The Hearts, Hands and Voices Apprenticeship Process is an integral part of the Hearts, Hands and Voices Program. Equipping educators and musicians to become adept at using the Hearts, Hands and Voices methodology and techniques, and adapt them to their own ministry context is one of our primary goals. Designed as a three-year process, Apprentices assume progressively more advanced roles within the Hearts, Hands and Voices Program.
The first role within the Apprenticeship Process is to serve as a Shepherd. Our campers are split into small groups by age and experience. These groups travel through the day's experiences with a Shepherd who becomes the campers' guide and helps extend those experiences and ties them together throughout the week. Shepherds have an educational and/or musical background and love to work with children.
The next role within the Apprenticeship Process is to serve as an Instructor for one of the disciplines included in our overall experience: Handbells/chimes, African drumming, Orff ensemble, Worship Leadership, and Choral Technique. Instructors will be mentored by the Faculty member who has primary responsibility for that discipline.
The final role of the Apprenticeship Process is to serve as an Assistant Artistic Director. The Assistant will work directly with Artistic Director Michael Burkhardt, learning curriculum and leadership techniques.