GATHER… INSPIRE… ENCOURAGE… IDENTIFY… COLLECT… EQUIP…
Through world-class teaching, hands-on experience, and exclusive access to Bethel Music artists and industry professionals, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills and grow to higher standards of excellence in your craft.
This event is designed specifically for those of you who are actively writing for your church congregations and are ready to take your songwriting to the next level.
Hand Selected Participants
Bethel Music Artists
What to Expect at Here & Now
MasterClass-style teaching that gives you a top-tier perspective from a professional on a variety of topics based on that teacher’s area of expertise.
During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to co-write with a professional who will mentor and coach you on best practices in real time.
During these sessions, you will write with other attendees, allowing you to build lasting community as you learn from one another.
04 Writers’ Round
The Writers’ Round provides a Nashville approach to sharing the “story behind the song”, allowing handpicked pro-writers to showcase some of their most impactful songs in our genre.
05 Song Critique Panel
This segment allows you to see into the thought process of Christian music publishers as they hear songs for the first time and provide a real-time critique.
*The songs will be submitted by attendees after registration and chosen for critique at a later date.
Focused sessions tailored to more in-depth perspectives from professionals in their field. Topics will be determined per event based on input from attendees via a pre-event survey.
07 Song Share
A fun opportunity to perform and celebrate some of the songs that were written throughout the course of the event.
A devoted time for each attendee to sit one-on-one with high-level influencers for 20 minutes. This could look like Q&A, a chance to play an original song for professional ears, or just personal ministry from the leader.
Roster of Songwriters and Teachers
We chose the Nashville area for our event for several reasons. First, it is more centrally located for anyone in the US to be able to get to easily. It is also a region saturated with the most influential writers, producers, and industry professionals in the nation. Known for its expertise in music and medicine, Nashville also has some of the most gorgeous landscapes in America. It only makes sense to be surrounded by its beauty while learning and practicing so creative a craft as songwriting!
Application Process & Requirements
Food, snacks, and drinks
Exclusive access to songwriters, teachers, and industry professionals
Anything purchased from the onsite coffeehouse
* The $50 application fee is non-refundable and will be credited to the registration fee for applications who are accepted.