LTSS - Religious Arts Festival
Thursday, February 2, 2023 to Friday, February 3, 2023

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Columbia, SC

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Patrick Hawkins, DMA

Join us February 2-3, 2023, for our second annual Religious Arts Festival.

This two-day event is designed for both part-time and full-time church musicians seeking to broaden their knowledge and practical skills. An organ recital and masterclass will be given by James O'Donnell (Yale University and former director of music at Westminster Abbey).

Additional workshops in aspects of church music will be led by Michael Burkhardt (Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Livonia, Michigan).

The event is co-sponsored by Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Fisher Endowment), the South Carolina Chapter of the Fellowship of Worship Artists, and the Greater Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Registration and Deadline

  • $75 includes recitals, all classes and reception following the recital, Saturday continental breakfast and catered lunch.
  • Registration deadline in January 30, 2023
  • Discounted hotel accommodations for this event are available through Staybridge Suites, 1913 Huger Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201. Cut off for hotel registration at corporate rate is January 20, 2023.
  • Questions can be directed to Patrick Hawkins, DMA at