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The Center for Sacred Music at Virginia Wesleyan College will host the 2015 Worship & Music Conference from July 27-August 1. Nearly 200 guests from 18 states will attend the conference, an annual non-denominational showcase for instruction in the sacred arts. The conference will feature 45 workshop sessions for musicians, clergy, and worship leaders, led by 17 guest clinicians and VWC faculty. The week’s events will include 18 anthem reading sessions and open-to-the public evening events such as a prayer service using the music of Taizé; a hymn festival co-sponsored by the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists; and festival worship featuring the theater troupe Friends of the Groom; and the 110-voice Wesleyan Worship Choir led by Joseph Martin. A closing choral concert will feature Mack Wilberg, director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, conducting the 95-voice Wesleyan Festival Chorus. For more information, visit the Worship & Music Conference webpage or contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or More