Children’s Music Summit

Location: Shocco Springs

Dates: July 8-9, 2022

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Room Rates:

Children’s Music Summit Rates 

Early Bird Now until 3/17/22

3/18/22 through 5/19/22

After 5/19/22

















Exciting hands-on training for Children’s Choir Workers. Experience the fun of teaching music to any age preschooler or child. Discover new ways to make choir or music time a favorite for kids! Watch the love for worship come alive! Mingle with others in similar situations! Learn to use games and toys to add more excitement to your music time! Also a great conference for daycare workers! Features clinicians from all over the Southeast and beyond.


Friday, July 8, 2022

2:30Welcome and Instructions (Bagley 300)
2:45“Move ‘Em or Lose ‘Em!” – Keith Pate (B-300)
3:45Break (Choose Your Session)
4:00“String Dance” – Pam Andrews (B-300)
6:15Session 1
7:30“Sing to the Lord a New Song!” – David Talaguit (B-300)
8:45Munch and Mingle (Fireside – Bagley 2nd Floor)

Saturday, July 9, 2022

7:00Breakfast (Clear Lodging Rooms Before 11 am)
8:30Worship (B-300)
9:30Coffee Break (Choose Your Session)
9:40“Friends All Over the World” – Terry Taylor and Carol Dickenson (B-300)
10:50Session 2
11:50Lunch (Choose Your Session)
1:00Session 3
2:00“It’s All Fun and Games Until Somebody Learns!” – David Talaguit (B-300)
3:00Grand Prize Giveaway – See ya next year! July 7-8 2023


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Bethany Franklin

Bethany currently serves as the Media & Communications Director at Valley View Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has also worked with other ministries and organizations including the Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association, The Alabama Baptist, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, Alabama WMU, and National WMU. At Valley View, Bethany works to consistently communicate the mission and vision of the church through online and social media presence, video, photo, and design. She and her husband Sam enjoy spending time with their dog, Reese.

Originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Music has been a life-long activity for Pam Andrews. She received a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. After college, Pam was a performer at Opryland USA in Nashville working also as a commercial actress for several years.Pam achieved her Master of Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Pam has taught elementary music for over 20 years in Sumner County Schools. She is also an avid songwriter of children’s Christian music. She now has her own publishing company, Pam Andrews Music. Pam is also currently serving as an adjunct professor at Welch College and teaches piano.

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Pam Andrews

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Carol Dickerson

Carol Dickerson is the Design Editor for Preschool for Growing in Grace, a position she has held since 2015. Prior to coming to Growing in Grace full-time, she contributed to preschool curriculum while teaching music to junior kindergarten through second grade students at St. Paul Christian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Carol has also previously served as the Music Director for the Woodmont Baptist Weekday Preschool, a role she performed for eleven years. She was also the pianist, Children’s Choir Coordinator, and Preschool Choir Director for Woodmont Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, for twenty-two years.
Curently, Carol is the director of the Agape Choir (Grades 1-2) at Brentwood United Methodist Church, and also contributes to the leadership of the Children’s Freedom Choir, an international mission outreach choir in south Nashville. Carol has over three decades of experience in developing and teaching early-childhood music curriculum.

James Barnard is the Music Editor for Growing in Grace Children’s Music Resources. Prior to Growing in Grace, James was the Church Choral Editor for Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard for eight years where he edited and produced hundreds of choral and keyboard publications. James has served as minister of music for churches in Georgia, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. He is passionate about training the next generation of worshippers to love and glorify God through music. When he’s not making music, he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.

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James Barnard

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Keith Pate

Keith came to be Minister of Music at EASTERN HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH in Montgomery, Alabama in January of 2003. Formerly he was Minister of Music at Anastasia Baptist Church, St. Augustine, Florida for 12 years. Keith holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (1984) and a Masters of Church Music Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1989).

Keith has a great love for working with children. He has directed younger and older children’s choirs for over thirty years. He has been a curriculum writer for Lifeway Christian Resources and Growing in Grace as well as a workshop leader throughout the southeast. 

The grandson of an evangelist, David was exposed to the ministry at an early age. He was born in Subic Bay, Philippines and began singing in a children’s choir at age 9 and found his love for Music ministry. He studied Music Education with Voice Concentration at Southern Methodist University from 1994-1998. He began teaching Elementary Music in Mesquite ISD in 1998 where he frequently writes music for Festivals and other events. He loves to combine Orff Schulwerk principles with other art forms such as Animation, Comic Books, Theater, Dance and Content creating on social media.  He is currently serving at Biblical Community Church in Richardson as Elder for Worship. He is currently in partnership with Scripture Memory Songs in the Philippines composing and producing videos of key verses in the Bible in the vernacular to help saturate the Philippines with the Word of God. 

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David Talaguit

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Doug Rogers

State Missionary Doug Rogers came to the State Board of Missions in 1999, where he serves as Director of Communications & Cooperative Program. In addition to coordinating the State Board’s overall communications efforts, he has direct responsibilities in video production and photography. He grew up in Park Avenue Baptist Church, Titusville, Fla., where he gained an early love of music through preschool and children’s choirs, then moved to First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Fla., where he joined his first puppet team, opening a world of possibilities for outreach and ministry. It was there that he also developed a passion for media ministry, an area he has worked in for more than 35 years. Doug and his wife, Lori, are members of First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters and a son.

Andrea Barnard has over 20 years of experience teaching music and a passion to see her students succeed. She holds degrees in vocal performance and education and has worked with preschool and elementary choirs, in both school and church settings.  She believes that the energy children bring to music is contagious! Catch the joy in her sessions by gaining practical tips, crafts, and games to unlock the hidden potential in your preschool choirs.

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