Ana Hernández

composer, arranger, workshop facilitator, author, and mischief maker

  • Prayer Resident

    May 30 - June 25, 2017

    This will be my second trip to the Bishop’s Ranch. I’ll be leading Morning and Evening Prayer Tuesday – Saturday all month in this beautiful place. It’s truly a gift. Taking part in the life of the community, having quiet time to compost new tunes, write, walk, and daydream is an amazing experience. I’ll have Sunday and Monday off, so be in touch if you’d like to hatch a plot!

    Location: 5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA Directions...

  • Music for Healing and Healers

    June 5-7, 2017


    Join me at The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, CA

    Experience whole-body, prayerful meditation in a sacred space with Ana Hernandez and Christopher Putnam. Guitar, piano, shruti-box, drum, and vocals in chant and sacred song help the healing process take root. Chanting helps us to be still, be quiet, and listen beyond our minds.
    Returning friends and newcomers welcome.

    Ana Hernandez is a composer/arranger, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. She leads workshops on the application of sound and rhythm to revitalize our communities and prayer lives, encouraging all to experience the ways in which sound helps us to open our hearts, manifest peace, and engage in healing and compassion. Christopher Putnam, B. Mus., M.T.S., is a keyboardist, singer, and composer who integrate eclectic music styles into worship.

    2 night/6 meals (Monday lunch-Wednesday lunch)
    $357 double occupancy
    $437 single occupancy

    Register here!

    PLEASE REGISTER BY: May 31, 2017

    Location: 5297 Westside Road Healdsburg, CA 95448 Directions...

  • Music That Makes Community At Calvary Episcopal Church

    June 28 - July 1, 2017

    Join a dynamic gathering of musicians, clergy and lay people in Cincinnati, Ohio to develop and strengthen your congregational song leading skills. Presenters Ana Hernández, Charles Murphy, Emily Scott, and Paul Vasile will lead worship, workshops, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community’s singing practice. Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation’s repertoire of sung prayer and praise.

    The three-day workshop begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 and ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Registration begins at 12 noon.

    Regarded as one of the most beautiful churches in Cincinnati, Calvary Episcopal Church-Clifton is just north of downtown and close to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the University of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Art Museum, as well as the city’s thriving food and music scene. The church is convenient to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and is within driving distance of Columbus, OH, Louisville, KY, Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL.

    This event is generously co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and we are pleased to be able to offer scholarship to seminarians, students, and congregations with limited financial resources.
    Contact Paul Vasile to inquire if you or your congregation qualify for assistance.

    A block of reduced-rate rooms have been reserved for participants at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati (151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219), a five-minute drive from the church. Single King or Double Guest Rooms are available for $139 plus taxes. Click this special link to reserve a room or call (888) 720-1299 and ask for the Paperless Music Workshop at Kingsgate Marriott. Please note that the special rate ends on June 7.

    Individual Registration Fee: $600 (Includes all meals and workshop materials)
    Group Rate: $550 (Applicable only to groups of three or more individuals from the same congregation)

    Music That Makes Community is pleased to offer two related events in conjunction with our three-day workshop. Participants are invited to attend both free of charge.

    • A paperless Community SING in the Northside neighborhood on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. (location TBD)
    • Holistic Leadership Practices Workshop for the wider Cincinnati faith community on Saturday, July 1 from 10 am to 2 pm.

    Location: 3766 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220 Directions...

  • Chapel Musician at Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center

    July 31 - August 6, 2017

    Looks to be a quiet week at Adelynrood, and I’ll be playing prayer services all week. Pray for me, as they’re used to having only organists, and I’m not that.

    Stephanie Spellers will be up to talk about “The Spirituality and Practice of the Jesus Movement” on Aug. 4th-6th:


    Location: 46 Elm Street, Byfield MA Directions...

  • First Congregational UCC in Hendersonville

    August 12-13, 2017

    First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hendersonville has a yearly retreat, and they’ve invited me to lead some chanting at Tigg’s Pond Retreat Center, and also to lead some singing at church on Sunday morning. Drop by if you’re nearby!
    Remember, Saturday at Tiggs Pond, and Sunday at the church (1735 5th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28739).

    Location: 651 State Rd 1112, Zirconia, NC 28790 Directions...

  • Las Placitas Presbyterian Church

    August 18-20, 2017

    Stay tuned for more information about this excellent weekend featuring a

    Friday Night Potluck Supper and Community Sing

    Saturday Workshop

    Sunday Worship


    Location: 7 Paseo De San Antonio Rd, Placitas, NM 87043 Directions...

  • Center for Congregational Song Launch!

    October 15-16, 2017

    If you have a passion for congregational song, save these dates!

    The Center for Congregational Song is the new education and  resource arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. The CCS will be an online platform, connecting people to vital resources on congregational song.

    The first director is Brian Hehn. Great guy. Great work.

    Join us for the Launch Party in Dallas!

    For more information, and to register, visit the website:

    Location: Dallas, TX Directions...

  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Following the Light of Christ

    January 15-26, 2018

    Led by The Rev. Tommy Dillon and Ana Hernandez – January 15th – 26th, 2018

    Lightline Pilgrimages NA, LLC., – The official Pilgrimage partner for the Diocese of Jerusalem –
    1829 North Cleveland Ave, Unit B, Chicago, IL 60614-8015 Tel: (312) 622-6808 Email:

    For years, Christians have referred to a pilgrimage to Holy Land as “The Fifth Gospel.” During Epiphanytide 2018, join The Rev. Tommy Dillon and Ana Hernández to experience the Good News in a new way. From shepherds’ fields in Bethlehem, the shores of the Sea of Galilea, and walking the Way of the Cross in Jerusalem, we will bear witness to the unique beauty and daily struggle of life in the Middle East that shaped and formed the man who taught us to love and be loved. It has been said that tourists visit a holy space and ask questions, while a pilgrim allows the sacred place to ask the questions. That is the aim of our Pilgrimage in 2018. We will break bread, share stories, and listen to the experiences of the heirs of our Christian heritage in Jewish – and Muslim- majority Israel/Palestine. This small minority of Christians represent a new temple in the Holy Land, a spiritual house for God built of “Living Stones” (individual believers) where Christians from all over the world (including you!) can join in the work of reconciliation and peacemaking. Experience the birthplace of the idea that there is one God… and that God loves each of us! Explore your relationship with the one we call Christ. Deepen your understanding and love for the human we know as Jesus. Meditate on the still waters of the Sea of Galilea, drink from Jacob’s well where Jesus promised to give “living water”, be transformed on the mountain of transfiguration, wade in the water of the Jordan, and follow our Lord through the bustling streets of Jerusalem along the Via Dolorosa to the grave and ultimately his (and our) triumph over it! The Rev. Tommy Dillon, Priest-in-Charge of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge and Ana Hernández, composer, recording artist, and chant teacher, will lead beautiful liturgies of scripture, song, and prayer throughout the trip.

    TO SECURE PLACES ON THIS TOUR please complete and send the enclosed booking form together with a deposit of $500 per person. Deposits are due by June 30th 2017 and the balance of the tour cost is payable no later than 8th November 2017.

    Join us! Be in touch if you’d like a copy of the brochure. It’s going to be amazing!


    All Lightline Pilgrimages are carefully costed to include all necessary items to complete the pilgrimage at the advertised price – absolutely no hidden costs  Scheduled flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Int’l Airport Mo 15 Jan UA 2007 New Orleans/Newark 6.15am 10.18am Mo 15 Jan UA 84 Newark – Tel Aviv 4.05pm 9.25pm (16 Jan) Th 25 Jan UA 91 Tel Aviv/Newark 11.10am 4.35am Fr 26 Jan UA 1776 Newark/New Orleans 7.30am 9.55am As the airfare is common rated you may join this tour in either New Orleans or in Newark for the same fare. We can arrange connections from other cities to Newark for an extra fee.  All airport departure & passenger taxes (US & Israel).  En Suite accommodation at Christian Pilgrim hotels & guest houses Galilee – Pilgerhaus (Benedictine guest house by the Sea of Galilee) Bethlehem – Casa Nova (a Franciscan Guest House on Manger Square) Jerusalem – Gloria Hotel (Within the Old City, by Jaffa Gate)  Full board throughout (breakfast, lunch & dinner daily)  All entrance fees and local government taxes  State licensed English speaking guides throughout the tour  All touring in modern air-conditioned tourist coaches  All tipping. THE ONLY ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Single Room supplement $655, Travel Insurance (we suggest and any items of a personal nature.

    Location: Jerusalem Directions...