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Sound Foundations: equipping musicians for excellence

“. . . with my song will I praise Him.” Psalm 28:7

So, you’re a musician! You desire to serve God, and you’re working on building your skill set. Sound Foundations exists for musicians like you!

A three-week course for musicians aged 15 and older, Sound Foundations provides training in a broad variety of topics to take your music and your music ministry to the next level for the glory of God.

Sound Foundations provides opportunities for:

  • One-on-one coaching—on piano, ensemble performance, conducting, and more. Receive customized tips to take your performance skills to the next level
  • Choral/instrumental training—join your classmates in energizing vocal and instrumental workouts through rich repertoire in a creative and engaging environment
  • Music theory and composition classes—from learning music notation to actually writing your own simple songs, these classes will bring music to life for you!
  • Hymn history—mine the rich depths of the great hymns of the faith and learn how you can use them to point others to Christ
  • Presentations on practical topics—including: children’s choir and ministry, copyright navigation, music pedagogy, hymn improvisation, basic orchestrations, conducting, building a Biblical worldview of music, navigating notation software, how to develop and operate your own music business, and more!

What our past students are saying:

“After looking back on over a decade of experience as a church musician, professional pianist, instructor, and recording artist, I’m grateful to say that this course gave me the foundation for my musical journey. The dynamic instructors met me at my musical level, giving me indispensable tools to use professionally and in music ministry. In addition, they mentored us students as individuals, and pointed us to Christ as the Giver of gifts. I wholeheartedly recommend Sound Foundations 2019 for all young musicians with a heart to serve Christ with their gifts!” —Anna, Sound Foundations Class of 2008