TC Lifelong Learning session to feature church music of Congo

?Church Music in the Congo? will be the Lifelong Learning topic Friday, Feb. 28, at Tabor College in Hills?boro. The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlge?muth Music Education Center on campus.

Jill Schroeder-Dorn, world music instructor at Community College of Aurora (Colo.), will use video and audio recordings while describing the development of Mennonite-evangelical music in the Congo. In her research, she discovered most Congolese are drawn to charismatic music.

?Even after years of anticipation, my experience in Congo far exceeded my expectations,? Schroeder-Dorn said. ?It was absolutely delightful to observe, discuss and participate in Congolese expressions of music.?

In December 2012, Schroeder-Dorn earned a doctor of arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Northern Colorado. In addition to teaching at Community College of Aurora, she directs the Summit Choral Society Choir and is a performer in both voice and French horn.

At Foothills Bible Church in Littleton, Colo., she serves as the choir and orchestra director.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning programs and may register at the door. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester, or $29 per couple. Partici?pants may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the sessions at the discounted price of $4.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, director of Lifelong Learning at 620-947-5964 or

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