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Hands-on experience, ministry training, and personalized coaching so you can serve through worship ministry.

June 13-17
Crossroads Oakley
9am-5pm
$99 per student

For 7-12th grade students interested in their local Crossroads Students worship experiences.

Music Production The Process Roles
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MUSIC

Music captivates, moves, and mobilizes us—both as we make it and as we experience it. If we hone our musical gifts, we can communicate God’s love for people as beautifully and powerfully as possible.

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Production

Did you know you can lead worship even though you’re not a musician standing on a stage? Audio, video, camera, and light technicians create dynamic worship experiences, to limit audience distractions, and to build an engaging environment. And that’s how they uniquely embrace the beauty of the Creator.

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Worship U

The Process

Worship U is an invite-only experience for a select group of 7-12th grade students interested in their local Crossroads Students worship experiences.


STEP 1

Worship U is an invite-only experience for a select group of 7-12th grade students interested in their local Crossroads Students worship experiences.

STEP 2

**for musicians and vocalists only**
Prepare a 30-90 second sample of you at your best in your area of expertise. We want to hear (and see) you in action.

STEP 3

Fill out the registration form in its entirety. The $99 payment is due at this time.

STEP 4

Someone will reach out to you confirming details.

Roles

KEYBOARD AND PIANO

Are you captivated by interesting synth sounds or enjoy the organic sounds of the piano? In this track, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how piano and synths play an important role in the band. You’ll learn how to be a good bandmate and some new songs too. Wanna get a head start? Check out some software called Mainstage, it’s a ton of fun.

DRUMS

The drums are the backbone of the band. When they're played right everything else falls into place. Spend the week honing your skills with some amazing instructors and putting your skills to the test in a live band situation. You’ll learn how to be a good bandmate and some new songs too. Wanna a head start? Download a metronome app and take your personal practice to the next level.

BASS

If the drums are the backbone of the band the bass guitar is the muscle. The bass lets everyone know how to move to the music. This week you’ll get to spend time with some amazing instructors and learn how to bring in the low end and lock in with the drummer. You’ll learn some great practice techniques as well as some new songs to play in the band.

ELECTRIC GUITAR

Nothing brings energy and emotion to the band like the electric guitar. Whether it’s ambient swells or melodic hooks, these parts are critical to so many of our favorite songs. This week you’ll learn about guitars, tones, pedals, amps, and how to put them all together to make great sounds. You’ll learn some great practice techniques as well as some new songs to play in the band.

ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Why do you like playing acoustic guitar? Is it because you can take it with you everywhere? Or maybe because it’s like having a whole band at your fingertips? This week you’ll get to spend time with some amazing instructors and learn how to bring this versatile instrument to live in the context of the band. You’ll learn some great practice techniques as well as some new songs as well.

VOCALIST

Do you love singing? Have people (other than your mom) said you have a cool voice? Sweet! The voice is one of the most compelling instruments on the planet and we want to help you discover all that it can do. This week you’ll get to spend time with some amazing instructors and learn how to use your voice to lead people in worship. You’ll focus on vocal health, finding your style and how to sing melody and harmony. You’ll get practical skills as well as learn songs that you’ll play with the band.

WORSHIP LEADER

Being a worship leader is more than simply being the lead singer in the band. It’s about helping people connect with God through music. It’s about being a shepherd and listening for God’s voice and responding musically. This week you’ll get to spend time with some amazing instructors while you learn how to do more than sing songs, but to lead people into God’s presence. Playing an instrument is not a prerequisite but it is very helpful.

TECHNOLOGY

In today’s modern age we have amazing tools that would make people of the Bible jealous! Whether it’s sound, lights, video or stage, your creativity has a place to thrive and collaborate with others. This week you’ll learn from amazing instructors who design and have been crafting experiences for decades.