Sunday, March 21, 2021

Announcing Music and Spirituality Virtual Event—March 29

Spiritual Dimensions of Music: Meaning, Interpretation and Culture

Monday, March 29, 5 - 7 p.m.



Join us during this LIVE virtual roundtable discussion panel exploring how religious traditions receive and interpret secular music.


How does secular art achieve spiritual significance and meaning?

How does music articulate and perform spirituality?

What is the relationship between religious traditions and popular cultures?


Seton Hall University's Institute for Communication and Religion and the Center for Catholic Studies co-present Spiritual Dimensions of Music: Meaning, Interpretation, and Culturea live virtual event during which scholars and artists come together for an open and insightful conversation about secular music, how organized religion has reacted to it, and the sometimes-overlooked spiritual aspects to secular music. 


Special Invited Guests:


Ian Christe - Author, DJ and Heavy Metal Historian

Ray Mancison - Professional Musician, Songwriter and Former Music Executive

Alan Paul - Musician and New York Times best-selling author

Brooke White - Singer, Songwriter, Musician and American Idol Finalist


Seton Hall Experts:


Gregory Floyd, Ph.D. - Director of the Center for Catholic Studies

Jon Radwan, Ph.D. - Director of the Institute for Communication and Religion 

Gloria Thurmond, D. Min. - Senior Faculty Associate in the Music Program

Jason C. Tramm, D.M.A. - Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities