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PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVES

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Building Blocks of Songwriting:

Writing In Community

($50 includes lunch begins at 10AM)

Supercharge your songwriting abilities with 2 hours of fantastic instruction, then unleash your skills in an actual co-writing session with others. This is the chance you've been waiting for to hone your songwriting skills! Seasoned songwriters Jason Squires and Michael Bahn will guide you through this extended 4-hour clinic/workshop and you won't want to miss it! Bring your instrument and best song ideas and get ready for an amazing hands-on learning experience.

Clinician: michael bahn

Michael Bahn is the Executive Pastor of Creative Arts & Administration at River Valley Church in Grants Pass, OR. As a worship artist and songwriter, he records and releases his music, actively teaches on worship leadership and songwriting through conferences and seminars worldwide.

Clinician: jason squires

Jason Squires is a worship leader, songwriter, and storyteller. Jason travels nationally leading worship and teaching at conferences. Along with being an artist, Jason is the Director of The Creative Launch which is an organization designed to help creatives have the tools to thrive. Jason does that by one on one coaching. Jason’s passion is leading people to Jesus through creativity and inspiring creatives to reach their full potential.  You can catch Jason on his weekly podcast called The Table streaming on all major podcast platforms. Jason married his wife in 2007, has three daughters, and together they reside in Northern California.

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Two to Tango: Working Together for an Excellent Mix ($30)

Achieving a great mix only comes by working things out together musically and technically. Great mixes can't happen without great-sounding sources. Great mixes can't happen if we aren't mixing musically. Join us for this extended session and find out how to bring it all together for the best result. Get the most from this class by having both your musicians and technicians attend together.

Clinician: Doug gould | worshipMD

Doug is CEO and Founder of Worship MD (Market Development) a company that teaches volunteers how to make the best use of audio and music technology. Over the last sixteen years he has been a very effective presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America. Presonus, AEA Ribbon Microphones, Primacoustic, Future Sonics In-Ear Monitors, American Musical Supply, are companies that support his mission. He can be reached at doug@worshipmd.com. You can also find him at Facebook.com/officialworshipmd.

Beyond Basics: Advanced Singing Mastery ($30)

This dynamic session begins with a comprehensive warm-up and vocal conditioning segment, setting the stage for an exploration of advanced breathing techniques crucial for sustained notes and dynamic control. The class delves into the nuances of vocal resonance and timbre, guiding participants through exercises that unlock the richness of their voices. Articulation and diction take center stage to enhance clarity and precision in lyrical delivery. Engaging in advanced vocal exercises, participants hone their agility, pitch control, and melodic phrasing skills. The class also delves into the art of interpretation and performance, emphasizing the importance of emotional connection with lyrics and audience engagement. Throughout the session, a Q&A and feedback segment ensures individualized attention, fostering an environment of growth and improvement. Concluding with a recap of key takeaways and practice assignments, this class is tailored for those seeking to go beyond the basics and attain mastery in the art of singing.

Clinician: Christina Brown-Kiriakos

Christina is a worship leader, vocal instructor, ASCAP artist, and songwriter. She is best known for being a finalist in Disney’s "High School Musical: Get in the Picture.” An accomplished actress with lead roles in various musicals, she has opened for Bruno Mars, Jeremy Camp and sang with artists such as Rachael Lampa. •MA in Formational Leadership (Lancaster). •BA in Creative Arts (New Hope). •Studied under renowned instructors such as Kenny Ortega (Producer/Director), Nick Lachey (Television Star), and Dorothy Yogi (MA Julliard). •Founder/Owner of Oahu Music Studio, which has vocal students with Sony Records, and the WCOPA Team America. She now calls Eugene home with her husband, Chris, and her two little girls; she loves being a vocal instructor, a worship leader, and Vocal Performance Director at New Hope West.

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