Strings and Keys | Kevin Becker and Michael Schultz

Michael Schulz and Kevin Becker

Strings and Keys

This workshop has been offered at previous conferences. It continues to evolve and expand as more keyboard/guitar arrangements for psalms, hymns, and liturgical songs in the Christian Worship suite of resources become available. It will feature the liturgical songs of Christian Worship, Setting 5, composed by the presenters. It will also sample other arrangements that demonstrate how worship can be well led even if all of the musical forces of a full liturgical ensemble are not available.

Bio | Michael Schultz

Michael SchultzPastor Schultz has served WELS congregations in Flagstaff, Ariz., and Lawrenceville, Ga. He chaired the hymns committee for Christian Worship: Supplement and served as project director for the WELS Hymnal Project. He enjoys working on arrangements that combine piano and guitar. Michael currently serves as a parish pastor in Tallahassee, Fla., and is the chairman of the WELS Commission on Worship.

Bio | Kevin Becker

Kevin BeckerKevin serves as music minister at Grace, Milwaukee, Wis. He has loved church music from a young age and has played regularly for Lutheran worship since high school. Prior to serving in ministry, he worked as a collaborative pianist with singers and instrumentalists, accompanied ballet classes and musical theatre, instructed collegiate music courses, and taught private piano lessons. Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and music theory/composition from Wisconsin Lutheran College, a master’s degree in composition from Truman State University, and has completed WELS ministry certification through Martin Luther College.