Ready for class!

We’re back-tracking in time, because we just realized that, due to the craziness of other things going on at the same time, Smile we never wrote anything about a very important event that occurred last fall! But, keep in mind, that the timing of this post has nothing to do with it’s importance in our lives!

This “event” was a much-anticipated Hymn Arranging Seminar, put on by our wonderful violin teacher, Mr. Pinner (with Pinner Studios). Seeing our interest in learning more about writing, composing, and arranging music, Mr. Pinner graciously put together an exciting weekend for us, complete with sessions, master class opportunities to have our pieces critiqued by guest clinicians from Bob Jones University (Dr. David Rasbach, Mr. Duane Ream, Mrs. Joan Pinkston, and Dr. Dwight Gustafson), productive Q & A, a choral concert written and directed by gifted composer/publisher Craig Courtney of Beckenhorst Press, and a whole morning in the BJU computer lab working on Finale software with Dr. David Parker! We were humbled… honored… amazed by all of the opportunities that weekend presented. The things we learned were tremendously helpful and we look forward to doing more in this field of music in the future. We also came away encouraged by the focus of the clinicians. In everything they did, they stressed our purpose in life: to glorify the Lord.

Thank you, Mr. Pinner!!

Mrs. Pinkston was funny -- she knew how to intersperse the perfect amount of humor with her instruction :)JessiMom was our chef of the weekend and provided amazing meals! Thank you, Mom!

IMG_6040Mr. Duane ReamDr. Gustafson and Jessi

Mr. Pinner and his father-in-law, Dr. Dwight Gustafson

Meal time!Mr. Pinner, Kathryn, and Mr. David Rasbach

Jacob, our other classmate, had two beautiful piano arrangements!Mr. Rasbach and Amanda

We older four were the only ones in the class, but we made it a family affair and Dad, Mom, and the kiddos hung out at the studio!Dad!

Sweet...... sisters!Life for littles must go on as normal... :)

THANK YOU to Mr. Pinner and all of the guest clinicians!