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Guitars

MUSICIAN TRACK

Ah, the joy and power of music and worship! Music has dynamic, universal elements which we will all look at together in full group and break out sessions. Each day your Focus Path area of study will help you hone and enrich your specific musical craft and interest.  Specialized breakout sessions from which to choose offer enhanced areas of exploration and study.

First, pick a focus path with professional musicians and coaches, courses of study and discovery perfectly suited for your interests and talents! Choose from: Worship: Leading or Collaborating in Worship; Performing ; Songwriting; and Vocals or Instrumentals, Instrumental collaboration and the team dynamics. Select additional breakout sessions of interest when you register like International Language of Music and Cultural Collaborations in Worldview and Worship.

FOCUS PATHS

Writing Music

 WORSHIP:  LEADING OR COLLABORATING IN WORSHIP  

One of the highest purposes of music in the Biblical worldview is to worship through music and to lead others in worship. This Focus Path explores worship as modeled in the Bible and throughout the centuries. How do we worship personally? And how does current church worship align with Biblical theology?  What makes great worship music? Is there a place for hymns and smoke on the stage? How do worship teams of musicians and vocalists work effectively together? How do you prepare spiritually and musically to lead worship? How do you choose an appropriate set of songs, and what is the criteria to effectively usher others into the worship and praise of God.  How can you best perform to model and encourage others with humility and power? Join instructors and experienced worship leaders Jason Squires, Sam Peck, Michael Bahn, Jeremy Oliveria,  to lead these relevant and pertinent issues related to excellence and effectiveness in worship.

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SONGWRITING

Whether for worship or for personal expression, songwriting is and has always been one of the most powerful communication tools on the planet. This focus path will explore what makes a really great song. What are some characteristic examples from songs we all love?  Why have many hymns stood the  test of time and are still being sung in churches today? .  And, how do you compose a song that is compelling and evokes the meaning and purpose for which it is intended that moves the hearts and minds of listeners? Join Michael Bahn, Jeremy Oliveria, for music theory and more in this hands-on session to create your own composition with input on how to record with a professional..

Female Singer and Bass Guitar
SING/ CANTA!
VOCALS—VOICE TRAINING
SINGING IN ACCORD WITH OTHERS

God's heart is that we sing!   In it there is power.   This workshop will engage participants in vocal technique and improving the quality and clarity of your singing voice with vocal coaches.  Sessions will focus on aspects such as vocal function exercises and note patterns and single notes designed to refine your ability in a particular part of your range, how to develop vocal stamina, song choice, etc. for excelling in your vocal performance and using your voice for the glory of God and in consort with others.

Choir Performance

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - INSTRUMENTALS

KEYBOARD/PIANO

God's heart is that we sing!   In it there is power.   This workshop will engage participants in vocal technique and improving the quality and clarity of your singing voice with vocal coaches.  Sessions will focus on aspects such as vocal function exercises and note patterns and single notes designed to refine your ability in a particular part of your range, how to develop vocal stamina, song choice, etc. for excelling in your vocal performance and using your voice for the glory of God and in consort with others.

Keyboard

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED GUITAR

Whether it's playing and perfecting chords, fingering, runs, or sonic possibilities on a guitar, this focus track workshop can expand your repertoire of skills. For those wanting to learn new possibilities and expand their guitar horizons.  Enhance your chording, fills, using the capo, how to pick the right keys for sing-ability, how to get a key transposed, fit with a team/band of players and instruments.  Our coach/instructor panel of seasoned guitarists will enhance your skills and broaden your vision.

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  Other instrumental inspiration forums for Saxophone, Cello and Violin, Drums
(as interest is expressed upon registration, minimum 4 participants per forum)

ADDITIONAL BREAKOUT GROUP FORUMS:

 

Every participant may also choose from sessions each day from topics like:

WHAT CHURCH HISTORY TEACHES US ABOUT MUSIC
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF MUSIC AND CULTURAL COLLABORATIONS

We will take a glimpse backward to give us wisdom to move forward in worship and songwriting
PREPARATION PLUS BEING LED BY THE SPIRIT
PERFORMANCE AND COLLABORATION WITH A TEAM
Engage in a panel discussion with experienced and seasoned worship leaders.
WORSHIP WITH STRINGS
Listen to and worship with an ensemble of rich worship with from string musicians
 
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