Music and the Church Podcast

Music and the Church

Join church musicians Sarah Bereza and Crawford Wiley for insight into today’s diverse worship landscape, tips for a happier, healthier ministry, and interviews with organists, choir directors, and other worship leaders.

Music and the Church distills scholarly research on Christianity and music to give you the big picture on what Christians believed about music in the past and how they used music in their churches. And we examine the present-day connections between what we believe and what we do in our churches by drawing together the views of people who research Christianity and music, and who minister as church musicians.

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About the Hosts

Sarah Bereza and Crawford Wiley have over 35 years of experience serving churches across the denominational spectrum as organists and choir directors. This podcast invites you to join the conversation they’ve been having about church music since they met in high school organ camp.

Sarah Bereza, PhD, is a musicologist and church musician. Her research specialty is Christian congregational music and she is the interim organist at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Cincinnati, Ohio), and organist/cantor at a small Catholic parish.

Crawford Wiley, M.S.M, is Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Jude the Apostle Parish (Wauwatosa, Wisconsin). He studied with Craig Cramer at the Univ. of Notre Dame.