On March 30, at 7:00 pm, Northaven presents Justice Songfest: An Evening of Resilience, Resistance and Joy - an evening of songs with worship leader Mark Miller.
Admission Is Free
About Mark Miller:
Mark Miller currently serves on the faculty at both Drew University and at Yale University where he teaches sacred music and worship. He is also the Minister of Music at Covenant United Methodist Church in Plainfield, New Jersey. Between 2002 and 2007 he was Director of Contemporary Worship at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York and from 1999 to 2001 he was Music Associate and Assistant Organist of The Riverside Church in New York City. Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Yale and his Master of Music in Organ Performance from Juilliard.
Composing is one of Mark’s passions. In 2002 Abingdon Press launched the Mark Miller Anthem Series which has since become some of the most popular music at the United Methodist Publishing House. Mark’s organ work, Toccata on “God Rest Ye Merry” (recorded 2000 on Gothic’s label) was featured on National Public Radio’s program Pipe Dreams. James Earl Jones was the narrator of his original work, Let Justice Roll: Song from a Birmingham Jail, which was also featured on NBC’s program Positively Black. Mark is also the Composer-in-Residence for the Harmonium Choral Society, based in Morris County, New Jersey. Harmonium recently premiered a major commissioned work by him which appears on their new CD Whitmania available at www.harmonium.org.
Mark is well known throughout the United Methodist Church as a worship leader, teacher and performer of sacred music. Since 1997 he has performed concerts and directed conferences at churches both across the United States and internationally. In April 2008 Mark was the Director of Music for the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in Forth Worth, Texas.
Mark and his band, The Brooklyn Collective, recently recorded a new CD Grace Abounds available on his website, http://markamillermusic.com.