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by Keegan D’Alfonso

 

Ohio Christian University will hold its first songwriting conference on March 30 from 9:00 am to 5 pm. Michelle Martin, Coordinator of Worship Arts at OCU, envisioned this event after experiencing many similar writing workshops in Nashville, TN.

“My heart for the day was just to create an opportunity for song writers in central Ohio to come together and get an experience like they might get in Nashville if they went to a songwriting conference,” Martin said. “The order of events is very similar to the conferences I’ve been to.”

The event will be held in OCU’s Ministry and Performing Arts Center, and rehearsal spaces and will open with a welcome and worship session. The workshop will include keynote addresses from OCU alumna, Amanda Blankenship, who currently serves as the Director of Communications and Operations at BRAVE Worship; and Josh Lavender, who is the Creative Director for Awaken Ministries.

Attendees may attend breakout sessions on co-writing and writing songs with good theology according to Martin. Additionally, there will be a Q & A session over lunch and panel discussions with industry experts and local worship pastors. The later portion of the event will split the attendees into co-writing groups to allow attendees to practice writing collaboratively.

In order to make the event conducive to co-writing groups, Martin said they hope to keep the attendance around 20-30 people.

“We’re encouraging people to go ahead and hurry up and register,” Martin said. “Spots are filling up and we don’t want the event to get too big.”

 

Individuals interested in this event can find more details and purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocu-songwriting-boot-camp-tickets-54354055443

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