Church Music Conference
January 25-26, 2018

The Furman University Department of Music is honored to present noted choral conductor, composer and church musician Donald McCullough, and president of The Moravian Music Foundation Nola Reed Knouse, as our clinicians for the 2018 Furman University Church Music Conference. Don McCullough will present sessions on vocal/choral and rehearsal techniques, and Nola Knouse will lecture on the Moravian Sacred Music tradition, with both clinicians leading choral reading sessions as well. The conference will also present an organ recital by Nigel Potts, organist and master of the choristers at Grace Cathedral (Episcopal), Charleston, South Carolina, on the magnificent C.B. Fisk organ in the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel. We hope you will join us on the beautiful Furman campus next January for two great days of learning and inspiration.

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View and download CMC 2018 schedule.pdf2018 Schedule and Registration Form.pdf


$75 Early Bird Registration submitted on or before January 6
$95 Registration submitted after January 6
$40 Full-time college students
Fee includes two days of conference sessions, a conference music packet, one ticket to Thursday night's organ recital and one reservation for the Friday luncheon.
No discount offered for single day attendance. 

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Make checks payable to FURMAN UNIVERSITY and mail to:
  Church Music Conference
  Furman Music Department
  3300 Poinsett Hwy
  Greenville, SC  29613

Thomson Lectures in Church Music

The lecture series was established by an endowment gift from the Thomson Foundations as a memorial to Waddy Randolph Thomson and Pauline Blackwell Thomson. The lectures are the featured events at the annual Furman University Church Music Conference.  Each year, distinguished musicians of national prominence present sessions on subjects related to the study and practice of church music.

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Questions? Contact the Furman music office at 864.294.2086 or email See a list of hotels offering a Furman event discount.

Conference Hosts

  • Charles Tompkins, conference organizer, Furman University Organist and Organist/Artist in Residence at Christ Church Episcopal
  • Hugh Ferguson Floyd, conference director, Department Chair, Coordinator of Choral Activities, director of Furman Singers

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