2024 Church Musicians Masterclass

We are blessed to have Dr. Liping Xia (夏莉萍博士) to lead a masterclass for church musicians. Dr. Xia will share some technical aspects of congregational worship for worship leaders and pianists, and provide one-on-one coaching to three groups of active participants (each group consisting of one pianist and one worship leader) in each session.

There is limited availability for this Masterclass so all non-observing participants are encouraged to register early. There is an option to register for single or both sessions. Session 1 will focus on Traditional Hymns, while Session 2 will focus on Contemporary Hymns. All pianists will need to submit a short worship recording (video or audio) to demonstrate their piano skills by July 14, 2024. You may also choose to participate as an observer.

Requirement for recordings:
Depending on the session you choose to attend, please submit a recording from ONE of the following lists:

Session 1:
Holy Holy Holy 聖哉聖哉聖哉;
This is My Father’s World 這是天父世界;
Count Your Blessings 數算主恩;
Silent Night 平安夜

Session 2:
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace 使我作袮和平之子;
I am Strengthened in Him 滿有能力 (Stream of Praise 讚美之泉);
Walk With Me 陪我走過春夏秋冬 (Lamb Music 小羊詩歌);
Stream of Praise 讚美之泉 (Stream of Praise 讚美之泉

REGISTER HERE:  https://forms.gle/W1RUFLzXPszhaN7t9

You may also scan QR code in the poster to register.

Date: July 21 & 28, 2024 (Sunday)

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Location: Toronto Chinese Methodist Church,
8 Metropolitan Road, Scarborough ON, M1R 2T6 (Warden & 401)

Registration Fees Per Session:
$40 for each group of Active Participants;
$10 for each Observer.

Language: English & Mandarin

About Dr Liping Xia:
Liping Xia is a native of Weihai, China. She started to play the piano at the age of five. Liping received her bachelor in Shandong University, studied with Professor Yuanji Fan. Since 2014, she moved to America, studied with Dr. Reena Berg Natenberg. Liping finished her master’s degree with Outstanding contribution as a Graduate Student and received the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Assistant Award at Pittsburg State University. She received her DMA with the highest scholarship in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the tutelage of Dr. Paul Barnes (the premiere pianist of Philip Glass’s piano compositions) in piano performance. Recently, she gave the world premiere of Anlun Huang’s Chinese Rhapsody No.13 LingDingYang Op.96 in Toronto.

Liping enjoys herself as a concert pianist and a chamber musician. Spreading and sharing music with others brings her great happiness. Her performance experience includes recitals in America (Saint Louis, Pittsburg, Kansas City, San Marcos, Lincoln, New York City); in China (Weihai, Chengdu, Qingdao, Linyi, Yantai); in Austria (Vienna). Recent years, besides many solo recitals, Liping has been performed with Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble in the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in New York City; Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 with Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra in Bicknell Center; Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with UNL Symphony Orchestra at Kimble Recital Hall. 

Liping believes that there is no boundary in music, and music has the power to express the unspeakable feeling. As a Christian pianist, she became the youngest church pianist and worked with the choir in Weihai Christian Church since she was thirteen years old. Influenced by classical music, traditional Chinese music, and Christian music, Liping devotes herself to promote Chinese Christian composers’ compositions around the world. She has connections with some Chinese Christian composers and musicians. Liping believes that the integration of Chinese music will enrich western music in the future.

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