A 2-day conference for musicians, leaders, technicians & songwriters to Improve Skill and Inspire Talent!

November 14 & 15, 2008
Overlake Christian Church Redmond, WA
Lots of Folks Like You 100+ Workshops 90+ Exhibitors 50+ Presenters 2 Days of Training 2 Evening Concerts 1 Great God!

Starfield Lincoln Brewster Paul Baloche Kathryn Scott Brian Doerksen Abraham Laboriel Brenton Brown Gregg Bissonette Paul Jackson Jr. Bob Kauflin Karen Lafferty Andy Park Kelly Carpenter Mike Howerton Sarah MacIntosh Above the Golden State
and many more, look inside...


ENJOY THESE TRACKS Leadership/Teams Vocals Guitar Keyboards Bass Guitar Drums/Percussion Winds/Strings Songwriting Indie Artists Audio Video Lighting


seven years 25 million children will be orphaned by AIDS.
Our Hope Initiative is bringing together caring Americans, churches, and private and public partners to reach out to millions of children and families affected by AIDS. Together we're providing hurting families with things like food, clean water, health care, education, and prevention that works in the fight against AIDS. Help us turn the tide against AIDS. ���������������������������������������� Stop by the World Vision booth, and find out more about how you can help a child in need today!
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. For more information, please visit www.worldvision.org.





the moment

tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom tnemom

Win a classroom video projector package

Win a Fender Strat

Worship Solutions Center on the main exhibit floor
at the



$3400 value!

Lincoln Brewster!

$800 value!

signed by

brought to you by

Get hands-on with the hottest worship gear! try it free


All new song search engine with free song lyrics, themes, scripture references & more New songs, free sheet music and streaming audio & video every week! Membership is FREE!
8x5 promo card_final.indd 1 5/8/08 6:24:50 AM


New Song Café 2 CD+Digital Songbook

Leeland Opposite Way Songbook

Casting Crowns Worship Songbook

Matt Maher Empty & Beautiful Songbook

Cut-Capo Guitar Course DVD

Check out these exciting new products from Worship Together, packed full of chord charts, bios, photos, a new format of sheet music, videos, and more!

ion in Rising to the Occas Good... is Our 6th Year! God

CMS@Overlake Sponsors


ian Summit! Christian Music sixth year of the d to be in our We are so blesseit? lieve that should Can you be tive action word sciples... sing is a descrip di e is “Rising.” Ri ed to be active This year our them for Christian musicians. We ne e occasion, we are rising place g to th t, God’s e are risin be common the Old Testamen worship Jesus, w we are rising to ership in our communities. In proclaiming the glory of e, to a place of lead ten on the front lines of battl usicians in today’s world, of musicians were their enemies... As Christian m ho can be against us? We the Lord before not retreat. If God is for us, w we need to rise, ng! Ki in follow the Risen Lutheran Church08. at Our Savior 20 nnings in 2003 S conferences nationwide in first ble begi eat Since our hum have grown to three CM ed out to be a gr Buffalo, NY turn ce at Lincoln Brewster’s coma, WA, we Ta l conference in en hape nfer Our CMS@theC r Thriving Musician Summit co l success in it’s second year. ou year event, and ento, CA was another wonderfu e church in Sacram s. We are in th a. more conference at adding two host CMS Southwest in Arizon & e looking g In 2009, we ar with Spirit West Coast to a, Martin Lightin in at Shure, Yamah us ning stages plan our good friends w conference called WATS Pl ing with . And we are join cial Audio to present a ne of this program maha Commer at Overlake - check out page 32 Ya re February right he ts we produce. ing with the even g to God’s lead n musicians, technicians continue risin Our desire is to provide resources for Christia their talent. ire ion is to eir skill and insp Our miss will improve th and leaders that Blessings! ctor | Matt Kees / Dire Bruce Adolph / Producer

design & layout, edit: Matt Kees ad sales, edit: Bruce Adolph CMS@Overlake 2007 photos: Samuel Vert printer: J&D Printing, Tacoma, WA

CMS@Overlake Program
CMS Productions

special thanks to:

4227 South Meridian, Suite C-275 Puyallup, WA 98373 (253) 770-0650 office (253) 770-0659 fax

Schedule & Event Info______________________6 Featured Artists & Keynote Speakers __________8 Presenters ____________________________11-13 Why Do We Sing in Worship? by Bob Kauflin 17 Session 1 Workshops (Fri.) ________________ 20 Session 2 Workshops (Fri.) ________________ 21 Session 3 Workshops (Fri.) ________________ 22 Session 4 Workshops (Sat.) ________________ 24 Session 5 Workshops (Sat.) ________________ 25 Session 6 Workshops (Sat.) ________________ 26 Campus Map & Menu ___________________ 28 Exhibitor Map __________________________ 30

info@christianmusiciansummit.com www.ChristianMusicianSummit.com
CMS Productions Staff Bruce Adolph - Producer, VP Matt Kees - Director, President John Mills - Audio Production Kymberly Kees - Registration Judy Adolph - Hospitality Debi Davis - Executive Asst Brian Felix - Customer Support, Sales Mgr. Dave Carr - Lighting Production Bill Kees - Guest Relations Overlake Christian Church team: Mike Howerton - lead pastor Jesse Butterworth - worship leader Jeremy Michalski - event coordinator Marc Breda - technical director JL - technical assistant Kyna Moore - video production Scott Noon - facilities



Friday, November 14, 2008 8:00 AM Doors Open / Exhibits Open* 9:00 Opening Worship - Paul Baloche 9:25 Keynote Message - Bob Kauflin 9:50 Welcome & Announcements 10:15 Session 1 (pg. 20) 11:30 Session 2 (pg. 21) 12:30 PM Lunch Break / Exhibits Open* 2:00 Afternoon Concert & Prayer Time - Paul Baloche, Pastor Mike Howerton Mi 3:00 Session 3 (pg. 22) 4:30 General Session - Billy Smiley & Scott Wesley Smi Brown - ‘Finding & Writing Worship Hymns for Modern Worship’ 5:00 Dinner Break / Exhibits Open* 7:30 Evening Concert - Super Group: Abraham Laboriel, Gregg Bissonette, Paul Jackson Jr, Tom Brooks & Carl Albrecht - Kathryn Scott - Lincoln Brewster 10:30 PreSonus Late Night Acoustic Lounge featuring Sarah MacIntosh Saturday, November 15, 2008 8:00 AM Doors Open / Exhibits Open* 9:00 Worship - Brenton Brown 9:25 Keynote Message - Bob Kauflin 9:50 Announcements 10:15 Session 4 (pg. 24) 11:30 Session 5 (pg. 25) 12:30 PM Lunch Break / Exhibits Open* 2:00 Afternoon Concert - Sarah MacIntosh 2:30 Keynote Message - Mike Howerton 3:00 Session 6 (pg. 26) 4:45 General Session - Jon Abel & Andy Park 5:15 Dinner Break / Exhibits Open* 7:30 Evening Concert - Above the Golden State t - Songwriters in the Round: Songwr Brian Doerksen, Kathryn Scott, Karen Lafferty, Kelly Carpenter, Brenton Brown, Andy Park, Lincoln Brewster, Sarah MacIntosh - Starfield
*Exhibit Halls will be open throughout the day, both days Exhibit day
schedule & artists subject to change

CMS@Overlake Schedule

REGISTRATION RATES Registering for the 2-day Summit gains you access to the workshop sessions, the general sessions, the exhibits, and both evening concerts. Registration does not cover the cost of food, travel or lodging.

Individual Rate Group Rate (5 or more) $149 (p/ person) $134 (p/ person)

LOCATION This 2-day event will take place at Overlake Christian Church, in Redmond, WA. WORKSHOPS The CMS@theChapel will offer over 100 workshops in the following tracks... • Leadership • Teams • Vocals • Guitar • Keyboards • Bass • Drums/Percussion • Winds/Strings • Songs • Indie Artists • Audio • Video • Lighting PRESENTERS Sharing & presenting these workshops are over 50 Presenters representing the best of the Christian Music industry. Check out pages 8 & 11-13 for bios on our presenters and artists. EXHIBITS In addition to workshops, the CMS offers registrants access to many exhibit booths. Check out page 30 for a listing of exhibitors; Gear, instruments, record labels, resources and more. POLICIES ~ CHILDREN & INFANTS We do not provide a special rate for children, nor do we provide child care. Though there are many talented young musicians, we recommend that children 12 and under, as well as infants, not attend the conference. If you are a nursing mother and must bring your infant, please repsect the other registrants by leaving a workshop, session or concert if your baby becomes disruptive. Children are welcome to attend the evening concerts. Again, please respect other attendees by taking your child out if they become distracting. ~ RECORDING Audio or video recording the workshops, sessions and/or concerts is prohibited, due to licensing issues. ~ BRINGING INSTRUMENTS There are a few workshops for guitar, bass and strings where presenters encourage attendees to bring their instrument. Please do so. Please note, however, that neither the CMS Productions nor Overlake Christian Church are responsible for lost or stolen property. We do not have a ‘storage’ facility, so guitars will have to be held or stored at your own risk. ~ CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS If you are unable to attend, you have a couple of options. You can either switch over your registration to another individual, or you can contact us for an 90% refund. 10% is retained to cover various service fees we incur.

Cancellations will NOT be refunded after Oct. 31, 2008.

MEGA Life Worship Friday 3:00 PM in the Chapel PreSonus LATE NIGHT ACOUSTIC LOUNGE featuing Sarah MacIntosh Friday 10:30 PM in the Chapel Come to the Quiet Saturday 3:15 PM in the Chapel ALL WORKSHOPS in the Student Room are being video recorded for a future resource... join us!

Let There Be Light Art Exhibit will be open during the entire conference at various locations around the church

WORSHIP SOLUTIONS CENTER presented by CCI Solutions in the Louder Room exhibit hall


Inspired by their home congregation, Starfield’s new songs are accessible enough for corporate worship while offering listeners a potent combination of substance and style. The substance turns out to be the theme and title of the record - I will go. I Will Go is a difficult song to sing and not act on. Ultimately, we hope to provide perspective on how comfortable and convenient our lives have become. With I Will Go, Starfield’s musical mission has never been clearer. Instead of offering the masses yet another CD, the band ventures out into a hurting world with an intentional message that encourages listeners to step behind the confines of comfort for a life of faith that is truly extraordinary.

Starfield / www.starfieldonline.com

Lincoln Brewster / www.lincolnbrewster.com

A love and natural gift for the guitar landed Brewster a gig with mainstream rocker Steve Perry (Journey) and led to offers from mainstream rock labels all before he was 21. But Brewster had made a commitment to Christ in his late teens, and instead took a position at his local church as a sound technician. Lincoln signed with Integrity Music Group in Mobile, AL, finding a label home that allowed him to record the modern, rock-tinged worship for which he has become known. In addition to his role as worship leader each Sunday in his home church, Brewster is also serving as a worship music instructor at various worship conferences throughout the country. Dove Award-winning songwriter Paul Baloche has written hundreds of worship songs that have been featured on countless albums. Songs such as “Open the Eyes of My Heart”, “Above All”, “Hosanna”, and “Your Name” have quickly become church favorites. Paul frequently travels the world teaching and leading others in worship. In addition to being a songwriter, Paul has developed a series of teaching DVD’s designed to help worship teams increase their skill and confidence in leading others in worship. A gifted songwriter and musician, Brenton has written many worship songs, including “Everlasting God,” “Lord, Reign in Me,” “All Who Are Thirsty,” and “Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing).” Everlasting God was released with Survivor and with Sparrow in the States. In 2005 the Browns reluctantly left London and their home church of Holy Trinity Brompton for California. Since then they have been welcomed into the Horizon family of churches and have travelled across the States and beyond leading worship in churches as far afield as Sweden and Korea. 2008 saw the arrival of a baby daughter called Bella, and Brenton’s second solo project, ‘Because of your love.’ Brenton has been lucky enough to have his songs recorded by Chris Tomlin and Lincoln Brewster. He has 5 songs in CCLI’s top 100.

Kathryn Scott / kathrynscott.blogspot.com

Paul Baloche / www.leadworship.com

Kathryn has been leading worship since 1997. She was mentored by Brian Doerksen for a couple years at the end of the 90’s, and it was during this time that she wrote the congregation favorite, “Hungry (Falling on My Knees).” She has released two recordings on Integrity Music, Satisfy and I Belong. She is busy being a Mum of two little girls, and along with her husband, Alan, she pastors Causeway Coast Vineyard in Northern Ireland.

Abraham Laboriel

Abraham Laboriel is a world renowned bassist and the founder of the band KOINONIA. He was born and raised in Mexico City where he received his earliest musical training from his father, a gifted guitarist and composer. He has performed and recorded with many jazz artists including George Benson, Larry Carlton, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Grusin, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Manhattan Transfer, Joe Pass, Joe Sample, Diane Schuur, and Sara Vaughan. He was in fact voted by his peers in the LA Chapter of NARAS as the “Most Valuable Player” in the Bass chair for the three years in a row, joining Ray Brown and Chuck Domanico in that honor.

Brenton Brown / www.brentonbrown.com

Paul may be seen regularly on many television specials with the Rickey Minor All star Band – most recently “American Idol”, “America Has Talent.” And “Duets” (Rickey Minor is shown with Paul and Patrice Rushen). Paul also was music director for the Martin and Robert Townsend TV series and the American Music Awards honoring Bob Hope. Paul’s solo career includes six CD’s, the first of which received a Grammy nomination. He will soon release his seventh CD “Lay It Back.” He also has participated in CD collaborations with notables such as George Benson, Earl Klugh, and others.. His latest Blue Note release included two singles which were in the top ten, and one of which was number one and remained there for weeks. His third consecutive single “Never too Much”,from the collaboration “Forever for always for Luther” also achieved top ten status.

Paul Jackson Jr / www.pauljacksonjr.com

Brian Doerksen / www.briandoerksen.com

Gregg Bissonette / www.greggbissonette.com

Gregg is a sought after drummer from Los Angeles. He has played for a wide variety of folks, including The Maynard Ferguson Big Band, Ringo Starr, James Taylor, David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, Toto, Brian Wilson, Electric Light Orchestra, Andy Summers, The Pat Boone Heavy Metal Big Band, Linda Ronstadt, Santana and many, many more!

Raised on the west coast of Canada in Abbotsford B.C., Brian Doerksen has always had a passion for expressing worship through music. In the late 90’s he lived in the UK for 2 years, where he trained worship leaders and songwriters in the UK and Ireland and produced ‘Hungry’ and “Come now is the Time”. After returning to live in Canada, he continued to produce for Vineyard Music and then did his first recording with Integrity in Dublin , Ireland called “You Shine” in 2002. His songs include “Come, now is the time to worship”, which is currently in the top 5 on the CCLI charts. Other songs include ‘Hope of the nations’, ‘Faithful One’, ‘Refiner’s Fire’, and ‘Hallelujah (Your love is amazing)’.

Andy Park / www.andypark.ca

Sarah MacIntosh, formerly the lead singer for a band called Chasing Furies, now independent artist and worship leader. After some life changes, state changes, and focus changes she has finally released a new cd, her first of all original songs. Before moving to San Diego with her husband Jonathan, she toured and sang with Michael W. Smith on his Worship Tour. She and her husband work with Horizon Church in the San Diego area.

Sarah MacIntosh myspace.com/sarahmacintoshmusic

Andy began recording with Vineyard Music in the late 1980s. He has participated on many Vineyard recordings, including “The River Is Here”, “Blessed Be The Name”, “Eternity”, “Name Above All” and ”All I Need”. In 2000, Andy released a solo project called, “Night and Day”. In December of 2004, Vineyard Music released Andy’s latest project, “In the Secret”, which is a compilation of some old favorites plus a few newer tunes. In the Spring of 1998, his family moved back to Langley, B.C., Canada, to join the staff at the North Langley Vineyard.

Karen Lafferty / www.musiciansformissions.com

Kelly Carpenter / www.kelsongs.com

Kelly Carpenter is a musician, songwriter, and worship leader whose songs have been featured on numerous inspirational recordings. He is best known for having written “Draw Me Close (To You)” as well as “Send Your Rain” and “Arise Oh Lord”. He is currently the worship pastor at Vineyard Community Church in Shoreline, Washington. He and his wife Merrilyn live in nearby Woodinville along with their two dogs.

Karen founded Musicians For Missions International (MFMI) in 1981 as a part of YWAM in Amsterdam, Holland. She states, “God has called me to be a ‘Musicianary’; to seek those places where others aren’t going and to disciple the national musicians, who can then reach their own nations. I believe there are other Christian musicians with that calling too. MFMI’s goal is to work with the local church to facilitate these musicians into ministry, especially “missions.” For more than two decades Karen has concentrated her energies on developing MFMI. She has led many multinational music teams on tours in more than 50 countries.

Above the Golden State

Bob traveled for 8 years with the contemporary Christian group GLAD as a song writer, speaker, and arranger. He was a major contributor to The A Cappella Project. Since 1985, he has served as a pastor. In 1997, he moved to Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland to serve as director of worship development for Sovereign Grace Ministries. His currently equips pastors and musicians in the theology and practice of congregational worship, and contributes to Sovereign Grace recordings. Those have included Upward: The Bob Kauflin Hymns Project, Worship God Live, and Valley of Vision. He also leads worship at Covenant Life Church, led by Josh Harris, and writes a blog at www. worshipmatters.com. He and his wife, Julie, have six children and four grandchildren.

For Michael Watson, songwriter and lead vocalist of Portland, Oregon- based band Above the Golden State, there has never been an inkling of doubt as to why he is doing what he is doing. We have no desire to bring glory to ourselves but to join in with you and everyone else to glorify God together. We know not to find our worth in anything other than Jesus Christ. We are in this together.

Bob Kauflin / www.worshipmatters.com

Mike Howerton / www.occ.org

Mike Howerton is the lead pastor at Overlake Christian Church. He’s been serving God full time since 1992 and spent six of those years as College Pastor at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California before joining the Overlake team in 2004. He was educated at Pepperdine University and Fuller Theological Seminary. The focus of Mike’s ministry is always to bring glory to Jesus, to introduce people to the love and freedom he offers and to inspire those already in a relationship of love with Jesus to live the LIFE He offers and calls us into.



Better with tubes.


What do you need to record a band? Two tube preamps with analog limiters for vocals, bass guitar, guitars and overdubs, eight high-headroom preamplifiers for drums, six balanced TRS inputs for keyboards, drum machines, and sound modules, MIDI I/O, zero-latency monitoring, multiple headphone mixes and recording software with samples, loops and plug-ins.


Be sure to check out the PreSonus Late Night Acoustic Lounge in the Chapel featuring

Sarah MacIntosh
Fri. Nov 14 10:30 PM

©2008 PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Our workshop presenters are listed in alphabetical order by last name. In addition to teaching, many of these folks will be featured in action - either on stage, or behind the scenes. Most of these instructors will also have merchandise for sale in the upstairs exhibit hall - the “Not-so-LOUD” room.
All presenters subject to change.

Jon Abel / www.jonabel.com A writer with Nashville’s Universal/Brentwood Benson Music and GreatWorshipSongs.com, Jon’s song “Awesome Is The Lord Most High” was recently covered on both the Passion: Everything Glorious CD and Chris Tomlin’s two-time Grammy nominated and Gold-selling See The Morning album. Jon leads worship on Sunday mornings at his home church, Highland Park Presbyterian’s 1105 gathering in Dallas, TX. Carl Albrecht / www.carlalbrecht.com Carl has been a professional drummer & percussionist for over 30 years. He has played on over 80 Integrity Music projects; Maranatha Praise Band recordings 7 thru 10, & numerous other Christian, Pop, Country, Jazz, & Commercial projects. He has performed with Don Moen, Paul Baloche, Lenny LeBlanc, Bob Fitts, Paul Wilbur, Alvin Slaughter, Darrell Evans, Phil Driscoll, Koinonia, Abe Laboriel & Friends, Kim Hill, Paul Overstreet, LeAnn Rimes, Jason Upton, Travis Cottrell and many others. Carl officially endorses & “uses” YAMAHA Drums and SHURE microphones. Jeff Berg / www.planningcenteronline.com Jeff Berg is the president and founder of Ministry Centered Technologies, Inc., a custom web development corporation located in California. Jeff graduated from Biola University with a degree in Organizational Leadership. Before he started Ministry Centered Technologies Jeff was the Director of Creative Development at Southwest Community Church. There he developed many systems to help Southwest respond to response cards, sell tickets, check-in children and plan worship. Jeff, his wife Shannon and their two year old daughter Hannah reside in Indio, CA. Mitch Bohannon / www.bos-capos.com Mitch is one of the pioneers in the development of the cut-capo, an alternate tuning device used by many worship leaders today, including Chris Tomlin and Rick Cua. His charts and articles can be found in Christian Musician and Worship Musician Magazine. He has also been featured in WorshipTogether.com’s New Song Cafe displaying the advantages of using short cut capos. Mitch lives in Dayton, Texas, where he serves as a Music Pastor at First Baptist Church. Rick Boring / www.CCISolutions.com Rick has extensive experience in the design and operation of video production and presentation systems, as well as audio and lighting systems. With a degree in business administration, he brings a unique and powerful perspective to both the technical and functional aspects of video and audio systems. Rick’s ability to understand a client’s presentation and performance needs, as well as their technical requirements, allows him to bring cost effective and technologically superior solutions designed to maximize the return on investment. Tom Brooks / www.worshipalliance.com Tom Brooks is best known as Senior Producer, Arranger, and Keyboardist on the award winning “HOSANNA! MUSIC” Praise & Worship Series from INTEGRITY MUSIC. Tom has produced over 100 Christian albums; several receiving Gold and Platinum Record status and “Dove Award” honors. Tom has produced many artists in Christian Music; including Ron Kenoly, Crystal Lewis, Don Moen, Graham Kendrick, Sandi Patti, Bob Fitts, Twila Paris, Kent Henry, and more. Tom’s productions are an integral part of the multi-platinum “SONGS 4 WORSHIP SERIES”; the largest selling Christian albums in history. Scott Wesley Brown / www.scottwesleybrown.com Scott, whose career has spanned three decades, continues to prove his relevancy to the changing times. He has recorded 23 albums and his music has been recorded by many popular Christian artists including Amy Grant, Petra and Sandi Patty. He has traveled to fifty countries and worked with Compassion International, Youth With a Mission, OPEN DOORS, Operation Mobilization and Campus Crusade for Christ (Jesus Film) on various missions projects abroad. He serves as a Worship Pastor at Scottsdale Bible Church in the Phoenix area.

Jesse Butterworth / www.jessebutterworth.com Jesse is the worship leader and creative director of the “Illuminate” service at Overlake Christian Church. He is also an award winning singer, producer, songwriter and author. He is the cofounder of the Dove nominated band, Daily Planet and also maintains a successful solo career. He loves superheroes, The Beatles, and his beat-up guitar. But the real loves of his life are his wife, Marisa and their son, Liam. He is the author of the book, “Six String Rocketeer: Holding Life Together When Your Parents Split Apart” and has released several CDs over the years.

David Carr / www.martin.com www.baysideonline.com David is currently serving Bayside Church of Granite Bay, CA as the Lighting Director, as well as various projects around North America. He has over 14 years experience working with local churches and industry leaders. He’s been involved in a few Emmy and Tony award winning shows over the years. Such as the Bruce Springsteen and the E street band Live at Maddison square Gardens HBO special. Projects including but not limited to: Bruce Springsteen and the E street band, Bob Dylan, Sammy Hagar, The Grateful Dead, Van Halen, Stars on Ice, and NBC Sports, and many more. Has a deep passion for seeing the advancement of lighting education in today’s church. Tim Carson / www.vocalartistry.com Tim Carson is the founder of Vocal Artistry and the Vocal Artistry Training Series. Tim was on the music staff at Willow Creek Community Church for 12 years and taught at Wheaton College where he developed new curriculum for singing modern styles. His former students include recording artists, Broadway/musical theater professionals, and worship leaders around the country. Vocal Artistry has a full line of vocal training products and offers workshops all over North America.

Andy Chamberlain / www.musicademy.com Andy was trained at the Academy of Contemporary Music, works as anoccasional session musician and previously for the Herts Music Service as a tutor.Andy teaches on many of Musicademy’s guitar courses and oversees all the course development and teaching. Andy presents the Musicademy guitar DVDs. Andy has played at festivals such as Soul Survivor, New Wine, Spring Harvest and Spirit West Coast (US) and worked with many worship leaders including Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Martyn Layzell, Vicky Beeching, Viola and Lloyd Wade. Marc Cooper / www.coopdeville.com Coop’s career has taken him all over the world performing and exciting audiences in such countries as Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Japan, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Africa, Scandinavia, England, Austria, Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Sweden and throughout the US and Canada. Coop has performed live on stage with Joe Walsh, Steve Howe, the amazing Danny Gatton, pick up designer Seymour Duncan, drummers Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth/Joe Satriani), Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck), bassist Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report /Santana), and Pat Travers. Dan Craik / www.yamaha.com/ca Dan is the newly appointed House of Worship Marketing Manager for the US and Canada for Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Inc. Before coming to Yamaha as a Product Manger in 1998, he served as the Technical Director of the School of Performing Arts at California State University, Chico and Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Audio Recording Institute.

Rick Cua / www.rickcua.com Rick was a member of the legendary rock band The Outlaws in the 1980s, recording two gold records with them. A profound spiritual journey then led Rick to transition into Christian music and become an ordained minister, going on to release eleven albums with six #1 songs and nine top five hits. From writing worship songs and leading worship to being part of the Worship Together team and the formation of Springhill Worship, Cua remains dedicated to this genre. Cua has recently launched “All For The King Music” as a new song resource to Worship Leaders and Church Musicians. Dave Dartnall / www.howrt.com Dave has been leading worship for close to thirty years, and has utilized sound systems in every size and in almost every possible type of setting. Dave understands the essential elements of producing excellent sound, and has discovered and developed many creative solutions to the myriad of challenges that worship bands and technical directors face. He is the House of Worship Resource Team leader and serves the needs of those involved in the Christian worship and music community, along with Grammy Award winning mixing engineer, Steve Smith, former Technical Director of Overlake Christian Church.


Freddy DeMarco / www.voxamps.com Freddy DeMarco is an in-demand session player and live guitarist hailing from the Midwest . His formal music training includes string bass studies at Ohio University and Jazz studies at Cleveland State. While attending school, Freddy competed in numerous guitar competitions throughout the Midwest (emerging as a winner or finalist each time). Throughout his career as a live guitarist, Freddy has played with an impressive array of artists, including Warrant, Steve Vai and Mike Keneally, as well as opening tour slots for Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, and Nuno Bettencourt, among others.

Sheri Gould Sheri Gould is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She’s taught voice, been a worship leader and music director for over 25 years. For 13 years she directed Good News Productions, an evangelistic outreach involving singing, drama, dance and original musicals. She writes for Worship Musician! Magazine and tours the country with her husband teaching and equipping the Body of Christ at such conferences as, Karitos, Worship Institute Northeast, His Call Ministries and Christian Musician Summit in Seattle, WA. Ben Gowell / www.leadworship.com A session player and guitar instructor based out of Minneapolis, MN, Ben travels extensively with Paul Baloche, playing at worship conferences and concerts both domestically and internationally.. His heart is to encourage guitarists to worship God through their instrument whatever the style maybe. Ben has served as the Creative Arts Director at Valley Creek Church in Woodbury, MN for the last 4 years. He also plays regularly with Michael W. Smith, Sara Groves, Lenny Leblanc, Don Moen, Reuben Morgan, and many other Integrity Music artists. David Harsh / www.davidharsh.com David Harsh is a 1st place National award-winning songwriter from Seattle who brings new levels of creativity to the acoustic guitar. Although he was originally trained as an opera singer in multiple languages, David now finds joy in serving the Lord by performing original music and leading worship all over the country. He has released 3 independent albums and is rapidly becoming known as “the guy who plays a guitar with his feet,” where he plays two guitars at the same time on his song “Four Limbs.” Greg Hearns / www.CCISolutions.com Greg is a graduate of the Seattle Art Institute with specialized training in recording and mixing. He has trained technical staff--volunteer and paid--in the fine art of operating sound in support of various styles of performance in many venues on the West Coast. He is also experienced in video production and the use of live-broadcast TV. Greg brings a unique and powerful perspective to both the technical and functional aspects of presentation systems to partner with the client to maximize technology within budgetary considerations.

Barry DeVorzon / www.masterwriter.com Barry DeVorzon recently had a hit with “No More Drama” recorded by Mary J. Blige, which went Top 5 and platinum. His “Theme From S.W.A.T.” was featured in the motion picture, “S.W.A.T.” The original music from “The Warriors” is coming out in a new video game by the same name.

Doug Doppler / www.guitar411.com Recording artist, touring musician, studio player, clinician and teacher are but a few of the hats that guitarist Doug Doppler wears. Signed to Steve Vai’s highly acclaimed Favored Nations label, Doug share one other key thing in common with his “boss”, they are both former pupils of guitar maestro Joe Satriani - and yes, Doug has already played at G3. Doppler’s upcoming U.S. tour frames him with another guitar hero - the legendary Michael Schenker of UFO and MSG fame. No stranger to the road, Doug most recently toured across Europe in 2006 opening for Gilby Clarke of Guns N’ Roses and Rock Star Supernova. Stan Endicott / www.consumingworship.com Stan Endicott is a nationally-recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor, Music Producer and Mentor to hundreds of Worship Leaders around the country. With more than 25 years serving the Church and the Gospel as a Worship Leader, Music Producer and Worship Consultant, Stan has produced more than 200 albums for Maranatha Music and directed music productions for dozens of internationallyknown names and events such as Franklin Graham Ministries and Promise Keepers. David Ellefson / www.davidellefson.com After formal training on keyboard instruments and saxophone as a kid David was drawn to the bass guitar because of it’s growling low end and undeniable presence in heavy rock music. At age 18 David moved to Los Angeles and has worked diligently during his career becoming a premier metal and hard rock bassist. Perhaps best known as one of the long time members of Megadeth, additionally, his vast experience and knowledge of the music industry have allowed him to author many literary works on the subject, venture into music production, songwriting collaborations, session work, clinics and teaching seminars. He is currentlyinvolved with MEGA Life worship in Scottsdale, AZ. Corey Fournier / www.rolandus.com Corey studied music at the University of Southern California and travels extensively as a music technology clinician and performer. He has performed as a keyboardist and vocalist with Tommy Walker, Darlene Zschech, Paul Baloche, and the Parachute Band. He has also developed numerous training videos and resources for Roland and is a regular contributor to music industry publications. He is the editor of Roland’s Worship Connection newsletter and the book, All About Music Technology in Worship published by Hal Leonard. Bill Gibson / www.billgibsonmusic.com As president of Northwest Music and Recording, Bill has spent the last 25 years writing, recording, producing and teaching music and has become well-known for his production, performance and teaching skills. Bill has written more than 20 books, a DVD, and a VHS video along with a dozen online courses. His most recent book “The Ultimate Church Sound Operator’s Handbook” was published by Hal Leonard. His writings take into the consideration the desire for excellence working in concert with the appreciation of volunteers and the way they interact with the pastoral staff and church leaders. Doug Gould / www.shure.com Doug Gould is Senior Market Developer for Shure, Inc. His job is to train up musicians, techs and pastors in the use of microphones, personal monitors and wireless sysytems in churches and worship conferences all over the United States and Canada. He has been employed in the Pro Audio and Music Industry for over 25 years and also serves as worship leader in is home church in New Jersey. You can reach him at gould_ doug@shure.com

Paul Herman / www.ccli.com Paul Herman is a songwriter, worship leader and the Marketing Manager of CCLI. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from George Fox University and has served as marketing/communications specialist for a number of ministries.

Sandy Hoffman / www.EssentialWorship.com Sandy Hoffman has been instructing and leading Christians in worship for over 24 years. He is the author of the Beginning and Essential Worship Guitar and Keyboard Books and DVDs. Sandy also writes a regular column, “Tips For Tight Teams,” for Worship Musician Magazine. Sandy’s personal mission statement is, “To go before the throne of God and take others with me.” He practices this mission while acting as the Director of Worship Arts for Grace Community Church in Santa Fe, NM. Gene Houck / www.audixusa.com Gene is the National Sales Manager for Audix Microphones. He is a published technical writer who has written several articles on microphones and microphone applications. He works directly with such artists as Phil Keaggy, P.O.D., Kutless and Salvador. As a former Worship Leader, he brings an intimate understanding of the audio challenges in today’s House of Worship. Gene is also a great bassist in his own right. He toured with national artists such as Maria Muldaur, the great blues guitarist Roy Rogers and Norton Buffalo. He currently performs with with the Northwest Ray Charles tribute, Patrick Lamb, as well as the worship team at his church. Paul Jackson / www.mediashout.com Paul serves as executive vice-president, with a hand in sales, special marketing and strategic relationships. Before launching MediaComplete he directed national ministries for Josh McDowell, where he commissioned Todd to develop a high-end show control system that would eventually serve as “grandfather” to MediaShout. Paul’s long ministry experience has included managing Christian bands, producing film, multimedia and curriculum projects, and serving as consultant to many national ministries. He and his wife, Deborah, and their two teenagers, Daryn and Alex, MediaShout users both, recently relocated to Lebanon, Tennessee from McKinley, Texas.


Tom Jackson / www.tomjacksonproductions.com Since 1988, Tom has been one of the leading onstage consultant/ producers for tours, showcases and shows in the Music industry. Tom’s passion is to develop artists onstage skills and produce shows that are unique. Tom has a calling to help the independent/unsigned artists and their ministries. Tom has helped hundreds of independent “indie” artists with not just onstage coaching but he has been directly responsible for helping raise millions of dollars for independent artists and their ministries. Cherlyn Johnson / www.cherlynmusic.com A versatile violinist, concert artist, worship leader, composer and clinician, Cherlyn holds a Master of Music from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. In addition to being on faculty of colleges, conservatories and music schools across the county, she’s played with artists from Natalie Cole and Liza Minnelli, to Dave Irish, contemporary worship bands, and artists from the Crystal Cathedral. Her ability to play all styles and improvise freely with the flow of the Holy Spirit has led her to play throughout the United States for Christian artists, churches, conferences and national events.

Tim Moon / street musicianary For over 30 years Tim Moon has been a been a full time “street musicianary”. Sharing the gospel along with his music on the street corners all over the Bay area of California.

Rick Naqvi / www.presonus.com Rick is the director of sales and marketing for PreSonus Audio. In addition to working in the pro audio industry, Rick is a fine guitarist in his own right, playing with several groups down in the Baton Rouge, Louisianna area.

Ed Kerr / www.kerrtunes.com Ed Kerr (pronounced ‘car’) has been a professional songwriter and recording artist for over two decades. For 13 years he was a lead vocalist and keyboard player for Harvest, a popular contemporary Christian music band. In the past 10 years he has written more than 100 songs recorded by Integrity Music. His playing is featured on “Rock of Ages”, “I Walk By Faith”, and “Forever”, recordings in Maranatha!Music’s popular Praise Band series, and he tours as an instructor in their Worship Leader Workshops. Ed has a Master’s Degree in piano performance and lives in Washington state with his wife, Carey, son, Cameron, and daughter, Natalie. Jesse Lewis / www.worshipfilms.com Jesse Lewis is president of WorshipFilms.com, which he founded with his brother Pete. While working in other careers, both were volunteering at their respective churches in the areas of technology, creativity and video. This led them to start a local production company, Studio L Productions, and WorshipFilms, which launched in 2003 and has since become a leader in the church multimedia movement.

Tom Norton, Korg USA Director of Training / www.korg.com Tom’s been at past CMS events helping people with their Korg TRITONS and other instruments. This year he’ll be on hand to show you tips and tricks on songwriting with Korg Workstations, as well as premiering the brand new, amazingly affordable, amazingly inspirational M50 Music Workstations. Tom will answer questions and help you learn to work more efficiently and more musically with your keyboard. Mike Overlin / www.yamaha.com Mike Overlin is the Manager of Worship Resources for Yamaha Corporation of America, and a worship leader and consultant with the Free Methodist Church in Southern California. A professional musician all his life, he served two tours of duty with the United States Air Force Band, fronted a group at Disneyland for six years and earned two gold records for audio engineering. He is currently a worship leader with Living Spring Christian Fellowship in Southern California. Steve Padilla / www.rosevillechurch.com Steve is the worship pastor for Bayside of Central Roseville (one of Bayside’s first church plants). In addition to being a worship leader for over ten years, he served under Lincoln Brewster’s ministry at Bayside, giving him an insight to thriving ministry. He is the keyboard player for Lincoln Brewster when he tours, and has played keys for numerous artists including Darlene Zschech and Paul Baloche. Before becoming a worship leader, Steve was a successful recording engineer working at the legendary Bad Animals in Seattle where artists like Nirvana and R.E.M. recorded. Mark Pearson / www.CCISolutions.com Mark graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Electronics. Mark’s experience in systems design engineering and project management includes First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, California and Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. He also has extensive experience as the audio director for the Seattle Mariners and as a consultant with On-Point Designs. Mark is also active in the media ministries of his local church. He brings an exceptional perspective to acoustical consulting and the technical design of audio, video and lighting systems. Steve Savanyu / www.audio-technica.com Savanyu joined Audio-Technica in 2000 and is currently the Marketing Manager, Installed Sound, Broadcast, Theater where he employs his extensive Audio-Technica product line knowledge, while exploring current market dynamics and trends to develop strategies for promoting both brand recognition and loyalty. Savanyu brings a thorough understanding of the importance of hands-on education initiatives and consistent communications efforts to his role as Market Manager, Installed Sound, Broadcast & Theater. Rich Severson / www.guitarcollege.com Rich has been playing professionally and teaching for over 30 years. He was an instructor at GIT in Hollywood, CA and Fresno Pacific University where he also directed the jazz band. After authoring guitar books for a major pubisher he developed and published his own guitar course curriculum available on his website GuitarCollege.com. Currently he is the music director at Norhtside Christian Church in Fresno, CA and plays in variety of other venues from solo guitar to big band orchestras. Rich is committed to raise the level of musicianship in the church traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada instructing at a variety of workshops, clinics and worship conferences.

Kent Margraves / www.sennheiser.com Kent Margraves spent many years as a professional megachurch audio director and free-lance mixer, which includes mixes for several thousand worship services and concerts including FOH, recording, and broadcast mixes in many worship venues. This days his fulltime work is with Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, focusing on Installed Sound and Worship applications and training. Kent still mixes regularly at his church in Charlotte, free lances when time allows, and operates TCG Media Group as a side business - which is dedicated to improving the audio experience in modern churches through customized training and contracting mixing. John Mills / www.techtraining101.com John is our Production Manager for the CMS@Overlake and CMS@theChapel. He has travelled around the country for the last 16 years touring with many amazing artists. Mills has worked in over 500 cities on his 4 year run with Chris Tomlin and the folks at Passion, over 200 cities with Shane and Shane, and close to 100 cities in his days with Lincoln Brewster. He also writes the FOH column for Worship Musician Magazine. Check out John’s audio equipping website with great articles and tips: www.techtraining101.com Frank Montgomery / www.passionatepraise.com I’m passionate about helping people cultivate a deeper relationship with God. My desire is to empower people to have intimate worship as a consistent part of their daily lifestyle. I know that the greatest thing is to love God with all of your heart, soul, and mind. I’ve been at Christian Faith Center since 1982 and each service we strive to create an atmosphere that inspires people to worship and celebrate Jesus. Music is a great tool to help us focus on the wonderful attributes of God. Keith Mohr / www.indieheaven.com As the founder and president of Indieheaven.com, Keith has worked with well over 2500 independent Christian artists, assisting them with marketing, promotions, distribution and lots of advice since 1997. In March of 2007, Mohr held his fourth conference for indie artists called the CIA Summit, which stands for Christian Indie Artist. The best teachers in their fields were assembled and almost 400 artists were in attendance. Many who attended said the event was life changing, as the focus of the event was cultivating relationships as artists fulfill their missions.


Craig Sibley / www.craigsibley.com An industry veteran, Craig Sibley has over 25 years of experience in the Pro-Audio and Music industries. Past endeavors have included sound design and consulting, while working with major recording artists/groups including Seal, Stevie Wonder, Yes, and Devo. His post production and composition credits include television, film and theatre with major Hollywood releases and Broadway productions. He’s an active songwriter/composer/producer and in addition, a Lead Worshiper at his church and whenever the need should arise! Billy Smiley / www.billysmiley.com Billy was a founder and member of the rock group White Heart. They went on to tour worldwide for 16 years, selling over 2.5 million records, with 17 #1 Singles, 2 Grammy nominations, and 23 Dove nominations. As a mentor, he helped develop, produce, and write for such artists as: The Newsboys, Susan Ashton, Steven Curtis Chapman, Margaret Becker, Be Be & Ce Ce Winans, Charity Von, Kristina, and Scott Wesley Brown. He has produced 27 No. 1 songs with 5 Grammy Nominations. As a songwriter he has co-written 22 no. 1 songs, and over 50 top 10 songs. Mark Smith / www.deltaAV.com Mark is a world-class engineer with 30 years of experience. He has mixed numerous studio projects, TV shows and live concerts. He has been a member of EMMY award teams and has been nominated for 3 TEC awards. He is the recipient of 4 Pro Sound News awards. His work was submitted for a GRAMMY. His client list contains notables such as Stevie Wonder, Hall & Oates, Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross to name a few. He won the AT&T 100 award for his work as the lead audio consultant for the ’96 Olympics. He Published VCA mixing in Live Sound in ’92. He brings a wealth of real world audio engineering expertise to any project, discussion or seminar. Steve Smith / www.howrt.com Having spent over 33 years in the heart of the industry, Steve has recorded and mixed numerous gold and platinum albums—including two Grammy award winners. He has designed, constructed, and operated several state-of-the-art recording studios. His experience recording for film, video game scores, and CDs, along with multimedia broadcasts and live events reflects the reputation of a “Who’s Who?” in the recording industry. Most importantly, Steve has spent the past six years serving as Technical Director of Overlake Christian Church, home of the Christian Musician Summit, and has become a “mentor’s mentor” for those in his position across the country. He is a parnter with Dave Dartnall in the House of Worship Resource Team which serves the needs of those involved in the Christian worship and music community. John Standefer / www.praiseguitar.com John Standefer has won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Contest and the International ‘Home of the Legends’ Guitar Contest and has many CDs, books and videos to his credit. When he’s not traveling all over the world concertizing and teaching his acclaimed ‘Praise Guitar Workshop’ in churches, he also writes the guitar column for Christian Musician Magazine. Ray van Straten / www.qscaudio.com Ray van Straten is Director of Entertainer Solutions at QSC Audio Products in Costa Mesa, CA. As a 25-year veteran of the music products industry and an accomplished, performing musician in his own right, he truly understands the needs of performers as to how and why they use their gear. His presentations are always lively and are sure to both inform and entertain. Ray serves in the Music Ministry at Inland Hills Church in Chino Hills, California.

Daryl Sutton / www.martin.com Daryl Sutton is the National Market Manager~ House of Worship (HOW) for Martin Professional, Inc. As resident technical advisory at his local church, The River (Forsyth, Missouri), Daryl dedicates his time serving in Worship Ministry. Daryl has spent the past 18 years in the professional Lighting and Audio industry in many capacities. His life passion is to “Inspire, Educate and Enable” the growth of Technology in the Worship Experience. Daryl is married to Heidi, his wife of 12 years, and lives in Branson, MO with their 4 boys (Colby, Kyle, Cooper & Kamden). Heidi Todd / www.p4square.com Heidi is on the Creative Arts staff of Puyallup Foursquare Church, where she’s been for over seven years and was recently made the worship pastor at a new satellite of PFC, “Foursquare Silver Creek”. Her background is primarily in worship ministry (starting at age twelve) while also enjoying work with youth, women, tech arts, and more.

Jimi Williams / blog.worshiptogether.com Jimi Williams has served as a worship leader for students and adults for the last 13 years. He is also a veteran of the Christian music business with 9 years of experience in music publishing. Jimi currently serves as the Director of Worship Resources for EMI CMG Publishing and oversees WorshipTogether.com, the leading online resource for worship leaders around the world. Outside of work and faith, Jimi enjoys down time with his wife Jennifer and his two sons Christian and Elijah.

Eric Wylie / www.summitmusic.info Eric Wylie, owner of Summit Music, LLC is involved with a wide range of churches in the Puget Sound area. He has been playing bass guitar for over 20 years and currently teaches bass and guitar. Summit Music provides FOH training seminars and for-hire FOH engineering services.

Martin Stillion / www.stillion.com/martin Multi-instrumentalist, Martin Stillion, a 13-year veteran of worship bands, plays at Seattle’s Bethany Presbyterian Church. Martin writes the mandolin column in Worship Musician Magazine. He is also a husband, father, writer, editor, webmaster, composer, recording artist, and instrument dealer. You can also check out his site... www.emando.com

Norm Stockton / www.normstockton.com As bassist, artist and clinician (MTD Basses, Gallien-Krueger, CMS Conferences), Norm Stockton travels throughout North America, Europe and Japan. As of 2006, Norm can be found playing bass & singing backing vocals with Lincoln Brewster. Norm has been profiled in Bass Player magazine, as well as the featured artist on the Gallien Krueger website. He also serves as the bass columnist for Christian Musician magazine. Norm lives in Orange County, CA, with his wife and daughters.

A majority of the workshops at CMS@Overlake will be audio recorded as mp3 files and will be made available for purchase after the event. Some workshops will not be available, due to licensing issues. Order forms will be available at the Event Information Desk (big round desk in the main hallway). The mp3 files will be mailed to purchasers after the event on a DVD-ROM. - Entire Conference $199 - Leadership/Teams $49 - Guitars (ac/elec) $49 - Vocals/Keys/Wind/Strings $49 - Bass/Drums $49 - Songs/Indie $49 - Audio/Video/Lighting $49 All classes at CMS are recorded with the Edirol R-09HR, generously provided by Roland and on-sale at their booth for special CMS prices.



BATE m/reba L-IN RE t www.shure.co 0 MAI ls a
More de tai

M58 IRED tS ON W e

“I’ve tried them all, but nothing sounds better than an SM58.”
- Paul Baloche

On stage or in the studio, wired or wireless, the SM58 is the industry-standard microphone. Engineered to withstand the grueling pressures of professional use, worship musicians and engineers alike know that this rugged and reliable microphone works as hard as they do to get the message across- every performance, every time. Visit shure.com today for more information.

© 2008 Shure Incorporated


Why Do We Sing in Worship?
by Bob Kauflin Why do Christians sing? Do you ever wonder if God even likes our singing? He obviously has better things to do than listen to our outof-tune voices belting out the same praise songs over and over. Right? Apparently not. The Bible mentions singing over 400 times, including fifty direct commands to sing God’s praise. And because God is infinitely wise and good, his commands are always for our benefit and his glory. God wants us to sing for a variety of reasons, all of them good. But one of the most important is to remember his Word. Colossians 3:16 commands us to “let the word of Christ dwell in us richly” as we sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to one another. There’s a connection between singing and letting the word of Christ dwell in us. Or any words, for that matter. Ever notice how easy it is to remember hymns you sang growing up, nursery rhymes, Christmas carols, or pop songs you learned as a teenager? Ever have trouble getting a TV commercial jingle out of your head? There’s a reason. Music has a universally recognized mnemonic power that scientists are just beginning to understand. They’re discovering that our brains are hard-wired to recognize, categorize, and remember patterns in music better than we remember patterns in words alone. A few years ago our church taught a series on Galatians. To help people remember the book, we produced a CD of Galatians Scripture songs. Later, I received an e-mail from a woman in our church whose husband lost his memory due to a stroke. He couldn’t answer the simplest of questions. But when she mentioned, “Galatians CD,” he instantly began singing songs from the CD, even though he had no memory of even studying the book as a church. Music helps us remember words we might otherwise forget. God knows the power of song to help us remember his Word. As the Israelites were about to enter the promised land, God told Moses to teach them a song, so that “when many evils and troubles have come upon them, this song shall confront them as a witness (for it will live unforgotten in the mouths of their offspring)” (Deut. 31:21). We remember what we sing. And there’s nothing more important to remember than the word of Christ. That “word” is the amazing news of God sending his Son to redeem a people for his glory. The entire Bible is filled with the word of Christ. Our songs should be, too. The feelings that music produces will fade, but the living and active Word of God will continue to work in our hearts, renew our minds, and strengthen our faith. Praise makes our times together profound; music makes them memorable. That’s why the words we sing matter. We remember them. Songs are more than
photos of Bob at CMS@Overlake 2007 by Samuel Vert

opportunities to express our emotions to God. They’re a way of “teaching and admonishing one another” (Col. 3:16). Songs can correct wrong thoughts about God, display the glories of Christ more clearly, and help us remember what we so easily forget. As one man put it, “We are what we sing.” Let’s not forget it.

Bob Kauflin www.worshipmatters.com Bob traveled for 8 years with the contemporary Christian group GLAD as a song writer, speaker, and arranger. He was a major contributor to The A Cappella Project. Since 1985, he has served as a pastor. In 1997, he moved to Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland to serve as director of worship development for Sovereign Grace Ministries. His currently equips pastors and musicians in the theology and practice of congregational worship, and contributes to Sovereign Grace recordings. Those have included Upward: The Bob Kauflin Hymns Project, Worship God Live, and Valley of Vision. He also leads worship at Covenant Life Church, led by Josh Harris, and writes a blog at www. worshipmatters.com. He and his wife, Julie, have six children and four grandchildren.


THIS is wireless excellence
“This week, we are going to be filling 14 services in seven rooms across five campuses with more than 10,000 people (that’s 20,000 ears, give or take), each needing to hear and understand our spoken program as well as our praise band’s performance. And this happens 52 weeks a year. There’s only one wireless mic that we depend on – and that’s Sennheiser. It’s always there, operating at peak performance, service after service. Thanks to Sennheiser, every ear in the house gets the message.”
Wes Hartley, Media Pastor, Lake Pointe Church

Sennheiser Wireless Microphones

Learn what Sennheiser can do for your house of worship at www.sennheiserusa.com/HOW

Sennheiser Electronic Corp • Tel 860-434-9190 Latin America: Tel 52-55-5638-1020 • Canada: Tel 514-426-3013 · www.sennheiser.ca

The next several pages are dedicated to the workshops that will be presented at CMS@Overlake. The Worship Center (aka Big Room) workshop is always listed first. After that, they are sorted by: LEADERSHIP, TEAMS, VOCALS, GUITAR, KEYS, BASS, DRUMS, WINDS/STRINGS, SONGS, INDIE, AUDIO, VIDEO, LIGHTING. Workshops and presenters subject to change.
= instruments welcome

FRIDAY, NOV 14, 2008 - SESSION 1 - 10:15 AM
Workshop & Description
WORSHIP BAND WORKSHOP Paul and his band demonstrate important concepts like *mapping out a song *improving your timing *thinking like an arranger *band dynamics and tempo *guitar vs. piano driven songs *making music more emotional *creating an atmosphere of worship WHY DO CHRISTIAN SING? “Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!” (Ps. 47:6) Why does God tell us so often not simply to praise him, but to sing his praises? Why not just praying and preaching? Why not just play instruments? Why words AND music, not just words alone? Why does God want us to sing? These are some of the questions this workshop will address, motivating you to sing with greater faith, understanding, and passion. WORSHIP FOR GENERATION NOW Leading your church into this century... timeless values for Generation NOW WHEN COMMITMENT IS THERE, BUT SKILL IS NOT Commitment is the glue, skill is the sizzle. We will talk about the joy of people who have both and how to build your team when skilled players are hard to find. VOCAL TECHNIQUE - Part 1 We’ll discuss basic vocal technique and care for the voice. Learn about the importance of proper training, breath support, tone quality, vibrato, how to strengthen your voice and increase your range as well as develop your own personal style. We’ll also discuss proper microphone technique and effective warm-ups. INTERMEDIATE GUITAR Tips to get you and your playing to the next level - and beyond. Intermediate - instruments welcome INTRODUCTION TO LEAD GUITAR Ever wanted to progress from acoustic to lead guitar but don’t know where to start? In this session you will learn five simple pentatonic scale shapes that will allow you to play the lead guitar right notes to any song in any key. Bring acoustic or electric guitars. BEGINNING WORSHIP GUITAR - 101 How to get started leading worship with acoustic guitar, even if you’ve never played before EXPANDING YOUR GUITAR PLAYING WITH VOX JamVOX The newest practice, performing, recording, educational and fun guitar tool to come out in a long time. GETTING ALONG WITH GUITARISTS A guitarist and a bass player will join me as I demonstrate by example ways that keyboard players can create parts that complement rather than compete with what guitarists are playing. Emphasis will be placed on developing a broader sonic palette, using pad sounds, string sounds, organ, and electric piano rather than simply using a grand piano sound. FROM BASS PYROTECHNICS TO ART This session will delve into some of the more advanced techniques employed in the contemporary electric bassist’s vocabulary, including slapping, tapping, chording, artificial harmonics, and more. We’ll explore ways in which these techniques can be incorporated in a musically appropriate and artistic manner. MUSICAL DRUMMING There’s more to playing drums than smackin’ heads with sticks. Learn from Gregg the art of playing drums more musically. WINDS IN WORSHIP - BASIC IMPROVISATION FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS We will cover the basics of improvisation and explore how the worship soloist can add to your church’s worship experience. What to play, when to play and when not to play. Using popular worship songs, we will explore chords, scales, rhythms and how they work together to create worshipful improvisation. SONGWRITING: A CREATIVE CALLING TO RISK AND SERVE Brian will explore issues like lyrics and theology, song structure and flow, the process of re-writing and co-writing and how to keep taking creative risks without leaving the people you are ministering to behind. Pastorally, he will speak into our calling to lose our ‘self-focus’ (‘He must increase and we must decrease’) without losing our soul (our God given unique personality and perspective). SO, YOU WANT TO BE THE NEXT CHRIS TOMLIN In this session, Keith will discuss the realities of the Christian Music business and what it takes to “make it” MICROPHONES - Part 1 Many of the problems associated with your live audio or recordings is due to improper mic selection and technique. The more you know about these tools the better choices you can make for achieving better sound. DIGITAL MIXING 101 - Overview Hands-on overview of the features and operation of the digital console using the Yamaha M7 as the example. Yamaha will supply several M7s and students will have the opportunity to mix tracks at the conclusion of the session. IEMs (In Ear Monitors) IN WORSHIP Mono or stereo? What is “focus mode”? Ambience mics - do we need those? The mixing techniques that are appropriate for the frontof-house or monitor wedge mixes don’t always apply to in-ear mixes. We’ll discuss the use of IEMs in worship, and various mixing techniques for creating the type of mix that is really useful and effective for those relying on them. CREATIVE ANSWERS FOR MOBILE SOUND SYSTEMS - LARGE & SMALL Mobile sound systems can end up in less-than-perfect acoustic environments, like gymnasiums and multi-purpose rooms, which make it very difficult to produce excellent sound. We will be discussing ways to get the best sound no matter what kind of room it is in. If you have sound problems, whether your system is mobile or not, large or small, this class is for you. 10 BEST USES OF VIDEO IN WORSHIP Video has become an important part of many church services. In the session, we’ll look at the best uses of video for a worship service, and watch and discuss a number of great examples. AUTOMATED LIGHTING 101 This class is designed to introduce the various automate options to consider. If you are new to automated lighting and/or are already deep in the process this is a great class to consider as this will assist you in your purchasing process to ensure that you are selecting the best automated units for your needs.

Leadership/ Teams Leadership

Paul Baloche & Band Bob Kauflin

Big Room


Leadership Leadership

Jesse Butterworth Rick Cua

132 120


Sheri Gould

Student Room

Guitar Guitar

Doug Doppler Andy Chamberlain Sandy Hoffman Freddy DeMarco Ed Kerr

Lobby Room 1 109

Guitar Guitar Keys

118 133 Room 1


Norm Stockton

Choir Room

Drums Winds/ Strings

Gregg Bissonette Mike Overlin

Room 3 117


Brian Doerksen

3rd Floor Lobby

Indie Audio

Keith Mohr Doug Gould

128 124


Dan Craik



Kent Margraves

Nursery Lobby


Dave Dartnall



Jesse Lewis



Dave Carr & Daryl Sutton



FRIDAY, NOV 14, 2008 - SESSION 2 - 11:30 AM

Kathryn Scott

Workshop & Description
SONGWRITING - GETTING THE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING We are going to be spending time together looking at how to ‘get started’ on writing - sometimes knowing how to tap into the first ‘creative moment’ that starts us off on a song can be the hardest part! We’ll also look at crafting lyrics for congregational worship, and honing our hooks melodically. We are going to have a great time together! RAISING UP THE NEXT GENERATION OF WORSHIP LEADERS What is our Biblical responsibility to train young worship leaders and how do we do it? •Selecting the “David” from your student group •Leading by example •Practicing the “I must decrease and he/she must increase” rule •Leading is not parenting •Viewing things through the long lens •Passing the torch WORSHIP WITH AN ATTITUDE The purpose of New Testament worship is to cultivate and stimulate relationship and intimacy with Jesus. The goal is relationship, intimacy and heartfelt connection with Jesus. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FOR MODERN WORSHIP Need to create a loop for a worship song? Want to add musical elements to your band even though you don’t have the musicians? Looking for technology that will allow you to lead flowing interactive worship with limited musicians or by yourself? We will utilize both hardware and software solutions to accomplish all of the above and more. VOCAL ARTISTRY FOR WORSHIP (repeated Saturday) Singing worship is about expressing the passion, joy and celebration that is our response to God’s presence in our lives. But many singers experience limitations in their voice’s ability to express all that their heart desires to convey. This session will provide practical tools to developing Vocal Freedom, Strength, Expression and Style that will unlock your voices’ full potential and allow you to more fully express your heart in worship. MYTHBUSTERS - THE GUITAR TONE VERSION In this workshop, Lincoln will show you just how he gets that great tone... and you might just be amazed! THE STRUMMING FOOL: A GUITARIST’S GUIDE TO CREATING STRUMMING PATTERNS In this seminar designed for auditory and visual learners, students will learn multiple useful strumming patterns that can be used immediately. These patterns, captured in rhythmic notation with a special “voiced” and “silent” strum arrow system, are ideal for multiple settings. The class includes a section on developing a system for creating your own exciting patterns and textures, featuring selective palm muting, partial strumming, hybrid picking, and more. HOW TO SET UP YOUR GUITAR AND/OR BASS Learn some of the basics on how to set up and maintain your instrument so that it plays and sounds better. GUITARIST’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR WORSHIP This class will address the essential elements that an electric/acoustic player needs to have in this trick bag when called upon to play or lead in a worship band. It will entail looking at different chord shapes, fills, understanding chord charts, and understanding what guitar effects and sounds are available.” KEYBOARD MASTER CLASS You’ll be playing the Top 10 P&W songs like a Studio Pro when you leave! Focuses on everything from designing / improvising parts and finger technique to reading charts and picking sounds; using all the songs that are happening today. MEGA BASS Learn the fundamentals for great bass playing from the former bassist of Megadeth. THE MUSICAL PERCUSSIONIST IN WORSHIP Technical and creative concepts for the percussionist. Demonstration & discussion of song building concepts, dynamic control, and learning to ‘lock into the groove’ with the band. GET INSPIRED & MAKE YOUR MUSIC YOUR WAY.. with a Music Workstation, with Tom Norton, Korg USA Director of Training This year, Tom will be on hand to show you tips and tricks on songwriting with Korg Workstations, as well as premiering the brand new, amazingly affordable, amazingly inspirational M50 Music Workstations. Tom will answer questions and help you learn to work more efficiently and more musically with your keyboard. TAKING IT TO THE STREETS (repeated Saturday) For over 30 years, Tim Moon has been a full time “street musicianary.” Sharing the Gospel along with his music on the street corners all over the Bay Area of California. Learn the do’s and don’ts of effective street ministry and evangelism. MICROPHONES - Part 2 This session we’ll quickly review Part 1 and then move to how to select and place microphones for specific applications. We will learn about critical distance and the inverse square law and try to keep you awake in the process. Having problems with mic’ing your choir? Applying the 3:1 rule will change your life. Got feedback? No more after this class. DIGITAL MIXING - HANDS-ON Even more hands-on with the features and operation of the digital console using the Yamaha M7 as the example. Yamaha will supply several M7s and students will have the opportunity to mix tracks at the conclusion of the session. FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS Unlock the mysteries of that cordless technology, choose the right system, dealing with dropouts, VHF/UHF, How to set up the system, what is multipath interference, etc. BUILDING PROJECT SOLUTIONS FOR MUSIC & CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTORS What you need to know if your church is planning a building or remodeling project. 9 creative design elements you must make sure are included in your building to grow a successful creative arts ministry. Designed for the Non technical music and creative arts directors and presented from a users viewpoint. HOW TO MIC JUST ABOUT ANYTHING This class will cover microphone types, selection and placement with an emphasis on those hard to mic challenges such as choir, drums, Pastors, drama, piano and other acoustic instruments. COMPUTER RECORDING AND VIDEO PRODUCTION 101 (repeated Saturday) Learn how to record and edit the audio and video of your worship service using PreSonus recording interfaces and software. Rick Naqvi will take you through the entire process of capturing your audio and video, editing, adding effects, and rendering a finished CD or DVD. MAKING YOUR IN-HOUSE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS BETTER (repeated Saturday) Many churches have recently begun to take their first steps into video production. This class is loaded with great tips that will help you make your in-house productions look and sound better. LIGHTING HOB-KNOB: WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT LIGHTING SYSTEMS Open forum Q&A session designed to create a platform to ask the questions you have never been able to get answered. If we don’t have the answer... we will get it for you. This class is designed to help specific needs and applications.

Big Room


Jimi Williams

Room 1


Frank Montgomery Mike Overlin


Leadership/ All Musicians



Tim Carson


Guitar Guitar

Lincoln Brewster David Harsh

Room 3 Lobby Room 1

Guitar/ Bass Guitar

Eric Wylie Marc Cooper

109 133


Tom Brooks

Student Room 3rd Floor Lobby Choir Room

Bass Drums/ Percussion Songs/Keys

David Ellefson Carl Albrecht

Tom Norton



Tim Moon



Doug Gould



Dan Craik



Steve Savanyu



Greg Hearns, Mark Pearson, Rick Boring Gene Houck



Nursery Lobby 319/321

Audio/ Video

Rick Naqvi


Jesse Lewis



Dave Carr & Daryl Sutton



FRIDAY, NOV 14, 2008 - SESSION 3 - 3:00 PM

Brian Doerksen

Workshop & Description
THE EFFECTIVE WORSHIP LEADER Drawing from his 20 years of worship leading experience, Brian will share on how to be more effective in leading worship teams. How do we keep sharp and stay focused to lead effectively for the long haul? He will also be sharing on his passion to see worship music and ministry return to focus on who God is and our relationship with Him. We will look at key Biblical revelations of God’s nature and character that should be informing every aspect of our worship and music ministry. MEGA Life Worship Join David Ellefson and the rest of the worship team from MEGA Life based out of Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church in Scottsdale, AZ. THRIVING WORSHIP MINISTRY IN THE SMALL TO MID-SIZED MOBILE CHURCH Quality worship ministry is not reserved just for churches with own facilities or congregations over 1000. Smaller to mid-sized churches with no permanent home can have a thriving worship ministry that will impact their church and community. Discover easy ways to build your teams, recruit key leaders, and develop your musicians. Learn how to transform an empty space into a celebration center full of great sound, exciting atmosphere, and thriving worship. AN ACTUAL REHEARSAL - Learn How Have the Best Possible Rehearsals Learn how to have rehearsals that are fun, energy-filled, spirit-filled and how to help your singers be totally prepared for ministry. NOTE: Bring potato chips! COPYRIGHT LAW AND CHURCH MUSIC: THE 8 KEYS (repeated Saturday) Focusing on eight simple keys, Paul Herman from CCLI will help you understand how copyright law affects your church music ministry. Learn how to remain legally and ethically compliant. GUITAR MASTER CLASS This session is for advanced players. Learn from guitar great, Paul Jackson Jr. in this Q&A forum. ELECTRIC GUITAR IN WORSHIP This workshop will cover several topics for electric guitar players who perfrom on worship teams. We will cover chords, scales, part ideas, playing in a band, among other things. This is for all levels. THE FRETBOARD LESS TRAVELED Breathe new life into old progressions. Every chord inversion has its own unique sound characteristics. Learn how to find the systematic inversions for a variety of sounds. We will show how we can add color to the worship team by blending voicings using diatonic substitutions and chord substitutions. Intermediate to advanced, bring your guitar. CUT-CAPO 101 In this class you will learn cut-capo basics... where to start, the benefits of using a cut capo for the beginning guitar player as well as the advanced, strumming patterns and fingering techniques that work well with the cut capo. HOW TO PLAY SONGS BY EAR - FOR GUITARISTS When you hear a new song do you wish you could just play the right chords in by ear, without the music in front of you? In this session we go through a simple three step formula that will help you work out the right chords for any song in any key. Bring a pen and paper and guitars if you have them. BASS MASTER CLASS Learn from the legendary Abraham Laboriel as he shares his insights on what it means to be a Christian musician. DRUMS MASTER CLASS Learn from Gregg the ins and outs to being a first class drummer after the heart of God. WORSHIP KEYBOARD SKILLS FOR THE 21st CENTURY For most of us, playing keyboards in a praise band is unlike anything we learned in piano lessons, and our digital keyboards have exciting sonic possibilities we’ve yet to fully explore. In this interactive, hands-on class, you’ll learn how to unlock your creative potential as a keyboardist and unleash your inner orchestrator. STRING PLAYERS IN WORSHIP - From preparation of the heart to implementing skill. We’ll discuss electronic equipment options and challenges, how to be a team player in the worship band, work on improvisation skills for worship, and experience praying through playing. For both string players (violin, viola and cello) and worship leaders. This is a hands-on workshop - please bring your instrument and be ready to worship! SONGWRITING WORKSHOP Jon Abel, author of the well known worship song “Awesome is the Lord Most High”, co-written by Chris Tomlin and Jesse Reeves will share the ins and outs of writing worship songs for a new generation. MASTERWRITER: Serious Tools for the Serious Songwriter Attend the MasterWriter demo and prepare to be amazed. No more lyrics and ideas scattered on different notepads. No more lost melodies. No more hours wasted searching for that unique rhyme, phrase or idea. MasterWriter does it all and it’s right at your fingertips. LIFE AS A MUSICIANARY As a career musical missionary for 28 years and the founder of Musicians For Missions International, Karen Lafferty loves to share her “war and peace” stories with those interested in missions. Her presentation will include long and short term opportunities to take God’s music to people in foreign lands. CRITICALLY LISTENING Listening inside the mix. What to listen for, how to listen for it and what to do about it. RECORDING YOUR CHURCH’S NEXT WORSHIP CD From M-Box and LE, to HD and Beyond! BUILDING PROJECT SOLUTIONS FOR TECH DIRECTORS & ADMINISTRATORS What you need to know if your church is planning a building or remodeling project. 11 technical design elements you must make sure are included in your building to grow a successful technical arts ministry. Designed for technical directors and operators and presented from a technical viewpoint. DIGITAL MIXING - open lab... come play! VISUAL WORSHIP LEADING WITH MediaShout The Visual Worship Leader is a key role in worship gatherings as we use digital imagery more and more to help facilitate a deeper connection between the message and the worshipper. This seminar will take a deeper look into the power that resides in the MediaShout program, and will include both a teaching and a Q & A time.

Big Room


MEGA Life Worship Team Steve Padilla





Stan Endicott

Choir Room 128


Paul Herman

Guitar Guitar

Paul Jackson Jr. Ben Gowell

Lobby Room 1 Room 1


Rich Severson



Mitch Bohannon Andy Chamberlain




Bass Drums Keys

Abraham Laboriel Gregg Bissonette Corey Fournier

Room 3 Student Room 118


Cherlyn Johnson



Jon Abel



Barry DeVorzon

Nursery Lobby


Karen Lafferty

3rd Floor Lobby

Audio Audio Audio/Video

John Mills Steve Smith Greg Hearns, Mark Pearson & Rick Boring Dan Craik Paul Jackson

124 136 112

Audio Video

107 116


SATURDAY, NOV 15, 2008 - SESSION 4 - 10:15 AM
Leadership/ Teams Leadership

Brenton Brown & band Bob Kauflin

Workshop & Description
ARRANGING SONGS WITH A WORSHIP BAND Join Brenton and his band as they explore musical options for corporate worship. ENCOURAGING SPONTANEITY IN YOUR CHURCH How do you help your church learn to expect and appreciate the spontaneous activity of the Spirit in your meetings? How do you guard against spontaneity becoming a faithless activity? What’s the difference between spontaneity and presumption? How can pastors and worship leaders faithfully and wisely encourage spontaneous contributions from their congregation? These questions and more will be addressed in this workshop, designed to increase your eager expectation for the active role of the Spirit in your meetings. SURVIVING AND THRIVING FOR A LIFETIME OF WORSHIP MINISTRY Important lessons learned in 30 years of worship music ministry: Staying full of love and zeal for God; dealing with the frustrations of leading a church in worship; character issues; servant leadership; the musical, spiritual and cultural factors that contribute to a church’s experience and approach to worship; avoiding competition with other musicians; trusting God for your role of ministry; dealing with difficult people situations. THE BATTLE OF BLENDED WORSHIP - Is it worth the fight? In this session we’ll discuss the fight against fractionalism and the spirit of individualism that seems to pervade the whole church system today. FRIEND OR FOE Join Senior Pastor of Overlake Christian Church, Mike Howerton, and Worship Leader Jesse Butterworth as they discuss the Pastor/ Worship Leader Relationship. THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC 1. Totally Practical Music Theory 2. Complete Ear Training; “HEAR it / SEE it / KNOW it / PLAY it” 3. Chord Building, Harmony, and Substitution 4. Making Music Together with the Band – “Groove is Everything!” 5. Turning Music into Worship THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS for those who Sing, Lead Worship, Minister/Perform onstage. Come see if this is true....... VOCAL ARTISTRY FOR WORSHIP Singing worship is about expressing the passion, joy and celebration that is our response to God’s presence in our lives. Read the complete description on page 21. MASTERING THE CAGED SYSTEM A need to know, useful tool for mastering your instrument. This system helps you understand the 5 positions of the guitar where almost everything can be played. Also covers chord shapes and scale patterns. All levels welcome, bring your guitar. CUT-CAPO INTERMEDIATE This class is designed to expand your knowledge and use of the cut capo. Transposing, applying it to different keys, and using the capo in a variety of positions. HOW TO SET UP YOUR GUITAR AND/OR BASS Learn some of the basics on how to set up and maintain your instrument so that it plays and sounds better. GROOVES THAT ROCK! Fundamentals of a rockin’ rhythm section THOUGHTS ON SONGWRITING Join Paul Baloche, one of our era’s most prolific worship songwriters as he shares thoughts about songwriting: tools, inspiration, cowriting and more... He’ll be joined by Barry DeVorzon to discuss the helpful tool, Masterwriter software. THE FUTURE OF CCM In this session, Keith will discuss how to be successful in this new music industry. TAKING IT TO THE STREETS For over 30 years, Tim Moon has been a full time “street musicianary.” Sharing the Gospel along with his music on the street corners all over the Bay Area of California. Learn the do’s and don’ts of effective street ministry and evangelism. INTELLIGENT EQ Build sounds that work together in the mix. HOW TO MIC JUST ABOUT ANYTHING This class will cover microphone types, selection and placement with an emphasis on those hard to mic challenges such as choir, drums, Pastors, drama, piano and other acoustic instruments. COMPUTER RECORDING AND VIDEO PRODUCTION 101 Learn how to record and edit the audio and video of your worship service using PreSonus recording interfaces and software. Rick Naqvi will take you through the entire process of capturing your audio and video, editing, adding effects, and rendering a finished CD or DVD. DIGITAL MIXING 101 - Overview Hands-on overview of the features and operation of the digital console using the Yamaha M7 as the example. Yamaha will supply several M7s and students will have the opportunity to mix tracks at the conclusion of the session. EXTREME VIDEO MAKEOVER Come hear about two cutting edge church video system makeovers. This is a case study of Bayside Covenant Church of Roseville, CA and Capital Christian Center of Sacramento, CA and their extreme video system upgrades. BASICS OF PROJECTORS AND SCREENS Projectors and screens can represent major investments for the local church. This class will cover what factors need to be considered when making a purchase/install, and will answer the “how big” and “how bright” questions. CREATING VISUAL IMPACT Tips and tricks in Creating Visual Impact with lighting in various worship environments. This is a great class to help you fine tune your existing lighting system and take your creative ability to the next level.

Big Room Lobby Room 1


Andy Park



Scott Wesley Brown & Billy Smiley Butterworth & M. Howerton Tom Brooks





Room 1

Teams Vocals

Tom Jackson Tim Carson

3rd Floor Lobby Chapel


Rich Severson

Student Room 138


Mitch Bohannon Eric Wylie David Ellefson & Tom Ingolia Paul Baloche

Guitar/ Bass Bass & Drums Songs

109 Choir Room Room 3

Indie Indie

Keith Mohr Tim Moon

133 132

Audio Audio

Bill Gibson Gene Houck

124 Nursery Lobby 118


Rick Naqvi


Dan Craik


Audio/ Video Video

Greg Hearns and Mark Pearson Jesse Lewis




Dave Carr & Daryl Sutton



SATURDAY, NOV 15, 2008 - SESSION 5 - 11:30 AM
Guitar Leadership/ Teams Leadership

Lincoln Brewster Tom Jackson

Workshop & Description
THE ART OF ELECTRIC GUITAR Learn from Lincoln Brewster some basics on becoming a better guitar player. HANDS ON PERFORMANCE COACHING Ridiculously important concepts demonstrated for those who sing, perform or lead worship. Join Tom as he works with the MEGA Life Worship Team in a Live Demo! DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PERSONALITIES Bumping heads can quickly derail your objectives and set you back to square one. We will talk about how to get along with these folks and discover their best as well. FACILITATING THE MANY-FACETED EXPERIENCE OF WORSHIP The role of the worship leader in helping a congregation know God in the midst of worship (Eph. 1 & 3; Phil 3). Fostering a sense of expectancy to meet with God in worship. How the presence of God’s kingdom relates to worship gatherings. The role of spiritual gifts in the midst of worship: teaching, prophecy, healing and evangelism. Facilitating the many-faceted experience of worship: celebration, praise, surrender, repentance, and prayer ministry times. BUILDING TEAMS - ONE MEMBER AT A TIME Building teams should be based on the individuals and relationships with one another. Learn some insights on how to do this. COPYRIGHT LAW AND CHURCH MUSIC: THE 8 KEYS Focusing on eight simple keys, Paul Herman from CCLI will help you understand how copyright law affects your church music ministry. Learn how to remain legally and ethically compliant. PLANNING CENTER ONLINE Planning Center Online is a web based worship planning tool. This subscription based program will help Worship Leaders to regain control of their work week by managing all aspects of planning a worship service. Jeff Berg (Owner & Programer of Planning Center) will instruct you on how to get started in Planning Center Online as well as teach current users how to dive a little deeper. VOCAL TECHNIQE - part 2 We’ll discuss basic vocal technique and care for the voice. Learn how to strengthen your voice and increase your range as well as develop your own personal style. Learn how to improve your tone and relieve tension in your voice We’ll discuss stage presence, communication, – all part of what we do as we sing and lead in worship. Timing, picking the right song in the right key, enunciation, breathing – all this and more are covered in this interactive class that’s fun yet very informative. FLAIL, CHOKE, AND DRONE In this class you’ll learn the secrets to compelling acoustic guitar accompaniments, and riveting rhythmic solos. REALLY KNOWING YOUR GUITAR FRETBOARD A study in visualizing the fretboard, memorizing note names and ‘seeing’ how to better develop melodies and chords with clarity from this new viewpoint DIFF’RENT STROKES Playing good rhythm and expressive leads involves mastery of various pick strokes. Learn about full & partial strums, the bluegrass chop, forward & reverse brush strokes, damping, tremolo, and crosspicking. Q&A included. Bring your instrument, tuned and ready to play. BASSISTS AND THE ART OF GROOVE A crash course for bass players interested in developing their groove abilities! Topics covered will include fingerboard familiarity, technique, muting, phrasing, essential ear-training, avoiding groovicidal tendencies, effective bass/drum interaction, and more from Norm’s Grooving for Heaven instructional DVDs. DYNAMICS WITHOUT PLEXIGLAS Electronic percussion can be a friend to both sound techs AND drummers, but finding the balance between volume control and expressiveness can be illusive. Find out how drummers and sound techs can work together to achieve the ultimate “Silent Stage” solution that feels as good as it sounds. IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE 102/103 We’ll discuss and experience praying through playing and free worship, work on more advanced improvisation, and take time to “tune-up” your technique. This is a hands-on workshop - please bring your instrument and be ready to worship! NEW SONG CAFÉ LIVE Join Jimi Williams, Director of Worship Resources at EMI CMG - the home of WorshipTogether.com, as he interviews Starfield and Above the Golden State to discuss some of their new songs. TIME TO GET A REAL JOB... PLANNING FOR A LIFE TIME OF MINISTRY How to follow a full time call to be a Christian musician and still eat... and only go to homelss shelters to minister. INTELLIGENT VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL COMPRESSION Bill will show you how to build a professional-sounding mix MICROPHONES 101 What is a mic and how do they work? Understand those pesky specs... dynamic/condenser, polar patterns, impedence, XLR cables, etc. Choose the right mic for the application. Get the most out of your mics. How do I mic stuff? This is an open dialogue course with some PowerPoint slides and good discussion. DIGITAL MIXING - HANDS-ON Even more hands-on with the features and operation of the digital console using the Yamaha M7 as the example. Yamaha will supply several M7s and students will have the opportunity to mix tracks at the conclusion of the session. BUILDING PROJECT SOLUTIONS FOR MUSIC & CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTORS What you need to know if your church is planning a building or remodeling project. 9 creative design elements you must make sure are included in your building to grow a successful creative arts ministry. Designed for the Non technical music and creative arts directors and presented from a users viewpoint. RECORDING YOUR CHURCH’S NEXT WORSHIP CD From M-Box and LE, to HD and Beyond! MAKING YOUR IN-HOUSE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS BETTER Many churches have recently begun to take their first steps into video production. This class is loaded with great tips that will help you make your in-house productions look and sound better.

Big Room Chapel

Rick Cua

Room 1


Andy Park

Lobby Room 1

Leadership Leadership

Heidi Todd Paul Herman

117 128


Jeff Berg



Sheri Gould

Room 3

Guitar Guitar

Sandy Hoffman John Standefer

120 Nursery Lobby 132

Mando/ Guitar

Martin Stillion


Norm Stockton

Student Room

Drums/ Audio

Corey Fournier



Cherlyn Johnson Starfield, Jimi Williams & more... Karen Lafferty Bill Gibson Steve Savanyu



Choir Room 3rd Floor Lobby 124 138

Indie Audio Audio


Dan Craik



Greg Hearns, Mark Pearson, Rick Boring Steve Smith Jesse Lewis


Audio Video

136 116


SATURDAY, NOV 15, 2008 - SESSION 6 - 3:15 PM

Kathryn Scott

Workshop & Description
ONE FOR THE LADIES - Taking a look at Women as Worship Leaders This is going to be a session where you decide what we look at together - I’d love for you to be able ask some of the specific things you are wrestling through, and have the teaching tailored just for you. SO, please come with questions and thoughts to share, and we’ll see where we land together. It’s going to be a lot of fun - and I pray that it will prove helpful too!!! COME TO THE QUIET - worship service ...an intimate acoustical celebration of faith with hymns from the ancient to the modern. Featuring Billy Smiley of Whiteheart, Scott Wesley Brown and special guests! MENTORING FUTURE GENERATIONS Join Brian and the guys from Starfield as they discuss the value of imparting good leadership qualities to the next generation of worship leaders. CREATIVITY AND YOUR CHOIR There are so many ways to utilize a choir. Learn 18 things to revolutionize your vocal team and choir. Style diversity, practical tips on what to sing, oohs, ahs, stage presence, clapping, etc THE FINGERPICKING FOOL: A GUITARIST’S GUIDE TO CREATING FINGERSTYLE PATTERNS This intermediate class is designed to help the fingerstyle guitarist move to the next level while accompanying a melody as a rhythm guitarist. Students will learn the Spanish system of using individual fingers with the picking hand, and explore several common fingerstyle patterns in standard tuning and alternate tunings. BEGINNERS GUIDE TO DADGAD TUNING This great intro to alternative tunings will show you two simple chord shapes that will allow you to play loads of worship songs with huge open sounds. Ideal if you are the only musician in your team and you need to fill up big musical space. MASTERING TONE How to get the right tone on Sunday mornings and beyond. All levels and instruments welcome. GUITAR CHORD MAGIC Learn how chords are named, how chords and progressions work, how to substitute more colorful chords in an arrangement and bring hew life to any song. ELIMINATING DEAD AIR We’ll spend some time demonstrating various techniques that can be used to connect songs together smoothly. Also, creative ways to allow for instrumental solos within songs will be demonstrated. 10 COMMANDMENTS OF GOOD WORSHIP BASS PLAYING Come learn 10 great bass-ics from Gene. This workshop is designed for players of all levels, and you are certain to take away some great information that will help you to improve your role as the bassist on the worship team. WORSHIP DRUMMER’S MASTER CLASS Technical and spiritual aspects of being a servant/leader on the drums; includes set-up, tuning, groove and fill development, laying with loops, flowing with any leader, flowing with the Spirit, ministering to the people, and more! TECHNIQUE TUNE-UP FOR VIOLINISTS & VIOLISTS Designed to help sharpen your skills in both technique and expression, we’ll talk about improving bow technique and tone, making the most of your practice time in a busy life, nuances of expression, playing without pain, and address technique areas of your choice so that you can be at your best as you seek to worship the Lord through your instrument. Please bring your instrument and be ready to play with other musicians! SONGWRITING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN INDIE ARTIST Sarah MacIntosh will share with you the challenges and joys of being an independent artist songwriter. THE ART OF MIXING Tips, tricks, and techniques used get your mix out of the basement. Many people just get things balanced and let the band do the rest. This class is about to take the audience experience to the next level. The sound board is an instrument... PLAY IT! PROPER MICROPHONE TECHNIQUE FOR VOCALISTS Learn how to properly use a microphone as a vocalist; learn the difference between microphones and how different mics work with your voice. IMPROVING HOUSE SOUND BY LOWERING STAGE VOLUMES Do you find that regardless of how loud your monitor speaker is, you just can’t hear yourself on stage... yet the stage volume level is high enough to be heard 3 miles away? Also, if you’ve attempted to overcome this problem and are currently using In Ear Monitors... do you find the experience less than satisfying? Discover how In Ear Monitoring combined with a Personal Monitor Mixer can help you sing better, play tighter and improve the overall worship experience. UNDERSTANDING POWERED LOUDSPEAKERS In this seminar you will learn: · The difference between a “powered loudspeaker” and an “active loudspeaker” · Power versus output · The technical differences between closed-system designs and separate components · What to look for when considering the cost of ownership between active systems and separate components. · Which is the right system for me? MIXING AT THE SPEED OF SOUND Understand the why and how to achieve a good mix. Learn the fundamental concepts of mixing for worship. Be more than just a volunteer...In this workshop, you will learn: A) The cardinal rules of mixing; B) VCA’s, DCA’ and Subgroups; C) Setting up a sound system; D) Mix Integrity & Wet/Dry Blending DIGITAL MIXING - open lab - come and play CREATIVE ANSWERS FOR MOBILE SOUND SYSTEMS - LARGE & SMALL Mobile sound systems can end up in less-than-perfect acoustic environments, like gymnasiums and multi-purpose rooms, which make it very difficult to produce excellent sound. We will be discussing ways to get the best sound no matter what kind of room it is in. If you have sound problems, whether your system is mobile or not, large or small, this class is for you. THE NEXT STEP: for current MediaShout Users Already a MediaShout user? Are you having fun using video background but want to learn more about the many features of MediaShout (importing songs, setting up templates, cueing DVDs, etc.)? If you already know the basic and want a chance to learn more, this class is for you!

Big Room


Billy Smiley, Scott Wesley Brown & more Brian Doerksen & Starfield Stan Endicott



3rd Floor Lobby Lobby Room 1 Lobby Room 1



David Harsh


Andy Chamberlain Doug Doppler John Standefer


Guitar Guitar

120 109


Ed Kerr

Room 1


Gene Houck

Nursery Lobby Choir Room 133


Carl Albrecht


Cherlyn Johnson

Songs Audio

Sarah MacIntosh John Mills

118 Student Room 124

Audio/ Vocals Audio

Doud & Sheri Gould Craig Sibley



Ray van Straten



Mark Smith


Audio Audio/ Video

Dan Craik Dave Dartnall

107 138


Paul Jackson



resources for a creative worship community

download new and classic worship songs

mp3s / charts / lead sheets / podcasts


or less!


a div. of Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing

Soup Cart

Food Service

Coffee Cart

Food Service

Pizza & Pasta

acoustic stage

CMS 2008 Concessions Menu
Breakfast Hot Breakfast Sandwich Jumbo Muffin Bagel w/ Cream Cheese Assorted Pastries Yogurt Fresh Fruit Krispy Kreme Original Krispy Kreme Special $2.50 $2.00 $1.50 $1.50 $1.50 $1.00 $1.00 $1.50 $4.50 $6.00 $5.00 $6.50 $7.50 $10.00 $4.00 $5.00 $3.50 $4.00 $1.00 $1.00

Food and Snacks Super Dog Super Dog Meal (chips/drink) Chili Cheese Dog Chili Cheese Dog Meal (chips/drink) Chicken Caesar Salad Deluxe Box Lunch Nachos Nachos Supreme

(sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cheese)

Super Pretzel Super Pretzel w/ cheese Chips Candy Beverages Soda Pop Bottled Water Silver Cup Coffee (16 oz) Snapple Nantucket Nectar

$1.50 $1.50 $2.00 $2.00 $2.25

Personal Deep Dish Pizza Cheese or Pepperoni $8.00 Hawaiian $8.50 Supreme or BBQ Chicken $9.00 Stock Pot Soups (various) 12 oz. Cup 16 oz Bowl

Fresh Sushi California Rolls Spicy Tuna Rolls Shrimp Tempura

$7.00 $7.50 $8.50

$4.50 $5.50


JBL VRX932LA BSS Soundweb London


Crown iTech

Soundcraft Si3

DBX DriveRack4800

Working In Harmony
The Harman International brands of industry-leading professional audio products are proud to sponsor the Christian Musician Summit at Overlake Church, Redmond, Washington. Together with Morgan Sound, the Northwest's largest full service audio company for over 30 years, our systems are built to inspire the talent of the musicians, technicians, pastors, and songwriters who enrich our lives each week.

© 2008 Harman International

Legendary Brands for Legendary Sound


LOUDer ROOM downstairs Gym
Rain on Me Productions

Let There Be Light
Art Exhibit
rg Ko

HR HOWRT Tronics


Soloway Guitars

• Aviom • DaLite • Countryman • Grundorf • Mackie • Marantz • MediaShout • PreSonus • ProCo Momentum • Road Ready • Shure • Sanyo • SamePage • Tascam • CCI Solutions Systems, Media & Retail

Yamaha Hal Leonard Commercial Audio

CCI Solutions Worship Solutions Center

Guitar Center


Triamp Audio

GC Pro Audix

CMS ProShop

Harman International

Morgan Sound

Throughout the church, there are 90 paintings and sculptures by 22 artists from across the country. Never before have this many signature pieces of art by top Christian artists been assembled in one showing. The show will feature such masterpiece works as “Embrace” by Chris Hopkins, “Forgiven” by Thomas Blackshear and “In the Wilderness” by RonDiCianni.


EXHIBITS IN THE MAIN LOBBY • World Vision • Integrity Music • EasyWorship •WorshipTogether.com • Planning Center • LeadWorship.com • Christian Musician Magazine • Worship Musician! Magazine • Musician’s Threads • CMS Clothing


Consuming Note Worthy US National The Band Worship Music Stands Guard of Jesus

Wickstrom Electric Gtr

Digitech Gallien Krueger

Martin Lighting

upstairs room

Pro Lighting & Sound

Live Wires

Winning in 717 Records & Voices in Worship

Great Worship


Wickstrom Acousic Guitars

Worship Films.com

Masterwriter Software





The Gathering
Warm Beach Retreat


Artist & Clinician merchandise

the Valley

Sovereign Grace Music

Oikeo Music

Vocal Artistry



Improving Skill Inspiring Talent

FebChristian Church, Redmond, WA 26-28, 2009 Overlake
WATS Track Program (Feb. 26-28) - $199 per person
LIMITED TO 300 REGISTRANTS (audio, lighting, musicianship, video)

PLUS Training (Feb. 28) - $99 per person
(musicianship, audio, video, tech)

REGISTER ONLINE: www.watsplus.com
presented by Shure, Yamaha, Martin Professional, and Yamaha limited to first 300 WATS Commercial Audio istraining will the presented registrants. All skill levels are welcome as the be in structured tracks,

allowing attendees to begin with the basics and build upon them with a series of increasingly advanced class offerings. This is not a one hour course or overview, but rather an in-depth, multi-day training opportunity offering hands-on participation, focused teaching and certification in the areas of audio, lighting, and musicianship.


Ed Kerr Tom Lane Sheri Gould Aaron Williamson John Mills

Mike Overlin Doug Gould Dan Craik Daryl Sutton
and more...


CMS Productions will provide a special video track that will take place all 3 days concurrent with the WATS program. In addition, Saturday, February 28 will feature a special day of training for vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keys, and audio. This is ideal for volunteers from your entire team to get great training in order to improve their skill and inspire their talent.

May 15&16, 2009
The Chapel at Crosspoint, Buffalo, NY

If this shirt is cool enough for Vince Gill, then it’s probably cool enough for anyone to wear!


Lincoln Brewster Paul Baloche Doyle Dykes Sheri Gould Joel Augé Newworldson Rick Cua Tom Lane Will McFarlane

+ all of Blues Counsel
with many more to be announced...

Early Bird Registration
(through March 6, ‘09)

Kingdom Bound Contact: (800) 461-4485

$129 per person $114 per person group of 5+ Standard Registration $149 per person $134 per person group of 5+

REGISTER ONLINE www.ChristianMusicianSummit.com/thechapel

������� ����������������� ������������������ ��������� ������ � ����������� �������� ��� �� ����������� ��� ����� ��������� ������������ ���� ������ ��� ��������������� ����� ����������������������������������� �� ��������������� �� ������ ��� ���� CMS Productions ���������� ��� ���� �� ��� ���� ������� ��� �������������� (253) 770-0650 �� ������������������



Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, MercyMe, Jars of Clay, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Lincoln Brewster and many more inspiring artists have enhanced the impact of their music using automated color and effect lighting systems from Martin Professional. �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������

Contact us to get your copy of our inspirational Houses of Worship magazine

From traditional to contemporary, let us help you realize your vision!

www.martinpro.com ���������������������� ������������������������� �����������������������

How much gear could a gearhead get, if a gearhead could get gear?? t h ro ug

M o re!
h t h e .. .

“The next time you think about taking a drive down to your local Guitar Center, contact HOWRT first... they are a Preferred Vendor for Guitar Center and can get you exactly what you are looking for below standard pricing. Seriously, this is not a joke... they are here to save the Church money.” - Bruce Adolph & Matt Kees, CMS “These are good guys. You can trust them!” - Paul Baloche “Oh my goodness... we’ll make you an honorary NZ’er! Man, that RULES! Thank you SO much for sussing this out! We’d pretty much given up!” - Simon Moore—Parachute Band, New Zealand

Based on our faith in Christ and the real world wisdom we have gained in over thirty years of worship ministry, technical directing, event production, and Grammy Awardwinning recording, we provide the best in professional audio, recording, video, lighting, and instruments at the lowest prices available - exclusively reserved for Christian musicians and technicians like you.
Your brothers in Christ and partners in praise, Dave Dartnall (425) 422-5904 daved@howrt.com

Dave & Steve
Steve Smith (206) 236-1636 steves@howrt.com




© 2008 Integrity Media, Inc


Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful