Jeannine: Besides being a leader in the music publishing world, you are also active as a clinician, writer and conductor. What are the topics important to you today in the area of church music? Choral music? Organ music?
Mr. Lawson: Over the past few years I have been asked to speak most frequently about matters related to “music and management” and matters related trends and new models in music publishing.
I also have a very strong interest in worship practices in the various denominations. I think there are many interesting things happening that should be crossing over denominational lines and it is exciting to help this happen by being a resource.
Jeannine: Where will your work take you in 2016? Clinics, festivals?
Mr. Lawson: It will certainly be a busy year. We are attending 3 ACDA conventions, Chorus America in Cincinnati, the AGO in Houston, the National Pastoral Musicians convention in Houston, the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Chicago, one of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians conferences in Fort Wayne, Texas Choral Directors convention, and the St. Olaf Worship conference.
Jeannine: In summary – websites, links?
Mr. Lawson: If you want to stay in touch with what we are doing, we have two publishing websites:
Both of these sites offer monthly e-newsletters in various genres as well as lots of information about our publishing activities.
Thank you very much for this chance to connect with your readers.
This interview originally appeared in the April issue of the Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter. To read the entire interview visit www.promotionmusic.org. Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, is the co-owner of Pro-Motion Music LLC with her husband, David Jordan, media-artist. Together they are the creators and performers of the organ and multi-media concert experiences, Around the World in 80 Minutes, Bach and Sons, and From Seat to Shining Sea.