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MidWinter Seminar

Saturday, February 7, 2015

St. Gregory's Episcopal Church,

6201 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA


For now, email for a Registration Form

Clinician Dr. James Melton

Dr. James L. Melton is currently Department Chair and Professor of Music at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA. In addition to teaching in the areas of music education, church music and conducting, he directs the 80-voice University Concert Choir and Vanguard Singers & Band, a select ensemble of 24 vocalists and instrumentalists. As a guest maestro for festival choruses & orchestras in NYC, he has conducted major works as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Händel’s Coronation Anthems, and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 and selections from “Elijah” at Carnegie Hall, and Shubert’s Mass in G as well as Dan Forrest’s premiere of Te Deum at Avery Fisher Hall.

Dr. Melton received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music and Conducting from Arizona State University, as well as his Master’s degree in Conducting. He has teaching experience from high school through the college/graduate/seminary level, and has served as writer/editor for Leadership in Church Music, Worship Leader, various church music periodicals/book reviews and was a contributing editor for The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church. Dr. Melton has composed and arranged music for several music companies, and produced sacred choral recordings for a variety of music publishers. He has served as Minister of Music and Worship Ministries at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach since 2005, and has served churches and choirs of various denominations and sizes for over 35 years.

77th Annual Convention

July 8 - 10, 2015

Dr. Rober Istad

Laguna Presbyterian Church, Laguna Beach, CA


The Orange County Chapter of NACM is hosting its annual Adult Choral Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd St. (at Atlantic Avenue) Long Beach, CA. Our Guest Clinician will be Carver Cossey. Information: Priscilla Silver,, Festival Coordinator at 714-315-2332.

The South Bay Choir Festival will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2015 at Manhattan Beach Community Church, with Dr. Jo Michael Scheibe, Conductor. For more info, please Contact: Ken Sanason at 323-259-3030

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