Academic journal article The Hymn

Center for Congregational Song Director Named

Academic journal article The Hymn

Center for Congregational Song Director Named

Article excerpt

Brian Hehn, a native of Thomasville, Georgia, received his Bachelor of Music Education (BME) from Wingate University where he studied conducting with Dr. Kenney Potter. He pursued a Master of Sacred Music (MSM) from Perkins School of Theology where he studied hymnology with Dr. C. Michael Hawn, FHS, and church music history with Dr. Christopher Anderson. He is certified in children's church music (k-12) by Choristers Guild, is a certified music educator in the state of Texas, and is an active drumming clinician across the United States. His book, All Hands In: Drumming the Biblical Narrative was recently published by Choristers Guild.

Brian grew up a Presbyterian (USA) in southern Georgia, however his first two church positions were with a Cooperative Baptist congregation in Wingate, North Carolina, and then a United Methodist congregation in Dallas, Texas. In 2012, Brian accepted his current position as Director of Music Ministries at Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas, as well as the position of Distribution Manager at Choristers Guild. During his time at Choristers Guild, he developed and launched the distribution arm of the company, enabling them to gain full independence as a publishing company. In order to begin work for The Hymn Society, Brian leaves his current position as a music teacher at Dobie Primary School in Richardson, Texas, which has just under 400 kindergarten students! He will remain at his position at Arapaho United Methodist Church as the Director of Music Ministries.

Brian joined The Hymn Society as a Lovelace Scholar at the St. …

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