Wow, what an incredible weekend, and how tired am I. I’m definitely running on very little sleep and glad I have a little easier week coming up, but that was a lot of fun. 🙂
Friday was a big day – my new single went to radio (Will You Find Me Here – live version here) and also I got to open for Lenny LeBlanc at the opening concert for Cedarville University’s Worship 4:24 Conference. I was very excited to meet Lenny and his band and also to be back at Cedarville where I taught voice for several years.
The next morning I went back to the conference with several people from my band at church and they all attended sessions while I taught the vocal track at the conference. The first session I did was on basic vocal technique, the second was on advanced vocal technique and the differences between singing classically and singing in a contemporary style, and the third was on assembling and working with a vocal team in a worship setting. It was so much fun to be teaching again, and the only problem we had was that the room was way too small! It was only really meant to sit about 50 or 60 people, and we had well over 100 in there by the last session. There were people sitting on the floor, in the windows, on the benches for the instruments. It was pretty packed out, but we had a good time, and I loved hearing from all these people who are seeking to faithfully serve the Lord through their music!
Went home that night and got up to lead worship myself and had a new sense of the excellence with which we should be leading people into worship. We worship the God of the Universe! We should be doing that the best way we possibly can.
Heading to Georgia again later in the week, so I’m prepping for that, but so glad to have a couple of days off. I had a blast, though, hope I get to go back next year!