Presenter: Rafeal McDaniel
Master Rafeal D. McDaniel holds a Bachelor of Science in Vocal Music from Central Michigan University where he studied vocal music . Some of his first musical experience started at the age of 8 in piano lessons, then later in grade school letting his gifts flourish ; in the choral, and instrumental music programs of Flushing Community Schools. His stage experience include appearances in the Opera Workshop at Central Michigan University, Playing Marco in Puccini’s Gianni Scihicci, and Frank in Strauss’s II Die Fledermaus, also singing in several Galas, Clinics, and performances. Master McDaniel has performed with the many community theatres and has been the Musial Director for over 30 productions. Rafeal is Currently the Music Teacher at Freeman Elementary School where he has 360 students that he services twice weekly. Mr. McDaniels is on the Staff at St Paul's Episcopal Church as Gospel Choir director. This group is one of his many joys, and he loves working closely with them in the Flint Parish. He is currently doing graduate work at University of Michigan.
This workshop will spend time doing a comparison on the styles of music from The Hymnal 1982 and LEVAS, discovering how they are the same liturgy, but written in different styles! Using both helps highlight the diversity in the Anglican Communion.