I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed in the Grace Story Podcast, speaking about my philosophy of worship, liturgical jazz, and ethnomusicology.
Thank you for checking out my site! I am a pianist, composer, educator, and liturgist. In 2016, I was given the opportunity to design and launch the Worship Arts Program at Grace College. With experience as a professor and over 20 years of leadership in worship ministry, I am passionate about preparing students for the multi-faceted role of shaping the spiritual lives of Christians in a local church context through liturgy. As you will be hear, my musical tastes are eclectic; I don't like musical labels, but my music falls into contemporary sacred pieces for worship in different forms and improvised music in other forms. I enjoy acoustic and electronic instruments and many times will blur the lines between genres.
I have had the pleasure of traveling internationally as worship leader, musician, and educator. I earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. I am a member of Society of Ethnomusicologists (SEM) and the International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE).
I will forever be grateful to God for my amazing wife Shana, and my 3 children, Graydon, Karissa, and Levi. We enjoy the journey of life together!
Here are some ways I may be able to serve your church or organization:
Contact Wally Brath at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-227-5197
Jazz fest, 1-7p, featuring the Mark Guiliana Quartet https://www.grace.edu/about/campus/clubs-and-campus-involvement/music-opportunities/musicfestival/
Free event showcasing Grace College worship arts faculty.
Free jazz festival featuring Truth in Jazz big band, 1:00 PM; Jim Catalano’s VibeNation, 2:15 PM; Chuck Webb’s Guru Tonic, 3:30 PM; and Tenor saxophonist Gregory Tardy and his quartet, 5:00 PM.