

Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM

 

PCUSA Bookstore.  Allen D, lower level, in the PAM office.

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 10:50AM and 1:30 - 4:30PM

 

Montreat Store. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

 

Ten Thousand Villages. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday Notes

LEARN AND CONNECT

 

Today’s worship prelude will begin at 10:52AM.  Please enter the Auditorium quietly. 

 

Art Auction. The pastor’s and liturgist’s stoles made by Mary Boris and worship art created by Ellen Phillips and David VanDerMeer will be available for purchase via online auction. The auction is open and closes Friday, July 1 at 12:00pm. Proceeds benefit the PAM Annual Fund. View and bid on auction items here: https://www.32auctions.com/2022WM

 

Winners of items are responsible for picking up their item Friday, July 1st by 3:30pm. PAM will not ship any items. Winners must pay and pick up their item(s) in the PAM office by 3:30pm Friday, July 1st. If an item has not been paid for and picked up by 3:30pm, the item will be offered to the next highest bidder.

Reading Session.  Middler Choirs.  10:00AM today in Walkup.

 

Reading Session.  Small Choirs with Phillip Morgan.  1:30PM today in AA.

 

Conversations on the Porch by the Lake.  Stop by the Belk Center lower porch today at 4:30PM to chat with PAM President Elect, Mark Kemp. 

 

Youth Evening Activity.  Open Mic Night and ice cream at the Barn, right after the Chamber Choir Concert.  

 

Concert By the Lake.  6:30PM, immediately before the Chamber Choir Concert.  Join your friends and fellow conferees around the lake for this Montreat tradition. The ensemble will perform on the upper porch of Assembly Inn and present a variety of hymn favorites.  You are all invited to sing along. We hope you can join us!!!

 

Sunshine Sammies. Missing ice cream at the Huck? No problem. Tonight after the Chamber Choir concert, Sunshine Sammies ice cream sandwiches will be for sale on the lawn of Anderson Auditorium. Get your ice cream fix and enjoy this time of fellowship!

 

Orgelkids.  Join Jane Cain in Anderson Auditorium Lobby anytime from 12:45-4:00 today to experience building a working two-stop tracker organ. The Orgelkids kit has all the keys, pipes, trackers, frame, and bellows for a two-octave instrument that really plays.  Fun for all ages!

 

From the Artists. The ribbon weavings on the communion table and pulpit in today's worship service were made by participants in the two art classes. They represent that we all come from different walks of life (strangers) but are all a part of God's woven family tapestry.

Covid Protocols. If you need a covid test, there are tests available in the PAM Conference Office. If you test positive, please notify the PAM Office via text 828-275-7362. In the event that a conference participant tests positive for Covid, an announcement will be made via the YAPP app. Participants can then reference the Possible Covid Exposure page under the Health and Covid Info tab in the YAPP app to view a list of classes that were exposed to the positive case.

 

The Planning Team kindly requests, but does not require, that faculty and conferees mask while indoors. Surgical masks will be available at the entrances to Anderson Auditorium. The mask required section in Anderson Auditorium is on the creek side near the doors. If you sit in that section for worship or an evening event, you must wear a mask.

 

 

FRIDAY SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

Adult and Senior High Chamber Choirs.  You will rehearse together Friday morning at 8:00AM in Convocation Hall in preparation for the performance of the Davis Flohr commissioned piece during the Friday evening Closing Concert. 

 

Friday Concert Mic Check and Rehearsal. Each group featured in the Friday evening Closing Concert will have a brief mic check and rehearsal in AA on Friday afternoon. 

 

1:30 – 1:55      Middler Choir (the remainder of class will take place in Upper Anderson)                                         
1:55 – 2:20      Children (Children’s 1:30 classes release at 1:55)                                                            
2:30 – 2:55      Adult Choir                                                                                                             
2:55 – 3:20      Senior High Choir (report to Upper Anderson at 2:30)                                            
3:30 – 3:55      10:00 Intermediate handbells                                                                                    
3:55 – 4:20      2:30 Intermediate handbells                                                                             
4:30 – 4:55      9:00 Advanced handbells                                                                                                
4:55 – 5:20      1:30 Advanced handbells                                                                                            
5:20 – 5:40      SH and Adult Chamber Choirs

 

NUTS AND BOLTS

 

Conference App.  You won’t want to miss announcements, class and schedules changes, and info on pop up events, which will be made known via the YAPP app. Download YAPP from Google Play or the Apple Store. Use the conference id WM22 to find the conference.

 

Social Media.  Share the good word about the conference with your friends! Use the hashtags #PresbyMusic and #MontreatWM22 and tag the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (@presbymusic) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Name Badges.  Please wear your name badge at all times. Name badges are required for entrance to all classes.  Daily Worship and Evening Concerts are open to the public. 

 

Lost and Found.  Check the front desks at Anderson Auditorium (AA), Assembly Inn (AI), and at the Barn and the Montreat Store.

 

First Aid.  Allen Building, upper level.  A health care professional is on duty Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 1:00PM and 1:30 - 4:30PM.  There are walk-in clinics and doctor offices in Black Mountain.  The nearest emergency room is in Asheville. 

 

ONSITE STORES and HOURS

 

PAM Office. Allen Building D, lower level.

Tuesday-Friday           8:00-10:50AM and 1:30-4:30PM

 

Beethoven & Company.  Allen Building A, upper level.

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - 2:00PM. 

 

Jeffers Handbell Store.  Wayout Building. 

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM

 

PCUSA Bookstore.  Allen D, lower level, in the PAM office.

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 10:50AM and 1:30 - 4:30PM

 

Montreat Store. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

 

Ten Thousand Villages. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday Notes

LEARN AND CONNECT

 

Reading Session.  Children’s Choirs.  1:30PM today in AA.

 

Conversations on the Porch by the Lake.  Stop by the Belk Center lower porch today at 4:30PM to chat with PAM Executive Director, Kelly Abraham.

 

Regional Gatherings.  Get to know PAM members in your Region this evening at 6:30PM.  Locations as follows:

Great Lakes - Belk Center Lower

Mid-South - Belk Center Upper

South Central - Walkup Porch

South-Atlantic/Puerto Rico - Assembly Inn Porch

Mid-Atlantic - Wayout Porch

North Carolina and Virginia – Anderson Auditorium porch

 

Learn more about PAM Regions here.

 

PAM Certification Information Meeting.  Interested in becoming a Certified Church Musician? Come learn more about certification in the Moore Center at 6:30PM today.  See your Conference Book pages 70-71 for more information.

 

Youth Evening Activity.  Movie Night in Convocation Hall at 8:40pm.

 

Orgelkids.  Join Jane Cain in Anderson Auditorium Lobby anytime from 12:45-4:00 tomorrow to experience building a working two-stop tracker organ. The Orgelkids kit has all the keys, pipes, trackers, frame, and bellows for a two-octave instrument that really plays.  Fun for all ages!

SERVICE TO SELF AND STRANGER

 

Scholarship Fund Offering.  During this evening’s Hymn Festival, we will collect an offering to benefit the PAM Scholarship Fund.  In 2021 90 scholarships were awarded totaling $21,271.65, 87 to adults & young adults and three to children & youth.  As of May, PAM has awarded $14,310 to 22 adults & young adults and 11 children & youth.  You may text your offering to 833-567-4296, or give online here.

 

Cranes, Socks. and Masks.  If you have not yet turned in your origami cranes, offering of socks, and extra masks, or if you have more to turn in, there will be drop-off locations at the lobby entrances to AA all week.

 

Covid Protocols. If you need a covid test, there are tests available in the PAM Conference Office. If you test positive, please notify the PAM Office via text 828-275-7362. In the event that a conference participant tests positive for Covid, an announcement will be made via the YAPP app. Participants can then reference the Possible Covid Exposure page under the Health and Covid Info tab in the YAPP app to view a list of classes that were exposed to the positive case.

 

The Planning Team kindly requests, but does not require, that faculty and conferees mask while indoors. Surgical masks will be available at the entrances to Anderson Auditorium. The mask required section in Anderson Auditorium is on the creek side near the doors. If you sit in that section for worship or an evening event, you must wear a mask.

NUTS AND BOLTS

 

Conference App.  You won’t want to miss announcements, class and schedules changes, and info on pop up events, which will be made known via the YAPP app. Download YAPP from Google Play or the Apple Store. Use the conference id WM22 to find the conference.

 

Social Media.  Share the good word about the conference with your friends! Use the hashtags #PresbyMusic and #MontreatWM22 and tag the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (@presbymusic) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Name Badges.  Please wear your name badge at all times. Name badges are required for entrance to all classes.  Daily Worship and Evening Concerts are open to the public. 

 

Lost and Found.  Check the front desks at Anderson Auditorium (AA), Assembly Inn (AI), and at the Barn and the Montreat Store.

 

First Aid.  Allen Building, upper level.  A health care professional is on duty Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 1:00PM and 1:30 - 4:30PM.  There are walk-in clinics and doctor offices in Black Mountain.  The nearest emergency room is in Asheville.

ONSITE STORES and HOURS

 

PAM Office. Allen Building D, lower level.

Monday                       7:30-10:50AM and 1:30-4:30PM

Tuesday-Friday           8:00-10:50AM and 1:30-4:30PM

 

Beethoven & Company.  Allen Building A, upper level.

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - 2:00PM. 

 

Jeffers Handbell Store.  Wayout Building. 

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM

 

PCUSA Bookstore.  Allen D, lower level, in the PAM office.

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 10:50AM and 1:30 - 4:30PM

 

Montreat Store. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

 

Ten Thousand Villages. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday Notes

WORSHIP, LEARN, AND CONNECT

 

Communion. Today we celebrate the Eucharist by intinction.  Bread that is free from gluten, milk, peanuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat will be offered at each station and a wafer that is free of gluten, wheat, dairy, nuts, egg, soy, and corn will be available at a single station at the front of the auditorium. For those wishing not to come forward for communion out of caution for Covid, there will be a limited number of pre-packaged communion elements available in the front lake side of the Auditorium near the allergen-free station prior to worship. For intinction, communion servers will use hand sanitizer prior to serving, and conferees are encouraged to do the same.  The communion servers will hand the piece of bread to the recipient who will dip their piece of bread into the cup.

 

Talent Show.  Tonight at 7:30PM in AA.  Participants, please arrive by 7:15. 

 

Conversations on the Porch by the Lake.  Stop by the Belk Center lower porch today at 10:00AM for a chat with Call to Worship Editor, Sally Ann McKinsey. 

 

Reading Session.  Senior High Choirs.  1:30PM today in AA.

Reading Session. Handbells. 6:30PM today in UA.

PAM Member and Donor Reception.  The first annual Beer and Hymns Member and Donor Reception will be held tonight at 8:30PM at the Black Mountain Ale House (117-C Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC).

 

Exhibit Hall.  Today is the last day to visit the Exhibit Hall.  Hours are 8:30AM - 3:00PM.  Drop by the Assembly Inn lobby to thank our sponsors!

 

Why Does It Sound So Bad?  Presented by Sweetwater this evening in Belk Center Lower at 6:30 pm. Despite sincere efforts and the best of intentions, sometimes church sound is just... how to put it… bad. It’s not uncommon for churches to struggle with sound quality and ascetic, especially with the recent explosion of live streaming. In this session, we'll discuss on the most common challenges with church sound, both in-person and online, and focus on practical solutions to get your audio sounding its best by next Sunday. (Spoiler alert: most of them are free.)

 

Artist Statement. From Ellen Phillips about the worship painting: The theme, Creation, pretty much encompasses everything, so what to paint was my quandary.  I chose not to dwell in the Garden of Eden, which is where our minds jump to when we hear the Genesis story, but rather to depict Creation as God’s creating is still continuing.  And here we are, part of the creation story still, and I have set it in these wonderful Appalachian Mountains.  I did not really go into this with this particular hymn in mind, but what bubbled up as I worked on it was "All Nature sings and round me rings/ The music of the spheres."

 

And how to intertwine the Celtic rune of hospitality into this?  Well, first of all, we humans are part of Creation, and our footprints are everywhere. In the painting, single sets of footprints arrive from two different directions, two strangers on two different journeys.  Strangers whose journeys intersect where the two paths become one larger path.  The strangers coincide, meet each other and walk away together, two sets of footprints, no longer strangers but journeying together and welcomed in the great scheme of Creation.

 

 

Art Auction. The pastor’s and liturgist’s stoles made by Mary Boris and worship art created by Ellen Phillips and David VanDerMeer will be available for purchase via online silent auction. The auction opened this past Friday and closes Friday, July 1 at 12:00pm. Proceeds benefit the PAM Annual Fund. View and bid on auction items here: https://www.32auctions.com/2022WM

 

Winners of items are responsible for picking up their item Friday, July 1st by 3:30pm. PAM will not ship any items. Winners must pay and pick up their item(s) in the PAM office by 3:30pm Friday, July 1st. If an item has not been paid for and picked up by 3:30pm, the item will be offered to the next highest bidder.

 

Conference T-shirt. If you ordered a conference t-shirt, pick it up in the PAM Conference Office (Allen Building, lower level) by Wednesday morning. Extra conference t-shirts will be sold Thursday and Friday.

SERVICE TO SELF AND STRANGER

 

Communion Server and Anointer Training.  If you are signed up to be a communion server or anointer during Friday worship, training session is 5:20PM today in AA. 

 

Cranes, Socks. and Masks.  If you have not yet turned in your origami cranes, offering of socks, and extra masks, or if you have more to turn in, there will be drop-off locations at the lobby entrances to AA all week.

 

Chaperones.  If you are registered as a chaperone, you are required to attend class to assist with supervision of children and youth. Thank you for helping to keep our young ones safe!

 

Self Care Corner.  Joe Smith will be hosting a self care corner in the main lobby of Assembly Inn Monday through Friday.  Schedule and “office hours” are:

            9:00 - 9:15    15 minute chair yoga stretch (group)

            9:20 - 10:30:  8-10 minute seated chair massage (6 individual sessions)

            1:30 - 3:30:    8-10 minute seated chair massage (12 individual sessions)

            3:30 - 4:30:    8-10 minute foot massage (6 individual sessions)

Stop by to make an appointment, or just show up! If you’d like to make a donation in appreciation to Joe for hosting the Self-Care Corner, all proceeds will benefit PAM.

 

Friends of Bill W. Today at 6:30PM in AA4.

 

Covid Protocols. If you need a covid test, there are tests available in the PAM Conference Office. If you test positive, please notify the PAM Office via text 828-275-7362. In the event that a conference participant tests positive for Covid, an announcement will be made via the YAPP app. Participants can then reference the Possible Covid Exposure page under the Health and Covid Info tab in the YAPP app to view a list of classes that were exposed to the positive case.

 

The Planning Team kindly requests, but does not require, that faculty and conferees mask while indoors. Surgical masks will be available at the entrances to Anderson Auditorium. The mask required section in Anderson Auditorium is on the creek side near the doors. If you sit in that section for worship or an evening event, you must wear a mask.

 

NUTS AND BOLTS

 

Conference App.  You won’t want to miss announcements, class and schedules changes, and info on pop up events, which will be made known via the YAPP app. Download YAPP from Google Play or the Apple Store. Use the conference id WM22 to find the conference.

 

Social Media.  Share the good word about the conference with your friends! Use the hashtags #PresbyMusic and #MontreatWM22 and tag the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (@presbymusic) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Name Badges.  Please wear your name badge at all times. Name badges are required for entrance to all classes.  Daily Worship and Evening Concerts are open to the public. 

 

Lost and Found.  Check the front desks at Anderson Auditorium (AA), Assembly Inn (AI), and at the Barn and the Montreat Store.

 

First Aid.  Allen Building, upper level.  A health care professional is on duty Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 1:00PM and 1:30 - 4:30PM.  There are walk-in clinics and doctor offices in Black Mountain.  The nearest emergency room is in Asheville.

ONSITE STORES and HOURS

 

PAM Office. Allen Building D, lower level.

Monday                       7:30-10:50AM and 1:30-4:30PM

Tuesday-Friday           8:00-10:50AM and 1:30-4:30PM

 

Beethoven & Company.  Allen Building A, upper level.

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - 2:00PM. 

 

Jeffers Handbell Store.  Wayout Building. 

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM

 

PCUSA Bookstore.  Allen D, lower level, in the PAM office.

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 10:50AM and 1:30 - 4:30PM

 

Montreat Store. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

 

Ten Thousand Villages. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

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Monday Notes

This morning, watch for directional signs and friendly people in bright yellow hats.  They can answer your questions and point you where you need to go. 

 

9:00 Advanced Bells. This class has been cancelled for the week. Unfortunately, there were not enough conferees registered. Those registered for 9:00 Advanced Bells are invited to switch to 1:30PM Advanced Bells or 10:00AM Intermediate Bells. If you switch classes, make sure to visit the Jeffers Handbell store (Wayout Building) to trade out your packet for the appropriate class time. If there is another class you’d like to attend instead, check with the PAM office (Allen Building, lower level) for availability.

 

Faculty Change. Clarice Cast could not be with us this week, and we are grateful to Agustin Frederic for joining the faculty as the drumming/percussion leader. He is a rockstar, and you will not be disappointed!

 

Chamber Choir Audition Results.  View the results here: presbymusic.org/audition. Pick up music at the Beethoven & Company Store in the Allen Building, upper level or at the entrance to Convocation Hall prior to first rehearsal.  Both locations open at 7:15 AM today only. 

 

Handbell Participants.  Please purchase your music before the first rehearsal in the Jeffers Store located in the Wayout Building.  Participants are responsible for bringing gloves and a folder. 

 

Talent Show.   All participants must attend a mandatory tech check today at 5:20PM in Anderson Auditorium.  View results here: presbymusic.org/audition

 

Youth Evening Activity. At the conclusion of the evening event on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday youth conferees are invited to a time of fellowship. Tonight, meet at the Barn following the Organ Recital.

 

Small Group Locations.  Middler and Senior High Small Group meeting rooms are listed on the back of your name badge.  Rooms are Assembly Inn 251, 303, 334.

 

Chaperones.  If you are registered as a chaperone, you are required to attend class to assist with supervision of children and youth. Thank you for helping to keep our young ones safe!

 

Exhibit Hall.  The exhibits are open!  Drop by to learn more about the conference sponsors.  You will find the exhibits in the upper and lower lobbies of Assembly Inn.  Hours are 8:30AM - 4:30PM today and 8:30AM – 3:00PM tomorrow. 

 

Beginning at 8:30, enjoy Dynamite Coffee (this morning only!) in the Assembly Inn lobby. Sweetwater is going to give away a digital piano to one conferee! Financial Aid for Service is giving away $100 to the PCUSA bookstore! Drop by their booths in the Assembly Inn lobby to learn how to enter. 

 

Dance Classes. The location of all dance classes is the chapel of William Black Lodge. Some of the name tags had the location incorrect.

 

LEARN AND CONNECT

 

Reading Session.  Adult Choirs.  1:30PM today in Anderson Auditorium.

 

Conversations on the Porch by the Lake. Drop by the Belk Center lower porch today at 4:30PM to have a snack and an informal chat with Conference Directors, Marlon Hurst and Krista Wright.

 

Instrumental Music Seminar.  This evening 6:30-7:20PM in Lakeside.  Join Mark Britt for Guest Musicians: Success is No Accident.   Designed for choir directors with limited instrumental background, this session addresses concerns for preparing individual parts (notation software), technique expectations for younger players, instrumentation substitutions, transposition pitfalls, use of proper terminology, understanding bowings, instrumental conducting gestures, orchestration concerns when playing from a hymnal, inclusion of percussion instruments, and physical placement of instrumentalists in the choir loft. 

 

 

SERVICE TO SELF AND STRANGER

 

Communion Server and Anointer Training.  If you are signed up to be a communion server or anointer during Friday worship, training session is at 5:20PM on Tuesday in Anderson Auditorium. 

 

Cranes and Socks.  If you have not yet turned in your origami cranes and offering of socks, or if you have more to turn in, there will be drop-off locations at the lobby entrances to Anderson Auditorium all week.

 

Covid Protocols. If you need a covid test, there are tests available in the PAM Conference Office. If you test positive, please notify the PAM Office via text 828-275-7362. In the event that a conference participant tests positive for Covid, an announcement will be made via the YAPP app. Participants can then reference the Possible Covid Exposure page under the Health and Covid Info tab in the YAPP app to view a list of classes that were exposed to the positive case.

 

The Planning Team kindly requests, but does not require, that faculty and conferees mask while indoors. Surgical masks will be available at the entrances to Anderson Auditorium. 

The mask required section in Anderson Auditorium is on the creek side near the doors. If you sit in that section for worship or an evening event, you must wear a mask.

NUTS AND BOLTS

 

Late registration.  If you still need to register or pick up conference materials, please visit the PAM office located in the Allen Building, lower level.

Conference App.  You won’t want to miss announcements, class and schedules changes, and info on pop up events, which will be made known via the YAPP app. Download YAPP from Google Play or the Apple Store. Use the conference id WM22 to find the conference.

 

Social Media.  Share the good word about the conference with your friends! Use the hashtags #PresbyMusic and #MontreatWM22 and tag the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (@presbymusic) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Name Badges.  Please wear your name badge at all times. Name badges are required for entrance to all classes.

 

Lost and Found.  Check the front desks at Anderson Auditorium (AA), Assembly Inn (AI), the Barn, and the Montreat Store.

 

First Aid.  Allen Building, upper level.  A health care professional is on duty Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 1:00PM and 1:30 - 4:30PM.  There are walk-in clinics and doctor offices in Black Mountain.  The nearest emergency room is in Asheville.

 

Public Events. Daily worship and evening events are open to the public.

 

PAM OFFICE LOCATION AND HOURS

Allen Building, lower level, behind Anderson Auditorium. Hours are:

Monday                       7:30-10:50AM and 1:30-4:30PM

Tuesday-Friday           8:00-10:50AM and 1:30-4:30PM

 

 

ONSITE MUSIC STORES and HOURS

 

Beethoven & Company.  Allen Building A, upper level.

Monday 7:15AM – 5:00PM

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - 2:00PM. 

There will be an additional Chamber music purchase location at the entrance to Convocation Hall on Monday 7:15 - 8:00AM.  Adult and Youth Chamber Choirs must purchase their music prior to the first rehearsal on Monday morning. 

 

Jeffers Handbell Store.  Wayout Building. 

Monday 7:30AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Handbell participants must purchase their music prior to the first rehearsal and are to supply their own gloves and folders. 

 

PCUSA Bookstore.  Allen D, lower level, in the PAM office.

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 10:50AM and 1:30 - 4:30PM

 

Montreat Store. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

 

Ten Thousand Villages. Moore Center

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday Notes

The Sunday notes were printed and included in the conference bag. You can view the notes by clicking the button below.