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Worship 101
Instructor: Vashawn Mitchell

Students will study the theological aspect of worship, learn the history of worship, grow in biblical understanding and knowledge while expanding practical worship skills. Worship 101 will train up men and women to lead worship in their local church by equipping them in character and competency and training them how to make disciples of others.

Tuesdays 7:00PM - 7:45PM
Session 1 - 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
Session 2 - 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
Session 3 - 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
Power Of Sacred Music
Instructor: Rev. Zynora D. Mason

This course will provide an introduction to the purpose of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs while examining the differences and similarities of each genre. Students will explore a brief history, analyze structures in the music, and review the emphasis and effects of how the culture of the people and composers’ lives impacted these various sacred styles. Participants will emerge with an understanding of the importance of ancestral contributions, while creating a passion for a balanced diet in music ministry designed to meet the needs of the diverse ages of worshippers.

Tuesdays 7:00PM - 7:45PM
Session 1 - 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
Session 2 - 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
Session 3 - 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
Songwriting, Licensing and Publishing
Instructor: Ted Winn

If you write songs, arrange, compose, and create music and you want to earn money from it, this is the course for you. Understanding music publishing, licensing, and music placement are the keys to getting paid royalties from your music. The primary goal of this course is to go beyond the basics and help you become proactive in getting your music out there. You’ll gain a complete understanding of music publishing and licensing terms and how they might apply to your songwriting career.

Wednesdays 7:00PM - 7:45PM
Session 1 - 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1
Session 2 - 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
Session 3 - 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26
Gospel Heritage
Instructor: Dr. Teresa Hairston

The primary goal of this course is to provide an accurate history of the contributions of various individuals who are the pioneers, trailblazers, and game-changers of gospel music, as well as the significant periods in the evolution of gospel music.

Saturdays 9AM; Tuesdays 8PM (* = double session)
Session 1 - 1/7(S), 1/10*, 1/14 (S)
Session 2 - 2/21, 2/28*, 3/7
Session 3 - 4/4*, 4/11, 4/18
Business Of Gospel Music
Instructor: Trent Phillips

This course will equip you in music marketing, music law, gospel music management, music contracts, sales, distribution, legal ownership, and merchandising. These concepts will be examined in relation to areas such as touring, recording deals, digital streaming, live performance, music placement and advertising. After you complete this course, you should be able to:

● Understand the relationship between music creation and commercialization
● Identify and contextualize key elements of the gospel music industry
● Critically analyze various examples of gospel music business practices
● Skills in accessing current music industry research from international databases, web sites, journals, and texts
● The ability to analyze and critique creative and commercial music projects
● High-level conceptual and applied skills

Tuesdays 6:00PM - 6:45PM, Saturdays 10:00A - 10:45A
Session 1 (Tuesday) - 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
Session 2 (Tuesday) - 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
Session 3 (Saturday) - 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
How to Become A Music Producer
Instructor: Stanley Brown

A music producer is a recording creative and technical leader. Commanding studio time and coaching artists typically creates the sound and structure of the song. If you’re interested in Producing and being responsible for determining and leading the creative and technical aspects of recordings, whether for a single song, an album, or a soundtrack this class is for you. This Producers class will teach you how to work in the studio with artists, musicians, songwriters and audio engineers to create and sonically shape your projects.

Mondays - 7:00PM - 7:45PM
Session 1 - 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Session 2 - 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13
Session 3 - 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24

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