A 3-day workshop for songwriters to refine the art of songwriting with the Bethel Music team.

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January 14-16

March 25-27

November 13-15

Join a hand-selected group of songwriters for this exclusive workshop retreat in Redding, CA. This all-inclusive 3-day experience gives you access to showcase and refine your songs in a personal setting with experienced writers.

Shots from
Songsmith 2018

What's Included

5 main sessions focused
on songwriting

3 songwriting workshops

A one-on-one songwriting review
with a Bethel Music worship leader

Small group activation with
an assigned Bethel Music
worship leader

All meals for three days

Full audience song reviews

Meet the Instructors

Brian
& Jenn

Johnson

Steffany
Gretzinger

Jonathan
Helser

Amanda
Cook

Kristene
DiMarco

Paul &
Hannah

McClure

Josh
Baldwin

Kalley
Heiligenthal

Hunter
Thompson

Instructor Lineup
Subject to Change

Retreat Schedule

Day One

9:00am
Breakfast, Coffee, Hangout
10:00am
Morning Worship
11:00am
Songwriting Workshop #1
11:45am
Q&A
12:20pm
Catered Lunch
1:30pm
Songwriting Workshop #2
2:30pm
Small Group #1
4:00pm
Song Review
6:30pm
Catered Dinner

Day Two

7:00am
Morning Devotional
9:00am
Breakfast, Coffee, Hangout
10:00am
Morning Worship
11:45am
Songwriting Workshop #3
12:20pm
Catered Lunch
1:30pm
Songwriting Workshop #4
2:30pm
Small Group #2
4:00pm
Song Review
6:30pm
Catered Dinner

Day Three

9:00am
Breakfast, Coffee, Hangout
10:00am
Morning Worship
10:30am
Songwriting Workshop #5
11:25am
Co-Writing Live Demonstration
12:20pm
Catered Lunch
1:30pm
Creativity Session
2:30pm
Individual Song Reviews

How to Apply

Only 30 spots are available for this special retreat. Anyone can apply, but only the most expert writers will be admitted. Please provide a recorded performance of an original song, pastoral reference, and video interview. A $50 non-refundable application fee will be applied towards your balance.

Application
Includes

Please limit both your videos to a
maximum length of five minutes.
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Have questions? Feel free to email us
at [email protected]
  1. Vimeo or YouTube link of you answering the question “Why I want to come to a Songwriting Retreat.”
  2. Vimeo or YouTube Link of you performing an original song.
  3. A $50 application fee is due at the time of application submission.
  4. Profile picture.