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Student Worship Retreat

April 6-8, 2018

Hume is partnering with Joel Weldon and 02 Worship to host our Student Worship Retreat! Bring your youth worship teams and aspiring musicians up for a weekend worship experience like no other. These three days will enrich their leadership, build the depth, breadth, and health of your student’s abilities. Many Breakout sessions presented through the weekend will target every band and tech team member. A chart-topping house band will guide us through the main sessions, featuring a worship songwriting contest, along with terrific giveaways at every meeting. Experience powerful times of worship that you can take back down the mountain to your churches!

Retreat Host

Joel Weldon

A prolific singer/songwriter/composer, Joel Weldon has written a diverse collection in his life's work, now spanning more than 2 decades. Mainstream Christian rock; moving story ballads; passionate songs of worship; even composing music for 5 PBS documentaries and jingles for corporations such as Caterpillar. His music has been featured on CMT ( Country Music Television), Promise Keepers, Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie, Franklin Graham Crusades, Young Life International, and churches have used his worship songs across the USA and around the world, including songs licensed to WORD Records, Maranatha Music, Vineyard Music, Willow Creek Association, and many others.

Keynote Speaker

Ron Merrell

Ron Merrell is the Lead Pastor at Heights Church in Prescott, AZ. With a background in ministry and stand-up comedy, Ron loves seeing God's Word bring hope to people's hearts and smiles to their faces. He co-authored Random Thoughts and is a frequent camp and conference speaker. Ron is a graduate of John Brown University, and he and his wife, Anna, have three children.

Presenters/Clinic Instructors

Presenters/
Clinic Instructors

Norm Stockton

Bassist

Serving many years as the bassist for Lincoln Brewster, Norm has toured the world and performed or recorded with a number of Grammy-winning artists as well as currently teaching as adjunct professor at Biola University.

Gina Stockton

Singer/Songwriter

An accomplished singer/songwriter and worship leader, Gina is a great resource for vocalists, both lead and background singers. She has taught technique to countless vocalists with a drive for excellence and authenticity. She’s and her husband Norm often train and lead worship together.

Tom Mgrdichian

Singer/Songwriter

Tom is a multi-faceted music and record producer who has worked with Stevie Wonder, YouTube sensation Megan Nicole, Dave Matthews, Earth Wind and Fire, and many others, including arranging and directing the music for dozens of major Hollywood movies.

Lexi Lozano

Vocalist

Lexi’s fervent worship leading and featured artist roles include Harvest Christian Fellowship in SoCal and many other locations.

Steve Hanson

Technology Advisor

Worship leader and tech guru, Steve has worked with several of the worlds largest software companies. Training worship teams in the creative use of technology is one of his driving passions.

Songwriting Competition

Songwriting
Competition

SUBMIT AN ORIGINAL WORSHIP SONG
Deadline: 12:00pm February 28, 2018

FAQ

WHAT IS THE SONG-WRITING COMPETITION ABOUT?
Student Worship Retreat attendees are invited to submit their original songs for consideration of being chosen to be recorded live at the retreat. From all the submissions, a panel of varied worship leaders and industry professionals select the 5 best to be recorded, along with sheet music and lyrics to be downloaded from hume.org, and recording made available through various outlets.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY SONG?
Mail a CD of your song to Hume Lake at:
ASCEND: Song Contest
Attn: Jason King
64144 Hume Lake Rd.
Hume, CA 93628
Or send a download link of your song to songcontest@humelake.org

*You must sign and submit the Licensing Agreement as well.

WHAT KIND OF SONG CAN I SUBMIT?
We are only looking for “congregational worship” songs that churches can use during a worship service, not “artist” or “performance” songs.

HOW MANY SONGS?
One song per attendee, please.

HOW GOOD DOES THE RECORDING NEED TO BE?
Whatever you can do is fine! We’ve accepted and selected song demos ranging from just guitar and vocal, to mixes straight off the soundboard on Sunday morning, to fully produced demos.

WHAT FORMAT DOES THE RECORDING NEED TO BE?
We can only accept CD recordings, MP3 recordings made available through an upload link, no cassettes or emailed mp3s.

WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED?
Once the deadline passes on February 28th, the selection process takes a few weeks. When the songs are chosen, we notify the writers immediately. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of submissions, we can only notify the selected writers. So, if you don’t hear from us within a week of February 28th, your song was not selected. (But thank you in advance for your submission, and keep trying! Some writers submitted several years in a row before their songs were selected!)

AM I GIVING UP MY RIGHTS TO OR OWNERSHIP OF MY SONG?
No way! This project is entirely to promote the original songs and songwriters of the local church. The writer retains all rights to the song. See the application guidelines for more details.

WHEN IS THAT DEADLINE AGAIN?
12:00pm on February 28th is our absolute cutoff. To be fair to all, we will not
accept any submissions that come in after that time!

WILL MY SUBMISSION BE RETURNED TO ME?
Uh…any volunteers want to handle that process? No, unfortunately, we cannot
return your submissions. Do NOT send your only copy!

DO YOU ACCEPT BRIBES?
Well, we don’t like to call them “bribes”…

BE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ THE GUIDELINES AS LISTED ON THE APPLICATION. INCLUDE THE SIGNED LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH YOUR APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION.

Retreat Daily Schedule

SUBMIT AN ORIGINAL WORSHIP SONG
Deadline: 12:00pm February 28, 2018

Schedule

FRIDAY

3:00p – Arrival/ Check-In

5:30p-7:15p – Dinner and Announce/Signup For Saturday Breakouts

7:30p-9:00p  – Main Session I

9:30p-11:00p – Open Mic And Snacks

SATURDAY

8:00a- 9:00a  – Breakfast

9:10a- 9:55a – Breakouts #1

Venues/Breakout Sessions

  • Drums
  • Tech
  • Vocals
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Basic Recording 1

9:55a-10:00a – Break

10:00a-11:15a — Main Session II

11:15a-11:25a — Break

11:25a-12:20p — Breakouts #2

Venues/Breakout Sessions

  • Drums
  • Tech
  • Keys
  • Bass
  • Songwriting
  • Basic Recording 2

12:30p-1:30p — Lunch

1:30p-4:30p — Recording sessions in studio

2:00p-5:00p – Free Time

4:30p-5:15p – Optional Q & A with leadership team (Meadow Ranch Chapel)

5:30p-7:15p  – Dinner

7:15p-9:15p  – Main Session III

9:30p-10:30p – Songwriting Panel/ Song Submissions Judging (Optional)

10:30p-11:30p – Open Mic, Snacks

SUNDAY

8:00a-9:00a – Breakfast

9:30a-10:45a – Breakouts #3

Venues/Breakout Sessions

  • Drums & Bass
  • Leading God’s People Well
  • Vocal Clinic (Gina S.)
  • Team Dynamics
  • Designing Worship Set
  • Intermediate Recording

11:00a-11:45a – Main Session IV, Communion

Noon – Lunch, Goodbye!

 
*Schedule subject to change without notice.

REGISTRATION

Chaperone/Adult

Age 18-65

$169

Camper

Age 14-17

$199

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