Event description

Sound Foundations was developed for the purpose of helping young people develop music ministry skills as well as Biblical instruction in God-honoring music. The course is for young people ages 15 and older who desire to grow in their walk with the Lord and develop skills such as: orchestration, song and hymn writing, church music directing, hymnology, Biblical basis for worship, and conducting, to name a few. This will take place in Big Sandy, Texas, July 15–August 3, 2019. The last week of Sound Foundations will be in conjunction with the Big Sandy Family Conference.

Topics may include:

  • · Music Theory
  • · Music History
  • · Music Notation
  • · Church Music Leading
  • · Piano Master Class
  • · Choir
  • · Song Writing
  • · The Why of Music
  • · Scripture in Song
  • · Children’s Choir
  • · Hymnology
  • · Piano Pedagogy
  • · Conducting
  • · Orchestration



Aaron Baker

  • Aaron has been actively involved in church music as a pianist, choir director and congregational song leader since 1994. He founded Ezekiel School of Music for the purpose of equipping young people for church music ministry.

Daniel Ziesemer

  • For the past 28 years violinist Daniel Ziesemer has been studying music and ministering in a variety of venues. He desires to play and write beautiful music for the glory of God and the edification of the Church.

Brian Fox

  • Brian has been a vocal and instrumental soloist, member of numerous small and large vocal and instrumental organizations, and the director of numerous orchestras and choirs.

Anna Ferraro

  • Anna is a pianist on a mission to glorify God and edify others through excellent and uplifting music. She is passionate about equipping students with skills to serve Christ and make His truths known.

Susannah Hulin

  • Susannah has been blessed to study music since a very young age. She enjoys playing piano and viola for her church and events with siblings.

David Waller

  • Raised in a large family, David and his siblings enjoyed playing instruments and singing. He leads the music at his church and continues to play the violin.

Carol Blair

  • Carol Blair grew up singing hymns in Sunday school, church, youth group, and Bible camp in the summer.


Register for the 2019 Sound Foundations (July 15-August 3, 2019):


Pricing includes lodging and meals for the duration of the course.

$1200 Regular
$950 Early Bird Registration before June 1st