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Rebuilding Together

February 3-5, 2022

Smoke Rise Baptist Church

Atlanta, Georgia


Conference Recap

The 2022 Polyphony conference represented a significant step forward with 57 registered for the conference, almost three times our attendance in 2020! 


Smoke Rise Baptist Church music staff and volunteers rolled out the red carpet with superb meals and southern hospitality.


The mix of presenters, panel discussions and worship struck the right balance of information and inspiration.


  • Emily Floyd taught a session on best practices for the choral rehearsal

  • Veteran church musicians, Erin Clarke, Chip Handrich and Vivian Handrich shared their stories

  • Doug Haney and Tim Sharp talked about what’s on the horizon for Polyphony

  • Jeff Parker led a hymn sing in the Smoke Rise Chapel

  • Morning and evening prayer led by Timothy Peoples

  • Reading sessions of choral music for adults, students and children

  • Early career panel discussion featured Adam Cogliano, Joslyn Henderson and David Warren

  • Tim Sharp inspired us with a session on Innovation in Music MInistry

  • Clark and Karen Sorrells shared the development of the Academy of the Arts in Asheville

  • Mark Green told the story of the Decatur Avondale Children’s Choir

Thank you to all of our presenters who brought new ideas and helped us think about strategies for rebuilding, and thank you to the participants who attended and engaged so fully.

Next year’s conference is in development and we hope to release information by early spring 2022.

Watch the Polyphony website and emails for more information.


Session Videos

Session Videos
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