In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Nick Strimple, Professor of Music at USC’s Thornton School and Music Director at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, discusses the history and practice of music, especially choral music, in the Christian tradition. He briefly covers the history of music in church in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, assesses current trends in worship music in both the church and pop arenas, and passes along advice to other people who are considering a career as – or need help with being – a Music Director. He also discusses the student body at the Thornton School and his personal goals as an educator at the institution.