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Body Mapping for Music Ministers

Body Mapping for Music Ministers

By Bridget Jankowski
Gia Press, 2016

Body Mapping for Music Ministers is devoted to helping pastoral musicians find ease, efficiency, and embodiment in their ministry. Like the popular What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body by Barbara Conable, this book offers principles that will protect a pastoral musician from injury, promote the physical freedom and sensitivity for technical mastery, and secure the embodied intelligence that grounds musical power and subtlety.

This book also offers a deeper understanding of the connectedness between the pastoral music minister and the assembly, the shared purpose of celebrating the Mass together, and the complete awareness necessary to be fully present to oneself, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the Lord. As author Bridget Jankowski states, “we can’t be fully present to the Lord until we are fully present to ourselves.”

Topics covered include: cantors, the assembly, handbell choirs, pianists who play the organ, movement, balance, breath, and much more.

Available from GIA Publications