Theodore Jander is creating music
23

patrons

$142
per month

THE MISSION

“To transform and enrich the daily and faith lives
of all people through
creative and meaningful
songs and musical experiences.”

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Theodore (Ted) Jander (see my bio below for more). The Seasonal Scriptures in Song project grew out of my passion for composing sacred music. Through Seasonal Scriptures in Song, I will compose a new song every month using rhyming versions of scripture verses or the scriptural text as is. This aids in learning Bible verses or passages pertaining to church seasons and grows one’s Scriptural foundation.

This mission is grounded in Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” While the mission is initially manifested in scripture based song, the vision of Seasonal Scriptures in Song is to realize:
  • Many lives, across the globe, enriched and transformed, having embodied scripture through music and song;
  • An ongoing and creative means to assist teachers, parents, pastors, music directors, children, families, and congregations embody the scriptures through song;
  • A transformative, growing, and readily available canon of music for small and large churches alike all around the world.

In order to develop the project further, making the above vision a reality; to distribute the music beyond the conventional marketplace, and to make a living as a composer, I need your support. So…

…here is what you can do!

You begin here on Patreon, a website where you can show support to creators who work on projects they enjoy. You can liken it Kickstarter. Only, instead of a one-time donation, Patreon is an ongoing support system in the form of a monthly contribution, or a per creation pledge. By becoming one of my patrons, you pledge a certain amount each month towards the project.

For a church or individual to receive a copy of the music and the usage rights for unlimited reproduction of the song, the cost would be no more than the cost equal to three or four lattes a month from your local coffee shops ($10/month). You do not have to be super wealthy like the patrons of old who supported the likes of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, etc. Every contribution helps, no matter how small. You can even set a monthly max, so you never go over your budget.

With your support, I will be able to release one new piece of content each month. Also, this reliable income will give me the flexibility to focus more time on composing music for Seasonal Scriptures in Song, as well as other future projects, and most importantly, in serving each of you through the benefits of your patron level.

How will I serve you, my partners in this Patreon project, besides just writing music and making it available? You will be entitled to special rewards. Plus, in the All Posts feed, you can share stories, art, etc. as well as leave your comments. Take a look at the column on the right to see all of the different benefits that are available.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to read all about this project! I humbly invite you to join me in this venture where we can work together and make great music happen. All the while, I will serve you as best I am able within this thriving, supportive, and independent music community.

Theodore A. Jander

Official site: http://www.theodorejander.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TJMusic2LiveBy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TJMusic2LiveBy
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/theodore-jander
My publishing site: https://www.journeybegunmusic.com


WHO AM I?

As mentioned, my name is Theodore (Ted) Jander. I have been composing and arranging for a little over twenty years, although singing was my first passion. Growing up in a singing family helped build my confidence to take those first big steps onto a stage at the age of ten. I have not stopped performing since. From participating in grade school choirs, church choirs, collegiate ensembles, to honing my musical chops as Artistic Director and member of the Greenleaf Singers (a St. Louis-based Early Music Vocal Ensemble), and as Composer-in-Residence and Worship Ministry Coordinator at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Hazelwood, Missouri, sacred choral music emerged as my passion, more specifically, composing music for the church.

My enthusiasm for writing music was nurtured through compositional studies while completing my Bachelors in Music Education, my Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in Choral Studies and Composition and studying counterpoint and composition at the European American Musical Alliance program in Paris, France. Teaching various music classes and ensembles at the middle school and high school levels added to my compositional skill set. Over the past twenty-one years, each of these circumstances provided me with multiple opportunities to also cultivate my music engraving skills utilizing Finale Notation Software.

Out of these experiences, my musical oeuvre has grown. From this, a new mission has evolved, to create Seasonal Scriptures in Song. This project will grow the available canon of music for small and large churches alike all around the world, all for just the cost equal to three or four lattes a month from your local coffee shops. Teachers, parents, pastors, and music directors will be able to use these songs to help children, as well as families and congregations, embody the scriptures.

With all these hats (did I forget to mention that I am also a Wellness Consultant for Juice Plus and an avid cyclist?), I spend as much time as I am able with my two amazing children, Ellie and Evan, and with my fiancé, Jennifer, who is awesomely supportive, beautiful, and talented.


Rewards
Cups O'Joe - Thank you!
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
  • A personal message from me to thank you for your support!


  • Official patron status. This means you will gain access to my patron-only feed AND my endless appreciation for joining my team. 


  • A live recording of each song.


  • Gain a behind the scenes look into my creative process (video/audio, images of drafts, handwritten ideas, etc.). 
Single-shot Espressos - Shout-out!
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • I will be honored to put your name/organization link on Patreon and my Personal Website. 
Double-shot Espressos - Something in your inbox!
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • You will receive descriptions of the inspiration and significance of the texts set for this project (i.e. Program Note).


  • MP3s of Relaxation Tunes, electronic music, etc. will be sent to you. 
Café Lattes - It’s sing’n time!
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • Your name/organization name appears on the lead sheet.


  • You will receive a PDF copy and the usage rights for unlimited reproduction of the original melodic setting(s) produced for the project.
Cappuccinos - More music making!
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  •  Receive all versions of general settings (keyboard accompaniment; simple handbell setting; two-part vocal setting) not specific to a given church or school for unlimited use.


  •  Obtain discounts on music from Journey Begun Music and/or recordings of Relaxation Tunes.
Café Mochas - Specifically serving!
$35 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  •  I will create up to one setting per month of the original melody based on your program needs or per a specific request (large handbell ensemble, solo piano, instrumental solo or small group, etc.).


  • A one hour training session on the basics of Finale (for school music classes or church/school music directors in the St. Louis area; for those of you out-of-town, I will FaceTime or Skype for the session).
French Presses - Travel’n time!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • I will attend a rehearsal to help lead a sectional for local music directors, etc. in the St. Louis area. For those of you out-of-town, I will FaceTime or Skype into a rehearsal.


  • You will be provided a hymn (of your choosing) arrangement or orchestration specific to your program needs (handbells, solo piano, instrumental solo or small group, vocal solo, etc.) up to twice per year.


  • I will visit your church/school (St. Louis area only) to share insight into the project, its purpose, my process of creating the specific song; and to teach the Seasonal Scriptures in Song (SSS) to the congregation/school (for those of you out-of-town, I will FaceTime or Skype or create a video to be sent).
Caramel Macchiatos - I will compose for you!
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • You have the privilege of commissioning an original large(r) work (one per year) or I will compose an original personalized song/piece for you (one per year).
Goals
$142 of $500 per month
Attaining this objective will provide the means to upgrade my studio (software updates & purchases, keyboards, sound libraries, etc.) which are needed to keep growing and developing the project. Also, any travel expenses (fuel, and potentially lodging) that will be involved in serving you will be substantially reduced.
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THE MISSION

“To transform and enrich the daily and faith lives
of all people through
creative and meaningful
songs and musical experiences.”

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Theodore (Ted) Jander (see my bio below for more). The Seasonal Scriptures in Song project grew out of my passion for composing sacred music. Through Seasonal Scriptures in Song, I will compose a new song every month using rhyming versions of scripture verses or the scriptural text as is. This aids in learning Bible verses or passages pertaining to church seasons and grows one’s Scriptural foundation.

This mission is grounded in Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” While the mission is initially manifested in scripture based song, the vision of Seasonal Scriptures in Song is to realize:
  • Many lives, across the globe, enriched and transformed, having embodied scripture through music and song;
  • An ongoing and creative means to assist teachers, parents, pastors, music directors, children, families, and congregations embody the scriptures through song;
  • A transformative, growing, and readily available canon of music for small and large churches alike all around the world.

In order to develop the project further, making the above vision a reality; to distribute the music beyond the conventional marketplace, and to make a living as a composer, I need your support. So…

…here is what you can do!

You begin here on Patreon, a website where you can show support to creators who work on projects they enjoy. You can liken it Kickstarter. Only, instead of a one-time donation, Patreon is an ongoing support system in the form of a monthly contribution, or a per creation pledge. By becoming one of my patrons, you pledge a certain amount each month towards the project.

For a church or individual to receive a copy of the music and the usage rights for unlimited reproduction of the song, the cost would be no more than the cost equal to three or four lattes a month from your local coffee shops ($10/month). You do not have to be super wealthy like the patrons of old who supported the likes of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, etc. Every contribution helps, no matter how small. You can even set a monthly max, so you never go over your budget.

With your support, I will be able to release one new piece of content each month. Also, this reliable income will give me the flexibility to focus more time on composing music for Seasonal Scriptures in Song, as well as other future projects, and most importantly, in serving each of you through the benefits of your patron level.

How will I serve you, my partners in this Patreon project, besides just writing music and making it available? You will be entitled to special rewards. Plus, in the All Posts feed, you can share stories, art, etc. as well as leave your comments. Take a look at the column on the right to see all of the different benefits that are available.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to read all about this project! I humbly invite you to join me in this venture where we can work together and make great music happen. All the while, I will serve you as best I am able within this thriving, supportive, and independent music community.

Theodore A. Jander

Official site: http://www.theodorejander.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TJMusic2LiveBy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TJMusic2LiveBy
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/theodore-jander
My publishing site: https://www.journeybegunmusic.com


WHO AM I?

As mentioned, my name is Theodore (Ted) Jander. I have been composing and arranging for a little over twenty years, although singing was my first passion. Growing up in a singing family helped build my confidence to take those first big steps onto a stage at the age of ten. I have not stopped performing since. From participating in grade school choirs, church choirs, collegiate ensembles, to honing my musical chops as Artistic Director and member of the Greenleaf Singers (a St. Louis-based Early Music Vocal Ensemble), and as Composer-in-Residence and Worship Ministry Coordinator at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Hazelwood, Missouri, sacred choral music emerged as my passion, more specifically, composing music for the church.

My enthusiasm for writing music was nurtured through compositional studies while completing my Bachelors in Music Education, my Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in Choral Studies and Composition and studying counterpoint and composition at the European American Musical Alliance program in Paris, France. Teaching various music classes and ensembles at the middle school and high school levels added to my compositional skill set. Over the past twenty-one years, each of these circumstances provided me with multiple opportunities to also cultivate my music engraving skills utilizing Finale Notation Software.

Out of these experiences, my musical oeuvre has grown. From this, a new mission has evolved, to create Seasonal Scriptures in Song. This project will grow the available canon of music for small and large churches alike all around the world, all for just the cost equal to three or four lattes a month from your local coffee shops. Teachers, parents, pastors, and music directors will be able to use these songs to help children, as well as families and congregations, embody the scriptures.

With all these hats (did I forget to mention that I am also a Wellness Consultant for Juice Plus and an avid cyclist?), I spend as much time as I am able with my two amazing children, Ellie and Evan, and with my fiancé, Jennifer, who is awesomely supportive, beautiful, and talented.


Recent posts by Theodore Jander

Rewards
Cups O'Joe - Thank you!
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
  • A personal message from me to thank you for your support!


  • Official patron status. This means you will gain access to my patron-only feed AND my endless appreciation for joining my team. 


  • A live recording of each song.


  • Gain a behind the scenes look into my creative process (video/audio, images of drafts, handwritten ideas, etc.). 
Single-shot Espressos - Shout-out!
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • I will be honored to put your name/organization link on Patreon and my Personal Website. 
Double-shot Espressos - Something in your inbox!
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • You will receive descriptions of the inspiration and significance of the texts set for this project (i.e. Program Note).


  • MP3s of Relaxation Tunes, electronic music, etc. will be sent to you. 
Café Lattes - It’s sing’n time!
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • Your name/organization name appears on the lead sheet.


  • You will receive a PDF copy and the usage rights for unlimited reproduction of the original melodic setting(s) produced for the project.
Cappuccinos - More music making!
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  •  Receive all versions of general settings (keyboard accompaniment; simple handbell setting; two-part vocal setting) not specific to a given church or school for unlimited use.


  •  Obtain discounts on music from Journey Begun Music and/or recordings of Relaxation Tunes.
Café Mochas - Specifically serving!
$35 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  •  I will create up to one setting per month of the original melody based on your program needs or per a specific request (large handbell ensemble, solo piano, instrumental solo or small group, etc.).


  • A one hour training session on the basics of Finale (for school music classes or church/school music directors in the St. Louis area; for those of you out-of-town, I will FaceTime or Skype for the session).
French Presses - Travel’n time!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • I will attend a rehearsal to help lead a sectional for local music directors, etc. in the St. Louis area. For those of you out-of-town, I will FaceTime or Skype into a rehearsal.


  • You will be provided a hymn (of your choosing) arrangement or orchestration specific to your program needs (handbells, solo piano, instrumental solo or small group, vocal solo, etc.) up to twice per year.


  • I will visit your church/school (St. Louis area only) to share insight into the project, its purpose, my process of creating the specific song; and to teach the Seasonal Scriptures in Song (SSS) to the congregation/school (for those of you out-of-town, I will FaceTime or Skype or create a video to be sent).
Caramel Macchiatos - I will compose for you!
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE benefits plus:
  • You have the privilege of commissioning an original large(r) work (one per year) or I will compose an original personalized song/piece for you (one per year).