Program

January 30 - February 2, 2017

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Seminars

Leading worship with a mindset of multicultural expression that leads to inclusion.

Vaughn Thompson

Vaughn Thompson

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A philosophical and theological exploration also using the lens of "third culture experiences that can assist us in discovering how to authentically express ourselves musically and lead diverse teams and congregations into worship. Taught by a third culture kid!

Expanding your piano/keyboard pallet

John Wineglass

John Wineglass

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Learning to orchestrate songs by expanding your knowledge of chords and chord structures. We will examine gospel voicings, chord substitutions and how they expand your sound, your creativity and the potential impact for songwriting including and going beyond the 1,4,5 or 1,6,4,5  structures so commonplace in church music today. Strings with my worship team? I don’t know how! Come and gain some valuable tools for incorporating strings into your services.

Bridges and Barriers to Cross Cultural Worship

Raymond Wise

Dr. Raymond Wise

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This seminar will acknowledge the fact that cross cultural worship is often inhibited do to a  lack of understanding of different cultural aesthetics and worship patterns. The goal of this seminar is to highlight the difference and offer suggestions for building bridges to cross cultural corporate worship through understanding, respect and love. This course will offer a window into the African American worship experience and demonstrate how it has adapted and can be adapted to include various cultural perspectives.

Protecting/Nurturing/Growing Your Team

Chris Chanco Harell

Chris Chanco Harell

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Is your team made up primarily of volunteer musicians and vocalists? How do you encourage people to practice as we are called to present with excellence as we lead in worship.

Running an audition for vocalists and instrumentalists? How do you say "no, not right now to someone in an encouraging way? Most of my experience as a church leader is engaging a congregation and teams of mixed ages. There is a joy in ministry in helping to bring change to people that had no idea they needed it. Come for a time of instruction, ideas and group Q&A.

The Power of Song and the Songwriting Journey

Tommy Walker

Tommy Walker

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Come for a look at the power of song, including scripture, lyrics, melody, rhythm, chord structure and finally, putting it all together. We will write together!       

Composing and arranging for the Multi-Ethnic Church

Stephen Newby

Stephen Newby

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How do you take pre-existing music and turn it into another musical style? This workshop will teach you how to create new music for your Multi-Ethnic Community. You will leave the workshop with composing and arranging resources. Bring your instrument. Bring your voice. Bring your ideas. Bring your passion. Let’s make create new music.

Twenty Steps to Better Sound

Doug Gould

Doug Gould

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We're going to step through some very simple things that you may or may not know that will have a positive impact on your worship mix. This is for worship leaders and techs. If there is time left over we’ll discuss ten more things vital to your services.. including mics, monitors, in-ears, recording and personality traits!

How to Speak Drums in the Language of Music

Tom Dante

Tom Dante

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We will address musical styles, dynamics, time and many facets of the art of drumming in a worship environment. What does it mean to play off of each other making the rhythm section come alive and breathe? 

Your Best Voice for a Lifetime

Shari Gould

Sheri Gould

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Your voice was designed to last you a lifetime-and it can! With proper vocal technique and healthy vocal habits you can achieve and maintain your best voice for a lifetime. Join Sheri as she makes reaching your vocal goals seem easy!

The Ultimate Vocalist

Shari Gould

Sheri Gould

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Want to become the ultimate vocalist? Come and learn this easy 5 step program. With these five simple yet effective tools, you will on your way to becoming the ultimate vocalist!

The 3 Part Magic Bullet for Your Voice

Shari Gould

Sheri Gould

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Discover how to employ three of the most powerful vocal tools you’ll ever use to get the most out of your voice. With these techniques you can get the power, tone and range you’ve always wanted

The 10 Best Exercises For Worship Leaders

Shari Gould

Sheri Gould

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Ten exercises to get you to your best voice everyday!