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  • Saturday, April 1, 2017
  • 2:00 PM–3:15 PM
  • Meeter Center Lecture Hall

Panel Four: Cultural History David Nantais: “Rock Pulpit” Micah Clark: “Scoring Sermons of Horror”

David Nantais: “Rock Pulpit”

David Nantais is the director of mission and community benefit at St. Mary Mercy hospital in Livonia, MI, and adjunct professor of philosophy and religious studies at University of Detroit Mercy.  Nantais earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from University of Detroit Mercy, a Masters in the subject from Iowa State University, a Masters in Philosophy with a concentration in Health Care Ethics from Loyola University Chicago, and a Masters in Theological Studies from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.  He has published a number of articles focused on the intersection of popular culture and spirituality, and his first book, Rock-a My Soul: An Invitation to Rock Your Religion was published by Liturgical Press in 2011.  Nantais lives in the city of Detroit with his wife, Carrie and two sons, Liam and Theo.  He is an avid drummer and has played in rock bands for over twenty-five years.

Micah Clark: “Scoring Sermons of Horror”

Micah Clark graduated from Wheaton College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. While at Wheaton, he won the Presidential Scholarship in Music, Composition Competition Prize, the Josephine Halvorsen Composition Prize, the Chamber Music Competition, Best Original Score at the Wheaton College Film Festival, and was inducted into the Wheaton College Honor Society. He received a scholarship to pursue a Masters in Music Composition at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he studied with Roger Redgate. While there, he co-founded the Goldsmiths Improvising Composers Ensemble and co-taught a student lecture series on current issues and subjects in New Music. He graduated with merit in 2012. Since then, Micah has enjoyed a wide range of jobs in music education, church music, sales, and advertising. Remaining active as a composer in the Chicago area, he also enjoys reading, writing, film, cooking, and the great outdoors.

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