2011: Wheaton College

FMCS 2011: Wheaton College

The Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship will meet at Wheaton College, Wheaton Illinois, from 17 to 19 March 2011.

NEW! Abstracts of presentations now available: see the Preliminary Program

Program Committee chair: Mark Peters
Local Arrangements: Johann Buis

This year’s program begins Thursday 17 March with a Pre-Conference arranged by Wheaton College: The Favorite Memories Project. Dr. Harold Best, former Dean of the Wheaton College Conservatory, will meet with Alums, Emeriti, Current Students, Friends and Guests. All are welcome. A fee of $15 will be charged for the Pre-Conference, which includes lunch.

Conference registration begins Thursday afternoon (2:30 to 5:30 p.m.). The first event of the meeting is a reception at the Billy Graham Center (7 p.m.), followed by a welcome from Wheaton College President Dr. Phil Ryken and a keynote address by Dr. J. H. Kwabena Nketia, legendary scholar of African music. Paper sessions take place Friday morning and afternoon, and Saturday morning.

A special concert is taking place in Symphony Hall, Chicago, Friday evening:
Brahms, A German Requiem
Wheaton College Choirs, Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, Apollo Chorus
Conductor: Stephen Alltop

Organizers have arranged for transportation to and from the concert.

Follow this link to purchase tickets. (Scroll down the page.) Prices range from $15 to $65.

Breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday, as well as coffee/tea breaks during the meeting, are included in the registration fee.

Online registration is now closed, but you can register for the conference when you arrive!

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Two optional activities are contemplated for Saturday 19 March following lunch:

2:00-2:30 p.m. Interested in visiting Archival materials on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, and others? We might arrange for a visit to Wheaton College’s Wade Center [see http://wheaton.edu/wadecenter]


2:00-2:30 p.m. Interested in touring the spectacular 4-manual, 70 -rank Casavant Organ in Edman Chapel? We might arrange for a visit to Wheaton College’s Edman Chapel [see http://www.casavant.ca/new_temp/anglais/Recent/PDFs/3796.pdf]

Be sure to identify interest by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.