The School Board of Education has announced the 2021 Agenda. “Practical method rooted in the essence”
In 2021, many changes are expected in schools. The Board of Education adjusted and inspected the educational direction of the school under the motto of the cliched but biblical teachings that were valid at all times, that “the purpose of all music is to worship God.”
Nashville, where the school is located, is at the global top of the popular music production industry, including Christian popular music. That’s why Nashville is also the most crowded place of pop musicians in the world. This means that Nashville is a city for musicians who already have their skills.
Jubilee School is planning to create a curriculum in 2021 by combining the above motto with the characteristics of the city.
Through the master’s program, Worship music ministers will be nurtured, and certificate courses such as audio engineer and music product production will be opened as more specialized courses.
Jubilee School will cultivate more professional Christian musicians through this direction.
On the 26th, the Chapel team held a thanksgiving service with students online.
On this day, the chapel team held a service time for about 30 minutes from 6 am early in the morning considering the time with the family.
Below is a summary of the message for the day.
“What is the subject of your gratitude? Is it satisfaction in the world? True Christians thank God through the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Also, that is the thanksgiving that God is pleased with.
When we were still sinners, we were saved from sin by God giving us the Son. The Lord has made us possess, and made us children of God, who have no choice but to live miserably because the source of our existence is dry. This made it possible for us to pray and for us to receive the Holy Spirit. We live in an age where anyone can ask for the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.
Therefore, anyone can bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is the new image of Christians to become a person of the Holy Spirit with gratitude for being saved and bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit.”
As all classes were conducted online, many students naturally became interested in audio engineering for online broadcasting. Especially in the process of making and singing songs together online, knowledge in this field is essential. At the request of many students, David, who serves as an audio engineer in the chapel worship team, gave a special lecture on basic audio engineering.
The concept of the special lecture was in the form of a video of the Chapel Worship band preparing for online worship and attaching David’s commentary to every process.
It was very helpful to the students because there were many overlaps with the environment that students faced with at home. David’s kind explanation was enough to help the students understand.
We plan to hold these special lectures several times in the future. It will also be the predecessor of the audio engineering division to be opened next year.
Chapel Worship Band started recording gospel songs to support the evangelism of churches and fellowships.
After the pandemic, many churches and fellowships have started online evangelism. Bible study programs that were previously conducted offline, such as 1:1 Bible study programs and group Bible study programs, are online.
At this point, one difficulty arises. Usually, through a time of praise before and after Bible study, students open their hearts before studying the Bible and help them confess the grace they received to God through praise after completing the Bible study. But online, this process is not easy.
Therefore, for missions agencies facing such difficulties, the Chapel Worship Band started to capture live praise times in video according to the subject of Bible study.
First, the chapel evangelism team will use it.
We hope that the same grace can be found online through praise.
The Fall Quarter is heading towards the middle.
Around this time of the quarter, the Office of Student Affairs always interviews randomly selected students about their academic satisfaction and school life. According to a report by the Office of Student Affairs, students are very satisfied with the online classes currently being conducted. This is very consistent with the statistics of academic achievement and academic concentration in the previous quarter. Above all, the gap between instructors and students has narrowed, and communication and relationships between them have improved a lot.
However, the regret of most students was that there was no dynamic life due to the explosion of passion that occurred in offline meetings.
The improvement in students’ academic aspects is something we should all be pleased with, but the school also misses the dynamic school life through offline meetings.
GCES is an association of Christian schools around the world and is held once a year. This year, due to the pandemic, all schedules were conducted online.
Many schools attending this Summit are able to learn and exchange the process of set-up by department from the beginning of the Christian school. In addition, there are various tracks for each field, allowing effective exchanges between schools of the same character.
Jubilee School participated in the music track to exchange with various Christian music schools and explore ways to develop together. In particular, the focus was on the mission plan through the music education program.
This GCES, which was held for five days, ended successfully in the grace of God.
On October 24th, at 4pm, a Worship concert was held in the school concert hall. The concert was held as a collaboration between the school’s Chapel Worship Team and the Jubilee Church Worship Band. Because of the pandemic period, we had to do all the steps online, but the fever was the same as that of offline.
This concert was designed to provide opportunities for students living in various parts of the United States to worship together. After the pandemic, all the school contents were conducted online, and the chapel meeting was also divided into small meetings. This is because the number of members of the Worship Team living in Nashville was not sufficient, so it was difficult to prepare the same chapel size as before. Accordingly, the music director of Chapel was planning this concert with the Worship Band of Jubilee Church, which is in partnership with the school.
The song list prepared this time includes many old songs such as’So you would come’,’When I think about the Lord’,’No longer I’and’Habitation’.
“The lyrics of the old songs are really deep and the emotions of salvation are well expressed in them. So the meaning of the lyrics is kept to the fullest, but the music style is the current style, and we made it once.”
More than 80% of current students attended this concert online.
“It was so nice to be able to sing together after a long time. Praise seems to have a lot of power when we are together. The sound is so good that all the sounds are clear, so there was no problem with participating online. I wish there were many opportunities like this in the future. It’s good for us.”
The Chapel Worship Team plans to collaborate with the Worship Band of Jubilee Church in the future to provide this opportunity. In addition, in connection with Song Camp, it was decided to include students’ own songs.
In any situation, our heat of praise will continue to grow.
Jubilee School aims to become a so-called’small office’ that makes office space more compact and expands space for students as much as possible for students’ more free campus life next year.
The school’s policy begins with the worries to maximize the creative ability of students.
Jubilees School cannot use the outside space as a campus life space, so it must meet the campus life of students within the school. Therefore, the school is focusing on creating an environment where students can collaborate anytime, anywhere by expanding the classroom and practice space on the second floor as much as possible.
As a result, the library space is moved to two places on the first floor that were formerly used as offices. And each class room is expected to be turned into a music-only class room where classes and music work can be done at the same time.
The basic environment of creation is freedom. Heaven is a place where free spirits can settle. Jubilee School hopes that the school will be such a place for musicians.
Dr. Kim has been a director since the beginning of school. She ended her long term of office last September.
She is like a school pioneer. In particular, it has contributed greatly to the operation of the current school by strengthening the current school administration system with a small number of administrative team members from the beginning.
As she left school, she prayed and blessed God for the future of the school. The administration team also blessed and prayed for her next mission journey.
We hope that God’s blessings will be full in her future.
The 2020 fall quater began with classes on September 21st.
Like the previous quater, all classes are conducted online in this quater. In the last quater evaluation, the collaboration method between students, group lectures and 1:1 lecture collaboration, and flexible class time planning method, which students actively supported, were further upgraded and applied to this Quater.
The school has doubled the media department this time to help students clear all classes without a hitch. The effect was greatly revealed from the first day of class. The same phenomenon as before, where the flow of classes was cut off, disappeared as online communication was conducted almost without time lag.
The students expressed their great satisfaction with this and greatly raised their enthusiasm for the academic achievements of this fall quater 2020.