Worship Arts | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
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Worship Arts


Equipping and training worship leaders, production teams, and church volunteers in musical artistry and heartfelt worship. Individual instruction and group workshops will provide the essential understanding, tools, and practices for use in worship ministry.

Format

Private Lessons, Group Workshops, and as-needed Project Based Instruction

Workshops

Each workshop date will include 2 sessions and may be registered for individually or together. Session 1 is 9-10:30 am and Session 2 is 10:45 am-12:15 pm. All participants are welcome to coffee and refreshments between sessions. 


Workshop I  -  February 5
Session 1  |  9:00 am - 10:30 am

"Understanding the Rhythm Section" Part 1

Justin Rieken, North Central University

Session 2  |  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

 "Understanding the Rhythm Section" Part 2                    *Bring instruments      

Justin Rieken, North Central University


Workshop II  -  March 19
Session 1  |  9:00 am - 10:30 am                        
Session 2  |  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Justin Rieken, North Central University                 

Adam Hepner, University of Northwestern

Topics TBA

Workshop III  - April 9
Session 1 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session 2 | 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Justin Rieken, North Central University 

Topics TBA

Tuition: $25 per session; 10% off for UNW students, employees, and alumni

Topics

  • Worship vision and theology
  • Song choices and preparation
  • Songwriting
  • Rehearsal preparation and effective practices
  • Chord charts
  • Various effect pedals, click track, in-ear monitors, and personal mixes
  • Improvisation and effective use
  • Rhythm understanding and practice
  • Audition preparation and organization
  • Leadership organizational practices and systems
  • Volunteer recruitment and retention
  • Ableton, Logic Pro/Mainstage, Protools training
  • Equipment, hardware/software needs

Instruments

  • Female/Male Vocals
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Piano
  • Keys/Synth
  • Drums
  • Acoustic Violin
  • Electric Violin
  • Acoustic Cello

Eligibility

Adults and high school students

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