About Hilltop Children's Music Program
The Hilltop Children’s Music Program (HCMP) offers a unique opportunity for children in grades PreK-3rd grade to grow in their Christian faith through musical expression. This free ministry introduces children to the joy of music and cultivates the lifelong gift of song in each child. We use our hearts, our hands, and our voices in activities that benefit the musical development of children: singing, percussion, movement, Orff, handchimes, and much more. We lay important groundwork for musicianship - ear training, music literacy and readiness, musical expression, and creativity.
The HCMP also serves to inspire the spiritual development of children. We explore foundational Bible stories and move through the seasons of the church year by creating percussion grooves, crafting songtales, and preparing our choral repertoire. Our repertoire is diverse - incorporating global music and folk music in addition to newly-composed sacred anthems for children's voices.
Outside of a pandemic year, the children in HCMP are provided experiences of worship leadership at Hilltop and around the community. In addition to participating in worship services at Hilltop, the children perform at Hilltop's annual concert events: the Fall Festival of Faith, the Hilltop Christmas Concert, and the Music & Arts Fundraising Concert. These events are a wonderful opportunity to share our gift of music with the community.
Together, we imagine and discover how we can shine God's light and love to the world!
Check out the NEW YouTube channel for Hilltop Children's Music: KIDSPEAK: A Little Worship Booster
Families with young children will love KIDSPEAK! Featuring our Children's Music Director, Ms. Katie, and her pal Steve the Sheep, we explore the worship theme of the week through song, movement, and prayer. New episodes launch every Sunday morning.
Want to see yourself on screen? Contact Ms Katie - email@example.com - if you would like to introduce a KIDSPEAK segment, like "What's in the Box Today" or "The Book of God's Love."
Recent KIDSPEAK Episodes:
March 14 (MINI Booster!): Grace
March 7: Ten Special Promises
February 28: A Star Promise
February 21: A Rainbow Promise
February 14: Ordinary... and Extraordinary!
February 7: Helping Hands
January 31: A New Life
January 24: Follow Me
January 17: God's Call
In-person programming for the Hilltop Children's Music Program has been suspended for Winter 2021. Plans are underway for a fun Music & Arts Camp experience in Summer 2021, and we look forward to gathering again in Fall 2021 (pending safety guidance).