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Tuesday, July 3
 

7:15am

IMD Dance Boot Camp and Zumba Class
Target Audience: Liturgical Dancers and Non-Dancers

Course Description
This session incorporates stretching, aerobics, dance technique into a cardio praise and worship workout. This class is open to dancers and non-dancers. This class promotes a healthier lifestyle.  Attendees will leave rejuvenated, refreshed and revived through the rigorous routine of movement, exercise, dance and fellowship. (Handouts given during session.)

Special Ministry Requirements:
  • Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.

 Course Outline
I.       Stretching–Flexibility
II.      Embodied Prayers & Scriptures
III.     Hear Our Praises: Cardio
IV.    Zumba Praise: High Energy
V.     Our Reasonable Service: Recovery
VI.    Before the Throne: Cool Down


Tuesday July 3, 2018 7:15am - 8:15am
Halls F/G

8:00am

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Tuesday July 3, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Convention Center Room 143

8:20am

IMD Diversified Liturgical Dance Ministry
Target Audience: Liturgical Dancers

Course Description
This session teaches and empowers dancers in various liturgical styles to better interpret a song using different dance styles, banners, flags, mime and sign in musical presentation for greater impact. (This class is for liturgical dancers.) Attendees should leave with an understanding of the different styles of worship.

Special Ministry Requirements:
  • Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.
 
Course Outline
I.       Different Worship Dance Styles
Definition of the Various Worship Dance Styles
II.     Instruments to Enhance Dance Ministry
Flag, Banner, Timbrel Impact Breakout
III.    How to Bring all the Various Forms Together


Tuesday July 3, 2018 8:20am - 9:15am
Halls F/G

9:00am

IMD Direction for Directors: Effective Choir Directing Techniques
Target Audience: Choir Directors

Course Description:
To build a strong choir of blended voices who can both minister to the congregation and lead them in worship, you must build a strong team of skilled directors. Choir directors must build their own skills before they can effectively lead a choir.  While there are various styles among directors, there must be a clear communication with choir members to ensure accurate song delivery. This session is a fun and interactive experience, fostering hands-on practice of techniques.

Course Outline
I. Personal preparation and training
II. Song selection and delivery
III. Conducting
IV. Collaborating with musicians and lead singers
V. Maintaining a spiritual atmosphere


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 104

9:00am

IMD More Than Just Music: How to Be an Effective Minister of Music (Panel Discussion with Q&A)
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description:
One of the most valuable skills is that of leadership. Effective leadership is what pulls out a person’s God-given potential. In this panel session, leaders who have proven and effective leadership in music ministry, will share tools and strategies that contribute their success. Topics include creating an atmosphere for worship, the critical importance of personal Bible study, interpersonal skills and communication, dealing with difficult people, shared leadership structure, and maintaining order and excellence. This is an interactive Q&A session.


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

9:00am

IMD Show Me That: Practicum in Keyboard, Organ, Bass, and Guitar Musicianship
Target Audience: Musicians

Course Description:
This class is designed to expose participants to new techniques, chords, and methodology of playing piano, keyboards, organ, bass, guitar and drums. We must always endeavor to ensure the capability of musical maturity, through God’s anointing, while simultaneously perfecting our gifting through spiritual and intellectual pursuits. All musicians are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn new techniques and chords that they may incorporate into their styles of playing music.
 
Course Outline
I.          How to Accompany Soloists, Choirs
II.        The Art of Playing Hymns
III.       Playing Behind the Preacher
IV.       Cueing, Staging and Placement; Blend and Tonality
V.        How to be an Effective Music Director
VI.       How to Handle Business
VII.     Playing with a Band
VIII.    The Lifestyle of a Saved Musician
IX.       Playing for Production vs. Playing in Church [Psalms 33:3 (NKJV)]
X.        Playing in All Keys; Staying in the Pocket; Runs, Riffs and Scales
XI.       Shouting Music; Worship Chords; Traditional Styles; Hammond Organ Drawbar Settings and More


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 144/145

9:00am

IMD Technique and Vocal Health Master Class
Target Audience:  All Singers and Soloists

Course Description:
The voice is a musical instrument that was designed to give God true praise. Vocal technique is an extremely important part of the development of this musical instrument. The training for this class is rigorous and will challenge even the most experienced vocalist. The following will be enhanced: breath support, understanding and prevention of hoarseness, how to properly use one’s voice, how to avoid misuse of the voice, and much more. (This class is open to all singers and soloists.) After completing this training, participants should be able to properly use their vocal instrument.

Course Outline
I.       The Divine Purpose of Singing
II.     Vocal Techniques
          A.    Delivery
          B.    Pitch
          C.    Diction
III.    How does the Voice Work?
IV.    Speech Level Singing
V.     Crossing Vocal Bridges
VI.    Caring for the Voice
          A.   Physical Consumption
          B.   Spiritual Consumption
          C.   Rest and Exercise for the Body
VII.  The Vocal Workout



Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 102

9:00am

IMD Who’s Leading Your Leading? How Praise and Worship Leaders Move in the Spirit
Target Audience: Praise and Worship Leaders and Team Members

Course Description:
Worship is relational. As we build upon our relationships and learn to effectively communicate with God first, then we will find that the congregation will become much more involved in worship and will have a much deeper and more meaningful experience. The manifestation of the Spirit of God during praise and worship demands that everyone be like-minded and in one accord. That, in and of itself, helps to create an atmosphere for healing and deliverance. This session will demonstrate being led by the Spirit as we communicate in worship and how to lead corporate worship much more effectively to the glory of God.

 
Course Outline
I.  Know God: His Word, His voice, His heart, His presence
II.  Understand what is God saying to your church in this season? (1 Chronicles 12:32)
      A.  Be in touch with the move and work of the Spirit in the congregation you serve 

      B.  Select songs that relate to that move 

      C.  Study, memorize and quote scripture that supports the move 

III.  Understand your position and function as worship leader 

     A.  Be confident and stand in spiritual authority as you lead 

     B.  You Can't Fake This (Keep It Real)
     C.  If you worship, so will they.  

     D.  If they trust you, they will follow.  

     E.  Lead them; don't leave them 

     F.  Keep a servant heart - you are serving them. They are not serving you.
IV.  Experience the presence of God in rehearsals so they understand flow


Tuesday July 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 103

1:45pm

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Tuesday July 3, 2018 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Convention Center Room 143

2:00pm

IMD Show Me That: Percussionist Practicum: DRUMS
Target Audience: Drummers

Course Description:
This class is designed for both beginners and for drummers who would like to improve their skills. This is a clinic that will show participants how to set up their drum kit, basic stick grips and techniques, how to use the kick drum, hi-hat, patterns and rhythms, playing styles, how to use dynamics, and much more.  Participants will learn drum techniques that they may incorporate into their various styles.

Course Outline
I.       Basic Drumstick Grips and Techniques
II.     Using the Kick Drum and Hi-Hat Pedals
III.    How to do a Drum Roll
IV.    How to Play Snare Drums
V.     Playing Different Patterns
VI.    Playing in Different Tempos
VII.  Different Styles of Playing the Drums
VIII. Using Dynamics
IX.    Complex Rhythms and Patterns
X.     Staying in the Pocket
XI.    Playing with a Band


Tuesday July 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

3:00pm

IMD Who’s Got Next (Open Call Forum)
Target Audience:  Open to All

Course Description
It is the vision of our International Music Department President to increase overall engagement and participation within the IMD as well as create a platform for as many qualified and experienced individuals as possible to have the opportunity to execute their gifts on a national level, within their respective areas of expertise. This forum is an OPEN CALL opportunity for interested parties to present before various IMD leaders to showcase their skills and abilities related to the areas in which they desire to serve.


Tuesday July 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room
 
Wednesday, July 4
 

7:15am

IMD Dance Boot Camp and Zumba Class
Target Audience: Liturgical Dancers and Non-Dancers

Course Description
This session incorporates stretching, aerobics, dance technique into a cardio praise and worship workout. This class is open to dancers and non-dancers. This class promotes a healthier lifestyle.  Attendees will leave rejuvenated, refreshed and revived through the rigorous routine of movement, exercise, dance and fellowship. (Handouts given during session.)

Special Ministry Requirements:
  • Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.

 Course Outline
I.       Stretching–Flexibility
II.      Embodied Prayers & Scriptures
III.     Hear Our Praises: Cardio
IV.    Zumba Praise: High Energy
V.     Our Reasonable Service: Recovery
VI.    Before the Throne: Cool Down


Wednesday July 4, 2018 7:15am - 8:15am
Halls F/G

8:00am

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Wednesday July 4, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Convention Center Room 143

8:20am

IMD Dance - The Sight of God (What Does Our Ministry Look Like to the Creator?)
Target Office: Liturgical Dancers

Course Description:
This session raises awareness of the importance of living a godly life and it’s impact on our ministry. How what we ingest through sight, sound, touch, and movement affects our ministry. Does the service we render please our Creator? (This class is for liturgical dancers.)  Attendees should leave with a clear understanding of what dance ministry is about and the importance of not tainting the message. Handout will be given.
Special Ministry Requirements: Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions; Please bring a bottle of water; If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.

Course Outline 
I.       What is a Levite?
     A.    The Kingdom Assignment of a Levite
     B.    Attire of a Levite
II.     Purpose of Spiritual Diet to the Worshipping Body
     A.    Prepared Vessel vs. Unprepared Vessel
     B.    Watch what You Eat
III.    Keeper of Your Gates (Proverbs 8:343-34)
     A.    The Definition of “Gate”
     B.    What are the Types of Gates?
IV.    Being Filled With the Holy Ghost and It’s Affect on Ministry
V.     Unguarded Gates and its Affect on Ministry


Wednesday July 4, 2018 8:20am - 9:15am
Halls F/G

9:00am

IMD Leadership Lab Part 1 for Regional Presidents and VPs and Jurisdictional Ministers of Music
Target Audience: Regional and Jurisdictional Leaders

Course Description:
 This class is open only to Regional Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Jurisdictional Ministers of Music.  As a Q&A panel session, it offers an opportunity for candid discussion, hard questions, clear guidance, and strategies for success. Facilitators include Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, Dr. Janice Craig, Dr. Cynthia Benning, Pastor Alvin Coleman, and Elder Kevin Beamon.
 
Course Outline
I. Opening Remarks and Introduction of Panel members
II. Q&A session topics may include:
     A. Our Levitical Mandate in Music Ministry
     B. Leading with Vision and Purpose in Music Ministry
     C. What Accountability and Integrity in Music Ministry Looks Like
     D. Creative Resources for Music Ministry
     E. Maintaining an Effective and Holistic Structure
III. Closing Remarks from Our President, Dr. Judith Christie McAllister
IV.  Prayer


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

9:00am

IMD B.A.D. Girls in the Music Ministry: Bitterness, Animosity, and Discord
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Outline
A. UNITY - I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the UNITY of the Spirit in the bond of PEACE. (Ephesians 4:1-3)
Lack of unity, peace, and harmony is a heart problem, not a music problem!

B. BITTERNESS
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. (Hebrews 12:14-15

 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. 

C. ANIMOSITY
So Esau harbored animosity toward Jacob and kept saying to himself, "The time to mourn for my father is very near. That's when I'm going to kill my brother Jacob." (Genesis 27:41)

His words are as smooth as butter, but he harbors animosity in his heart. His words seem softer than oil, but they are really like sharp swords. (Psalm 55:21)

D. DISCORD
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. (Proverbs 6:16-19)

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. (Romans 16:17)


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 103

9:00am

IMD Show Me That: Practicum in Keyboard, Organ, Bass, and Guitar Musicianship
Target Audience: Musicians

Course Description:
This class is designed to expose participants to new techniques, chords, and methodology of playing piano, keyboards, organ, bass, guitar and drums. We must always endeavor to ensure the capability of musical maturity, through God’s anointing, while simultaneously perfecting our gifting through spiritual and intellectual pursuits. All musicians are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn new techniques and chords that they may incorporate into their styles of playing music.
 
Course Outline
I.          How to Accompany Soloists, Choirs
II.        The Art of Playing Hymns
III.       Playing Behind the Preacher
IV.       Cueing, Staging and Placement; Blend and Tonality
V.        How to be an Effective Music Director
VI.       How to Handle Business
VII.     Playing with a Band
VIII.    The Lifestyle of a Saved Musician
IX.       Playing for Production vs. Playing in Church [Psalms 33:3 (NKJV)]
X.        Playing in All Keys; Staying in the Pocket; Runs, Riffs and Scales
XI.       Shouting Music; Worship Chords; Traditional Styles; Hammond Organ Drawbar Settings and More


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 144/145

9:00am

IMD The Write Stuff: A Workshop for Current and Aspiring Songwriters
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description
Today, Gospel songwriting has become a tool to tickle the emotions of the listener to sell albums, rather than creating music that will cause spiritual change in the lives of its listeners. This session will give the tools to help create music that is spiritually guided. Do you feel you have the call of God to write songs? This class will help you to move towards answering and fulfilling that call.  This class is designed to give you some skills that will focus in on your gift and how to make it a blessing to the body of Christ. Participants will learn how to recognize their gifts and move forward to develop them in the purpose and plan of God.

Course Outline
I.          Types of songs that should be written.
II.        Why songs should be written.
III.       Common formats of a Gospel song.
IV.       Understanding thematic writing.
V.        How to Copyright and Release Your Original Music


Wednesday July 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 104

1:45pm

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Wednesday July 4, 2018 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Convention Center Room 143

2:00pm

IMD Show Me That: Percussionist Practicum: DRUMS
Target Audience: Drummers

Course Description:
This class is designed for both beginners and for drummers who would like to improve their skills. This is a clinic that will show participants how to set up their drum kit, basic stick grips and techniques, how to use the kick drum, hi-hat, patterns and rhythms, playing styles, how to use dynamics, and much more.  Participants will learn drum techniques that they may incorporate into their various styles.

Course Outline
I.       Basic Drumstick Grips and Techniques
II.     Using the Kick Drum and Hi-Hat Pedals
III.    How to do a Drum Roll
IV.    How to Play Snare Drums
V.     Playing Different Patterns
VI.    Playing in Different Tempos
VII.  Different Styles of Playing the Drums
VIII. Using Dynamics
IX.    Complex Rhythms and Patterns
X.     Staying in the Pocket
XI.    Playing with a Band


Wednesday July 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

3:00pm

IMD Who’s Got Next (Open Call Forum)
Target Audience:  Open to All

Course Description
It is the vision of our International Music Department President to increase overall engagement and participation within the IMD as well as create a platform for as many qualified and experienced individuals as possible to have the opportunity to execute their gifts on a national level, within their respective areas of expertise. This forum is an OPEN CALL opportunity for interested parties to present before various IMD leaders to showcase their skills and abilities related to the areas in which they desire to serve.


Wednesday July 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

3:30pm

IMD Monetizing Your Spiritual Gifts in This Digital Economy
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description:
Our current digital economy presents various options for aspiring songwriters and musical artist to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song.  The Bible declares that those who proclaim the Gospel should also receive their living from the Gospel.  In this session, we will discuss the fundamental basics of music distribution and licensing and the various options available to independent recording artist. 
 
Course Outline
I. Copyrights
     A. What are copyrights?
     B. Why are they important?
     C. How do I obtain copyrights?
     D. Who controls their use?
II. Recording Artist Revenue Streams
     A. “80/20” Rule
     B. Record Sales
     C. Public Performances/Radio
     D. Sound Recording Exploitation
     E. Publishing
     F. Gospel Music “Blackhole”
III Streaming Royalties
     A. Slowly becoming the dominant revenue source
     B. U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) January 27, 2018 ruling
     C. Sound Exchange
     D. Songtrust
IV. Who needs a major label?
     A. Independent distribution options (digital, CD, vinyl, videos/YouTube)
     B. Reasons why major labels are still necessary
V. Collaborations - Joint Works
     A. Default rule
     B. Importance of split sheets
     C. Ability to license joint works
     D. Adapting joint works
     E. Co-administration agreements


Wednesday July 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 102
 
Thursday, July 5
 

7:15am

IMD Dance Boot Camp
Target Audience: Liturgical Dancers

Course Description
This session incorporates stretching, aerobics, dance technique into a cardio praise and worship workout. This class is open to dancers and non-dancers. This class promotes a healthier lifestyle.  Attendees will leave rejuvenated, refreshed and revived through the rigorous routine of movement, exercise, dance and fellowship. (Handouts given during session.)

Special Ministry Requirements:
  • Please remember to wear loose garments and comfortable shoes for all class sessions.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • If you plan to minister please bring white leotard, white palazzo and skirt and black leotard and black dance skirt.

 Course Outline
I.       Stretching–Flexibility
II.      Embodied Prayers & Scriptures
III.     Hear Our Praises: Cardio
IV.    Zumba Praise: High Energy
V.     Our Reasonable Service: Recovery
VI.    Before the Throne: Cool Down


Thursday July 5, 2018 7:15am - 8:15am
Halls F/G

8:00am

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Thursday July 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Convention Center Room 143

9:00am

IMD Hands Up: Show Us How You Direct the Choir (Interactive and Hands On)
Target Audience: Choir Directors

Course Description:
This session will provide introductory fundamentals of choir directing and suggestions for best practice, followed by a question and answer session.  Participants will be provided guided practice for directing choirs, ensembles, and bands and then given an open stage opportunity to direct and get feedback on technique.  This is a fun, interactive session, with great music.

Course Outline
A. Listening, learning and leading
B. Question and answer session
C. Interactive demonstration

Hands Up docx

Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 104

9:00am

IMD Is It Well with My Body, Mind, and Soul? Ask the Doctor
Target Audience: Open to All Singers and Soloists

Course Description:
During this session, participants will be able to ask questions on several different subjects that affect the physical and mental health of the singer or musician of all ages. A concentration on the mental well-being of persons who have experienced trauma, grief / loss, burn-out, and depression will be emphasized.  These common-occurring factors significantly impact the lives of singers and musicians and their ability to function effectively in ministry. A wellness plan involving the acronym “Be W.E.L.L.” will be described.


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 103

9:00am

IMD The Great Balancing Act: When Music Isn’t All You Do
Target Audience: Music Ministers, Leaders & Officers

Course Description:
Can you sing, dance, pray, teach, preach, coordinate and lead worship? How do you determine which of these areas should be your focus? How do you balance it all? This class will explore these questions concerning those with multiple gifts and different callings in ministry. Participants will learn how to find balance, submit to leadership, wait on God’s timing, and allow the Lord to show them when it’s time to shift, transition, and much more.

Course Outline: 
For everyone to who much is given, from him much will be required… Luke 12:48)
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.  Ecclesiastes 12:1
I.       What are your gifts?
II.      What does it mean to have balance?
III.     Avoiding frustration in ministry?
     A.    Planning and preparation
     B.    Find others to help you do what you do?
Iv.     The role that prayer plays in maintaining balance


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

9:00am

IMD Worthy of Your Hire: The Musician’s HR and Benefits Package
Target Audience: Musicians

Course Description:
Many musicians today find themselves in a quandary when it comes to balancing the spiritual with the natural, when it comes to serving in the local church, and their own personal lives. This class deals with the business aspects of being a musician in the church. Attendees will find out the answers to questions that may seem hard to ask.
 
Course Outline
I.       The Relationship between the musician and the pastor
II.     The Relationship between the musician and the congregation
III.     What should be paid to a church musician?
IV.     What should be paid for studio recording sessions?
V.     Why is it important to have health and dental insurance?
VI.    What do you do if you don’t have insurance?
VIII.  The importance of professional organizations
IX.     What musicians’ unions are available to you?
X.     Should musicians be paid for extra services?
XI.    Why should you fill out income taxes?
XII.   What is the purpose of having good credit ratings?


Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 144/145

1:45pm

IMD Instrumental Skills Enhancement Workshop
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description 
This class will explore and explain the requirements, fundamentals, and techniques of professional musicianship. It will feature trained musicians who will give insight on the various facets of being a skillful musician. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our objective is to provide a learning and sharing environment and equipped musicians to take their musicianship to the next level.

Course Outline 
  • Session A: Music Theory, Techniques, and Exercises
    We will discuss and conduct various exercises dealing with music theory, scales, sight-reading, articulation, tone, blend and dynamics.
  • Session B: Master Classes
    During the Master Class session, the musicians are divided into groups of like instruments. A skillful musician will instruct each group, discussing and demonstrating better playing techniques specific to their instrument.
  • Special Session—Starting and Growing an Instrumental Music Ministry in your Jurisdiction
    A one-day special session will be held for those interested in beginning an Instrumental Music Ministry in their Jurisdiction.
  • Invited instrumental participants—We are inviting you to participate in the Orchestra if you play any of the following instrument types.
          A. Woodwinds
          B. Brass
          C. Strings
          D. Percussion


Thursday July 5, 2018 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Convention Center Room 143

2:00pm

IMD Show Me That: Percussionist Practicum: DRUMS
Target Audience: Drummers

Course Description:
This class is designed for both beginners and for drummers who would like to improve their skills. This is a clinic that will show participants how to set up their drum kit, basic stick grips and techniques, how to use the kick drum, hi-hat, patterns and rhythms, playing styles, how to use dynamics, and much more.  Participants will learn drum techniques that they may incorporate into their various styles.

Course Outline
I.       Basic Drumstick Grips and Techniques
II.     Using the Kick Drum and Hi-Hat Pedals
III.    How to do a Drum Roll
IV.    How to Play Snare Drums
V.     Playing Different Patterns
VI.    Playing in Different Tempos
VII.  Different Styles of Playing the Drums
VIII. Using Dynamics
IX.    Complex Rhythms and Patterns
X.     Staying in the Pocket
XI.    Playing with a Band


Thursday July 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145

3:00pm

IMD Who’s Got Next (Open Call Forum)
Target Audience:  Open to All

Course Description
It is the vision of our International Music Department President to increase overall engagement and participation within the IMD as well as create a platform for as many qualified and experienced individuals as possible to have the opportunity to execute their gifts on a national level, within their respective areas of expertise. This forum is an OPEN CALL opportunity for interested parties to present before various IMD leaders to showcase their skills and abilities related to the areas in which they desire to serve.


Thursday July 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

3:30pm

IMD After the Music Stops: Investing and Insuring Your Future
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description:
Musicians, singers, songwriters, preachers and motivational speakers often do not understand life after the music stops, after the benediction is read and after the last amen. They often walk away with only the compensation they receive for the appointment, ministry assignment or gig. They have neither investments nor a secondary income. Often, we see that some of the most familiar (famous) artists leave this earth with no insurance, with their fan base left to attend benefit concerts to raise money for funeral services. This is a disservice to their legacy. This course will deal with the importance of branding, investing and insuring your future and your family’s future. Attendees will understand the importance of investing in their gift and how to do it.

COURSE OUTLINE
 
I.   The importance of branding
II. Create multiple streams of income
III. Stop Saving, Start Investing
IV. Invest in your biggest asset
V. Why you should own a piece of the brand you use
VI. Secure your future
VII. The importance of Own Occupation Insurance
VIII. Spend less than you earn
IX. The power of saying “NO”
X. Life after Death
XI. What will they remember about me?


Thursday July 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Convention Center Room 102
 
Friday, July 6
 

8:30am

IMD Starting an Orchestra in Your Jurisdiction
Target Audience: IMD Registered Orchestra Members

Course Description:
The Jurisdictional orchestra is a great way to provide beautiful music that will enhance the worship experience.  It also gives wind, brass and string instrumentalists an outlet to use their gifts to glorify God and edify the body of Christ.  This session will provide resources and strategies that will help facilitate the process of starting an orchestra in your church, district or jurisdiction. (This class is for IMD Registered Orchestra Members.) Our goal is to connect with individuals across the Church of God in Christ that have an interest in starting an orchestra in their local area.  We desire to expand our network of orchestras across the country in an effort to share resources, strategies and encouragement.
Course Outline
 
I.       Research
     A.    Musicians
          1.     Number of potential members
          2.     Number of bands/orchestras in the area
          3.     Potential conductors/leaders
     B.    Permission
          1.     Approval from Jurisdictional Prelate
          2.     Cooperation from Minister of Music
          3.     Overall interest from the Jurisdiction
II.        Recruit
     A.    Letters
     B.    Flyers
          1.     Social Media
           2.     Email
     C.    Announcements
     D.    Personal recruiting
III.    Resources
     A.    Sheet music
     B.    Music Stands
     C.    Instruments
          1.     Personal
          2.     Rentals
IV.    Rehearsals
     A.    Location
     B.    Scheduling
     C.    Making rehearsals worthwhile
V.     Performances
     A.    Jurisdictional Meetings
     B.    Local Churches
    C.    Concerts


Friday July 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Convention Center Room 143

9:00am

IMD Leadership Lab Part 2 for Regional Presidents and VPs and Jurisdictional Ministers of Music
Target Audience: Regional and Jurisdictional Leaders

Course Description:
 This class is open only to Regional Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Jurisdictional Ministers of Music.  As a Q&A panel session, it offers an opportunity for candid discussion, hard questions, clear guidance, and strategies for success. Facilitators include Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, Dr. Janice Craig, Dr. Cynthia Benning, Pastor Alvin Coleman, and Elder Kevin Beamon.
 
Course Outline
I. Opening Remarks and Introduction of Panel members
II. Q&A session topics may include:
     A. Our Levitical Mandate in Music Ministry
     B. Leading with Vision and Purpose in Music Ministry
     C. What Accountability and Integrity in Music Ministry Looks Like
     D. Creative Resources for Music Ministry
     E. Maintaining an Effective and Holistic Structure
III. Closing Remarks from Our President, Dr. Judith Christie McAllister
IV.  Prayer


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Westin 1st Floor Congress Room

9:00am

IMD I Say Praise, You Say Worship: Blending the Traditional with the Contemporary (Interactive Practice)
Target Audience: Praise and Worship Leaders and Members

Course Description:
 
Given the various genres and styles of “worship” music, it is important to offer something for everybody.  A “full service” worship team offers a buffet of musical options and experiences so that the entire congregation, across all ages and preferences, can participate.  Learn how to embrace modern, contemporary music without completely elimination more traditional music.  This class will provide demonstrative techniques to help worship teams lead congregations into a richer, more resonant, and full worship experience.

Course Outline

I.  The entire congregation makes up the royal priesthood (I Peter 2:9).
II. Know where you are and where they are.
     A. Do you know where you are in your personal worship?
     B. Do you know where you want to go?
     C. Do you know where your people are?
     D. Be patient with your people as they grow to where you are.
     E. Compelling people to come out of their comfort zones and into true worship
III. Actively training your congregation to participate in worship    
IV. No matter where your people are, they can go further


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 104

9:00am

IMD Keeping Your Youth Choir All the Way Up: Maintaining Effectiveness (Panel Discussion with Q&A)
Target Audience: Open to All

Course Description:
This class will focus on key components that would provide attendees with key insight to developing and starting a youth choir within their ministry.  Topics of discussion will include, organizing a successful youth choir that would be multidimensional in structure, and providing opportunities for youth to establish purpose and meaning while being a part of a youth choir.

Course Outline
I. Personal devotion, prayer, fasting and a personal relationship with God as Youth Choir Coordinator
II. Know the vision of your Leader
III. Appoint a team to assist or work with a team that has been established
IV. Ensure proper screening and background checks for working team
V. Communicating a clear and organized vision to your Team
VI. Hosting an interest meeting
VII. Establishing a rapport with youth with activities and team building exercises outside of service/ministry time.
VIII. Provide opportunities and training for Youth
IX. Intentionally provide Positive Reinforcement during youth training/practices
X. Maintain consistency with practices, promises and personal growth
XI. Encouraging Youth to have a personal relationship with God
XII. Encouraging Youth to be disciples for Jesus during ministry and outside of ministry opportunities
XIII. Being a listening ear and support for youth
XIV. Have an idea or a list of youth related resources in the area for resource and referral programs for XV. youth in the choir
XV. Provide and appoint youth leadership roles: i.e. director, secretary, treasurer, prayer coordination, rehearsal coordination, etc.
XVI. Remain open to learn from youth (trends and new concepts) to remain relevant and relatable


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 103

9:00am

IMD Show Me That: Practicum in Keyboard, Organ, Bass, and Guitar Musicianship
Target Audience: Musicians

Course Description:
This class is designed to expose participants to new techniques, chords, and methodology of playing piano, keyboards, organ, bass, guitar and drums. We must always endeavor to ensure the capability of musical maturity, through God’s anointing, while simultaneously perfecting our gifting through spiritual and intellectual pursuits. All musicians are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn new techniques and chords that they may incorporate into their styles of playing music.
 
Course Outline
I.          How to Accompany Soloists, Choirs
II.        The Art of Playing Hymns
III.       Playing Behind the Preacher
IV.       Cueing, Staging and Placement; Blend and Tonality
V.        How to be an Effective Music Director
VI.       How to Handle Business
VII.     Playing with a Band
VIII.    The Lifestyle of a Saved Musician
IX.       Playing for Production vs. Playing in Church [Psalms 33:3 (NKJV)]
X.        Playing in All Keys; Staying in the Pocket; Runs, Riffs and Scales
XI.       Shouting Music; Worship Chords; Traditional Styles; Hammond Organ Drawbar Settings and More


Friday July 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 144/145

9:30am

IMD Technique and Vocal Health Master Class
Target Audience:  All Singers and Soloists

Course Description:
The voice is a musical instrument that was designed to give God true praise. Vocal technique is an extremely important part of the development of this musical instrument. The training for this class is rigorous and will challenge even the most experienced vocalist. The following will be enhanced: breath support, understanding and prevention of hoarseness, how to properly use one’s voice, how to avoid misuse of the voice, and much more. (This class is open to all singers and soloists.) After completing this training, participants should be able to properly use their vocal instrument.

Course Outline
I.       The Divine Purpose of Singing
II.     Vocal Techniques
          A.    Delivery
          B.    Pitch
          C.    Diction
III.    How does the Voice Work?
IV.    Speech Level Singing
V.     Crossing Vocal Bridges
VI.    Caring for the Voice
          A.   Physical Consumption
          B.   Spiritual Consumption
          C.   Rest and Exercise for the Body
VII.  The Vocal Workout



Friday July 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Convention Center Room 143

2:00pm

IMD Show Me That: Percussionist Practicum: DRUMS
Target Audience: Drummers

Course Description:
This class is designed for both beginners and for drummers who would like to improve their skills. This is a clinic that will show participants how to set up their drum kit, basic stick grips and techniques, how to use the kick drum, hi-hat, patterns and rhythms, playing styles, how to use dynamics, and much more.  Participants will learn drum techniques that they may incorporate into their various styles.

Course Outline
I.       Basic Drumstick Grips and Techniques
II.     Using the Kick Drum and Hi-Hat Pedals
III.    How to do a Drum Roll
IV.    How to Play Snare Drums
V.     Playing Different Patterns
VI.    Playing in Different Tempos
VII.  Different Styles of Playing the Drums
VIII. Using Dynamics
IX.    Complex Rhythms and Patterns
X.     Staying in the Pocket
XI.    Playing with a Band


Friday July 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention Center Room 144/145