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Tuesday, July 3
 

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

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
 

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 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

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
 

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 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

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 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

9:30am

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