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Adult Choral Workshop 2018

  • Fredericksburg UMC 1800 North Llano Street Fredericksburg, TX, 78624 United States (map)


South Texas Adult Choral Workshop 2017
January 26-28, 2017
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church
Guest Clinician, Pepper Choplin

Online Registration $60 by Credit Card 
Registration deadline: January 12
Walk-up registration at the door is $75
Lunch is included.

For more workshop information please contact Don Doss at
For registration inquiries, contact Shelly Kennerdell at

Pepper Choplin will be leading the large Choral Workshop sessions using selected anthems he has composed. Pepper is a full-time composer, conductor and humorist. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. With a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he went on to earn a Master of Music degree in composition from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

With a diverse musical background, Choplin incorporates varied styles such as folk, Gospel, classical, and jazz. His published work includes over 280 anthems for church and school choir with 19 church cantatas and a book of piano arrangements. Over 100 groups have commissioned him to write original works for them. An original hymn, "Come to the Water" appears in the recent hymnal, Celebrating Grace. His anthems consistently appear in the top seller lists of publishers and distributors. Since 1991, his choral music has sold several million copies.

Those who are staying in Fredericksburg overnight Saturday are invited to join Pepper and the Fredericksburg UMC Chancel Choir singing several of the workshop songs for the Sunday morning 11:10 Traditional Worship Service. Pepper will also be featured at the Nine O'Clock contemporary worship time without the choir.

Each week, thousands of singers present his music in churches and schools in the United States and around the world. His selected anthems include:

  • Joyful Noise - Lorenz 10/4901L
  • You Are the Christ - Hinshaw HMC2180A
  • This Is Our Story - Lorenz 10/4809L
  • Beloved, Let Us Love One Another - Lorenz 10/4529L
  • Let Your Kingdom Come - Hal Leonard 00156817
  • Let the Words of My Mouth - Glorysound A7669

Friday, January 26
6:00 - Registration Begins
7:00 - Choral Workshop #1 with Pepper Choplin
8:30 - Get to Know Pepper

Saturday, January 27
7:00 - Meet & Greet
7:30 - Morning Prayers
8:00 - Breakout Class #1
9:15 - Choral Workshop #2 with Pepper Choplin
10:45 - Breakout Class #2 Noon -Lunch is served!
1:15 - Breakout Class #3
2:30 - Choral Workshop #3 with Pepper Choplin
4:00 - Worship & the Table with Pepper Choplin

Sunday, January 28
9:00 - Contemporary Worship with Pepper Choplin
10:30 - Choir Rehearsal
11:10 - Traditional Worship with Pepper Choplin

Break Out Sessions

  • Spiritual Centering for the Church Musician - Rev. Dr. Russell Miller, Associate Pastor First UMC of Boerne
  • Incorporating Contemporary Into Worship - Aaron Patterson, Worship team musician, Spring Creek UMC
  • Growing a Handbell Choir - Barbie Senkow, President, River City Ringers San Antonio Worship
  • Orchestra Methods - David Winkler, nationally known arranger and hymnbook contributor
  • General Anthem Reading Session Anthems with Instruments Reading Session

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations

Absolute Charm Reservations
(866) 244-7897

Gastehaus Schmidt Lodging
(866) 427-8374
Book or inquire on Facebook

Hotel Accommodations

The following hotels have set aside rooms and special group rates for ACW participants. Rooms and rates will be honored until December 26.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
Single King or Double Queen $109
King Suite or Double Queen Suite $119
513 Friendship Lane
(830) 955-8070

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
King or Double Queen Rooms $139 (2-night minimum)
201 South Washington (830) 997-9277

Hangar Hotel All Single King Rooms $169
155 Airport Road
(830) 997-9990