Timothy Shaw has presented workshops, academic papers, hymn festivals, music reading sessions, and master classes at numerous universities, conferences, music societies, and churches throughout the United States. A list of representative topics and titles is below.

Church Music History / Philosophy

  • Developing a Philosophy of Worship and Music (notes)
  • From Gregorian Chant to Chris Tomlin: A Brief History of Church Music
  • Imago Dei: What Music Tells Us about the Creator and Ourselves
  • The Ten Commandments for Church Musicians
  • Why Singing Matters to You, to the Church, and to God

Practical Advice

  • Church Music Online: Resources, Strategies, and Tips
  • Do As I Say and As I Do: Modeling Musicianship for Your Choir
  • Five Altos and Two Tenors: Performing Miracles with Smaller Choirs
  • Leading in Worship as Accompanist

Reading Sessions

  • Music for the Small(er) Church Choir
  • Piano Music for the Reformation
  • Sacred Organ Literature

Hymn Festivals

  • Hymns Written by Clergy
  • Singing through the Apostles’ Creed
  • Twenty Centuries of Church Music


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