Webinars – Working Virtually

Church Music Institute webinars

Singing Together, Far Apart: Technology to Bring Us Together

September 26 @ 9:00 am10:00 am (MDT); cost $10

This is a workshop for those hoping we’d be singing together by now, but the reality of the virus is still present. You’ve seen what seems to be the magical presentations of singers making music together, each in their own homes. How does that happen? What programs are available to do that, how are they different, how hard are they to learn, what equipment is needed, and how much does it cost? That’s a lot of questions, and I’m sure you’ll come Rosi-Pennerwith more. I can’t answer all of them, but I do have experience creating the magic for recorded worship services, and I’m happy to share what I’ve learned along the way. If you’ve already figured this out for yourself, you are welcome to participate and share your knowledge as well, but the assumption is that this is for those who are trying to decide how to begin, or who have tried and been frustrated.

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Navigating the New Normal – Copyright Licenses

September 19 @ 9:00 am10:00 am (MDT); cost $10

Streaming, virtual rehearsals, online services, and synchronization licenses are now common in the vocabulary of most church musicians. Sometimes the process of sorting out exactly what permissions you might need Mark_Lawsonbecomes tricky. This session will look at the many different kinds of licenses that are prevalent in the music industry and will try to help sort out exactly what is needed, where to go for help, and why it is important. Mark Lawson, President of the ECS publishing group will lead us in this discussion.

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These are recordings and/or information about webinars put out for members of the AGO by Headquarters. Further information may be found on the AGO HQ website: agohq.org


AGO HQ Technology Webinars for the tech-challenged

AGO Technology Webinars

Now available on YouTube – click the link (handouts available on the second link).

August 20, 2020 – Part 2
A Virtual Choir for All of Us, Part 2
Presented by Carol Spradling
Virtual Choir for the Rest of Us Handout

August 13, 2020 – Part 1
A Virtual Choir for All of Us
Presented by Carol Spradling
Virtual Choir for the Rest of Us Handout

June 19, 2020:
Technology Webinar: Putting it Together: Vocal Tools for Effective Collaboration and Recording.
Sue Mitchell-Wallace Handout
Kevin Harris Handout
Sue Mitchell-Wallace Bio
Kevin Harris Bio

May 15, 2020: Successful Online Streaming to Avoid Online Screaming
Webinar Handout: Online Streaming and Recording
Webinar Handout: Mobile Recording Guide
Video by Stewart Holmes, AGO Northern New Jersey Chapter

July 10th, 2:30 pm ET  (12:30pm MDT):
Planning a Smoother Experience for Substitute Organists and Hosts.
Join Sarah Bereza for a deep dive into what questions to ask and how best to prepare for work as a substitute organist.

Worksheet for this webinar:  AGO Substitute Organist Worksheet

When: Jun 19, 2020 03:30 PM EDT (1:30pm MDT)
Topic: Putting it Together: Vocal Tools for Effective Collaboration and Recording
Continuing in our series of technology webinars, featuring Regional Councillor Sue Mitchell-Wallace and Kevin Harris with Harrisland studios, this webinar will cover software for that can be used for recording and editing choral performances.

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