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B. Mus (with distinction) St. Olaf College
M. Mus., University of Missouri at Kansas City-Conservatory of Music
George Emblom is from Sauk Centre, Minnesota, the boyhood home of Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Noble Prize in Literature. He began playing the organ for his home parish when he was thirteen years old and has been an active church musician for over 35 years. Thus, George brings a wealth of experience not only to the academy, but to parish life.
"Music helps enable the heart of the human soul to connect with the heart of the Eternal. The experience and study of sacred music helps one develop a deepening philosophy of liturgical music that leads to a deeper relationship with God, both in private prayer and corporate worship. Engaging both the mind and the heart, liturgical music cultivates healing, awe, mystery, repentance, and transformation. Music is powerful, for it is yet another way to find God and be found by God, and thus it is an instrument to help repair the world."
I have been engaged by parishes to talk with them about many topics in the field of church music. These include conversations about:
Books that George enjoys
Music I love