I'm excited to be attending the Association of Anglican Musicians conference in Philadelphia this week. You can see the latest tweets with the hashtag #AAMPhilly below (#AAM2012 is about museums).
Update: Here are the tweets for posterity (in reverse chronological order)
sinden RT @sinden: “Everyone who works in a church is a pastor, teacher, and performer, in that order” –Alec Wyton #AAMPhilly 4:12 PM Jul 6th sinden RT @anglobaptist: RT @sinden: After that Buxtehude thinking about changing my name to David Sünden. #AAMPhilly // Dork. 1:12 PM Jul 5th sinden I'm in Alexandria Va. It seems like every other person I met at #AAMPhilly was from here. 6:50 PM Jun 22nd sinden Ray Glover, my illustrious predecessor offering a toast to Gerre Hancock who died earlier this year #AAMPhilly http://t.co/0M71cEIZ 12:28 AM Jun 22nd sinden A whole shrine to Lincoln. This just wouldn't fly in the south. #AAMPhilly http://t.co/7FiSKBxf 10:08 PM Jun 21st sinden #AAMPhilly (@ The Union League of Philadelphia w/ 2 others) http://t.co/PtftqqYc 9:58 PM Jun 21st sinden damn it's hot outside. #AAMPhilly 5:10 PM Jun 21st sinden Breath as circle or airport people mover. Voice just steps on. #AAMPhilly 12:46 PM Jun 21st sinden Healthy vocal technique by Stephanie Tennill #AAMPhilly 12:39 PM Jun 21st sinden Strauss, Wagner, Elgar, Hancock. Wanamaker. Incredible! #AAMPhilly 11:40 PM Jun 20th sinden This is new. Fun! #AAMPhilly (@ Macy's w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/7S96gOVf 11:21 PM Jun 20th sinden #AAMPhilly (@ St Mark's Church) [pic]: http://t.co/DJMqeEwg 8:12 PM Jun 20th sinden Connect people coming in through music with others in the parish. Create links. #AAMPhilly (she's not on the panel, but should be) 7:33 PM Jun 20th sinden I think this session isn't going well because no one has made the case that church growth isn't a direct goal of what we do or #AAMPhilly 7:31 PM Jun 20th sinden Not to say that anyone is against growth, but are we after numbers or disciples #AAMPhilly 7:31 PM Jun 20th sinden THIS SESSION IS NOT ABOUT CHURCH GROWTH. It's about something else. New music? This is weird and poorly executed. #AAMPhilly 7:22 PM Jun 20th sinden What is she talking about? #owenburdickispissedoff #AAMPhilly 7:22 PM Jun 20th sinden A contentious afternoon session that inadvertently began as an open-mic critique of our morning worship. #AAMPhilly 7:02 PM Jun 20th sinden “Everyone who works in a church is a pastor, teacher, and performer, in that order” –Alec Wyton #AAMPhilly 6:07 PM Jun 20th sinden #AAMPhilly is watching a video featuring two members of the Diocese of Va. 5:50 PM Jun 20th sinden Panel discussion on music and clergy stuff #AAMPhilly 5:19 PM Jun 20th sinden #AAMPhilly (@ Church of the Holy Trinity) http://t.co/GXljatSE 2:14 PM Jun 20th sinden There are 118 ranks in this tiny room at Curtis! #AAMPhilly 12:43 PM Jun 20th sinden At the Curtis Institute of Music with Alan Morrison #AAMPhilly http://t.co/xtBPSotb 12:42 PM Jun 20th sinden I just won a bottle of wine in a raffle on the bus #AAMPhilly 12:25 AM Jun 20th sinden This is how we roll #AAMPhilly http://t.co/PMKDKPu5 11:30 PM Jun 19th sinden We started this evensong at 4:40, as it's almost 6:15. I like evensong as much as the next guy, but really? #AAMPhilly 10:15 PM Jun 19th sinden After that Buxtehude thinking about changing my name to David Sünden. #AAMPhilly 7:19 PM Jun 19th sinden Busy day. No cell signal at St. David's, Wayne. Now Princeton Seminary Chapel to hear TENET. #AAMPhilly 6:59 PM Jun 19th sinden Morning Prayer (starting a bit late now) #AAMPhilly (@ St. David's Episcopal Church) http://t.co/twEp0vkN 1:20 PM Jun 19th sinden Running quite late now as buses do not have a direct route to the church due to small bridges. #AAMPhilly 1:16 PM Jun 19th sinden Famous, well-published church musician in row ahead of me on bus talking about his enjoyment of True Blood #AAMPhilly 12:04 PM Jun 19th sinden Young adults are not looking for the church to entertain them. They're looking for something transcendent. #AAMPhilly 1:06 AM Jun 19th sinden Okay, this is boring. Necessary, but boring. #AAMPhilly 8:14 PM Jun 18th sinden @bwv552 is not at #AAMPhilly 7:19 PM Jun 18th sinden Jacket comes off for the Reubke. #AAMPhilly 6:46 PM Jun 18th sinden Nobody applauded after that Gerre Hancock improvisation transcription. I think we're all okay with that. A prayerful moment. #AAMPhilly 6:39 PM Jun 18th sinden This organ is thrilling and the perfect vehicle for this transcription of Lenare tr. Brahms Academic Fest Overture #AAMPhilly 6:22 PM Jun 18th sinden Cruelty on the part of the conference organizers. Neither Twitter nor Facebook penetrate these thick marble walls #AAMPhilly 6:22 PM Jun 18th sinden One sad note. The retired bishop of New Hampshire the Rt Rev D Theuner has had a fall here. He is in hospital Should be OK Pray. #AAMPhilly 6:22 PM Jun 18th sinden Mark Laubach performing in seersucker at Girard College Philadelphia. #AAMPhilly 6:22 PM Jun 18th sinden #AAMPhilly (@ Old City Coffee) http://t.co/cxSvF1dF 4:42 PM Jun 18th sinden I'm in the ballroom at the City Tavern where the very first Independence Day was held. #AAMPhilly 3:26 PM Jun 18th sinden “@DanaTMarsh: After a wonderful recording and then tour to DC in the space of 9 days, now en route to Philly via Amtrak for AAM" #AAMPhilly 2:43 PM Jun 18th sinden Did I mention that I exchanged the peace with Benjamin Franklin? He was in the pew behind me. #AAMPhilly 2:39 PM Jun 18th sinden Judith Hancock is playing a transcription of one of her late husband's improvisations. #AAMPhilly beautiful. 2:33 PM Jun 18th sinden Wonderful opening Eucharist at Christ Church. Hearty hymn singing. Now Judith Hancock plays the concluding voluntary. #AAMPhilly 2:32 PM Jun 18th sinden Pedal cadenza! #AAMPhilly 3:56 AM Jun 18th sinden Alan Morrison is playing BWV 552 from memory at 11:30 at night. Showoff. #AAMPhilly 3:29 AM Jun 18th sinden @ChurchSnobTEC did I mention we've all just been drinking? #AAMPhilly 3:25 AM Jun 18th sinden Really, nothing makes you feel so alive as sneaking into a big hall late at night and listening to really badass organ music #AAMPhilly 3:23 AM Jun 18th sinden I am sitting 2 seats away from Joel Martinson! #AAMPhilly #Organnerd 3:13 AM Jun 18th sinden Unintended lighting effects as organ has shaken something loose #AAMPhilly 3:11 AM Jun 18th sinden Tournemire 'Victimae paschali' with Alan Morrison #AAMPhilly improv = dedicated to Gerre Hancock's memory 3:10 AM Jun 18th sinden Organ was voiced at night, so 23:00 is like "going to work". #AAMPhilly 3:08 AM Jun 18th sinden Free reed in Positif! #AAMPhilly 3:06 AM Jun 18th sinden Organ is leaning out at a 4° angle (by design) #AAMPhilly 3:05 AM Jun 18th sinden Afterparty!!! Kimmel Center (acoustics don't sound as good as Dallas, but I think they're supposed to). #AAMPhilly http://t.co/Tlijs5mE 3:03 AM Jun 18th sinden #AAMPhilly http://t.co/l2DiRCPr 1:01 AM Jun 18th sinden And now time for a @gjackson3 piece! "Now I have known O Lord" #AAMPhilly 12:17 AM Jun 18th sinden Acknowledging the sense of scale at the end. Smart move. #AAMPhilly 12:13 AM Jun 18th sinden This one's good, but it's awfully dense, and it's running a little long #AAMPhilly and just when I say that it changes. Pott knows. 12:10 AM Jun 18th sinden "CRUCIFY!" #AAMPhilly 12:02 AM Jun 18th sinden Beautiful, wandering setting of "My song is love unknown by Francis Pott. I think I dig his music. #AAMPhilly 12:00 AM Jun 18th sinden Did I mention that I was on the first bus, and yet one of the last to arrive? Not an ideal seat on the side of the church. #AAMPhilly 11:59 PM Jun 17th sinden How do you get six sopranos to sing like one?! The Crossing. #AAMPhilly 11:46 PM Jun 17th sinden Now I'm hearing something by Gavin Bryars live for the first time. #AAMPhilly 11:45 PM Jun 17th sinden More Tulev. The composer who opened. I'm listening. #AAMPhilly 11:32 PM Jun 17th sinden The composer is in the house! #AAMPhilly 11:30 PM Jun 17th sinden Sublime. Well crafted. Beautifully conceived. Spoke clearly, effectively. Never above mp #AAMPhilly 11:29 PM Jun 17th sinden Subdued, pleasantly meandering piece by Francis Pott on Ecclesiasticus. It's not too long yet, but it could be. #AAMPhilly 11:27 PM Jun 17th sinden Unfortunate motorcycle timing at #AAMPhilly 11:17 PM Jun 17th sinden The Crossing is one of this country's great choirs. Scott Detra is tearing up the organ part. #AAMPhilly 11:16 PM Jun 17th sinden Electrifying first salvo. This is a concert of all modern works. Would have much rather heard real chimes then the organ's. #AAMPhilly 11:11 PM Jun 17th sinden Concert by The Crossing at St Clement's #AAMPhilly 11:04 PM Jun 17th sinden @DanaTMarsh hope evensong was grand! I thought good thoughts as my train rolled through Washington this morning. See you soon #AAMPhilly 9:37 PM Jun 17th sinden Train is arriving in Philadelphia. Excited to be here for the Assoc. of Anglican Musicians conference! #AAMPhilly 6:53 PM Jun 17th sinden I can't remember the last time I haven't been in a church somewhere on a Sunday morning. Weird. But I'll be in church all week. #AAMPhilly 2:08 PM Jun 17th sinden I'm headed to Philadelphia for the Association of Anglican Musicians 2012 conference. #AAMPhilly 12:36 PM Jun 17th
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