FAQ

WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE EMERGING SOUND CAMPS HELD?

 

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The Emerging Sound 2018 events have not been released yet. Stay tuned, we will announce them shortly. 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE EMERGING SOUND TEXAS?

Students -  ages 13-17

Interns - Students who have graduated from High School AND are over the age of 18 by the time The Emerging Sound starts, may apply for one of our Intern spots.

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AN INTERN AT THE EMERGING SOUND?
 

The Internship is for qualified and experienced songwriters and worship leaders who are looking to grow in the their skills by serving others. There are a limited number of Intern spots available. CLICK HERE to apply.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THE EMERGING SOUND?

           Early Bird (end October 31th)

           $600 USD - Student Rate (all inclusive)

           $450 USD - Intern Rate (all inclusive)
 

           Regular Rate (November 1st - Dec 31st)

           $649 USD - Student Rate (all inclusive)

           $469 USD - Intern Rate (all inclusive)


           Space Limited (Jan 1st - May 31st)

           $679 USD - Student Rate (all inclusive)

           $500 USD - Intern Rate (all inclusive)
 

           Late Registration (June 1st - June 30th)

           $750 USD - Student Rate (all inclusive)

           $575 USD - Intern Rate (all inclusive)
 

           By-The-Skin-Of-Your-Teeth-We-Like-You-a-Lot (July 1st - July 7th)

           $800 USD - Student Rate (all inclusive)

           $600 USD - Intern Rate (all inclusive)

IS THERE A GROUP OR SIBLING DISCOUNT?


For schools or churches who send 5 or more students, the cost will be $600 USD per attendee.

Families sending more than one child can receive a 10% discount for additional siblings.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE EMERGING SOUND?
 

To apply click HERE. Every application will be thoroughly reviewed by our Team. Students will be notified via email of acceptance. Applications acceptances are sent out starting on Jan 1st. After that expect 2-3 weeks to process applications. Applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis, so do not procrastinate in submitting. Students will be placed into beginner, intermediate, advanced, or semi-pro writing circles. Registration will need to be fully completed and payment submitted upon acceptance in order to secure placement.

WHAT IS THE EMERGING SOUND LOOKING FOR IN AN APPLICATION?

Overall musicianship and/or songwriting skill and a desire to use talents to serve the Kingdom.
Our desire is to shore up your weakness and strengthen what remains in both vocal and songwriting ability. Every singer should learn to write, and every writer should learn to sing!

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?

Under no circumstance will deposits be refunded.
Please note: All monies paid that exceed deposit can be refunded in full up to six weeks prior to the event should a cancellation become necessary.

IS THERE SONGWRITING TRAINING OFFERED FOR ADULTS?

Yes. Via the internship program, training is available. An application process and referrals are required. 

ARE MEALS INCLUDED?

Yes! All meals are included.
Please let us know of all food allergies on the registration form.

CAN PARENTS CHAPERONE?

No. While parents may not attend The Emerging Sound, we encourage attendance at orientation, the following meet and greet, and worship on final day at pick-up.

MAY STUDENTS BRING THEIR OWN INSTRUMENT?

Absolutely! We encourage them to do so!
Please note: Consider the risk. The Emerging Sound is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft.

ARE PRIVATE LESSONS OFFERED?

Yes. Take advantage of a professional vocal coach at The Emerging Sound by adding a Private Lesson to your registration. It will be an option you can add for $60 each or 2 for $100 when you check out.

WHERE AND WITH WHOM WILL STUDENTS STAY?

Accommodations vary according to venue.
THE EMERGING SOUND 2017 TEXAS:  Each student will have his/her own room in a 4-bedroom apartment.  Each apartment will have an adult present. Each apartment has a private bathroom, and a small kitchenette where students can keep snacks for the week. Students will need to bring their own twin extra long bedding.

WHO WILL I LEARN FROM?

Jennie Lee Riddle will be present at every Emerging Sound. Many of our Team members will be at our Texas location. Team members attending other Emerging Sound locations, such as La Porte, will be added based on enrollment. 

WHO WILL MY STUDENT SPEND TIME WITH?

Each student will be placed in a different writing circle consisting of 4-10 students (depending on skill placement) and 1-2 team leaders. Every day students will have the opportunity to work with different Team professionals, interns, and peers of differing ages and gender.

WHEN WILL THE SCHEDULE BE RELEASED?

By the first week in July, the schedule should be mostly finalized. We are not offering a typical "conference-in-a-box" experience. We are intentionally designing all instruction around the needs of students actually attending. To that end, it is critical that all auditions/performances/writing samples accurately reflect the true skill-level of the attending student.

WILL BACKGROUND CHECKS BE PERFORMED ON ALL MEMBERS OF THE EMERGING SOUND TEAM?

Each of our on-site team members go through a selection criteria, and are required to submit to a background check and take abuse training via our partners at MinistrySafe.com.

WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS BRING?

Bible, pen, paper, bath towel, toiletries, twin-extra long bed fitted sheet, blanket and pillow, bug spray, flashlight, instrument, snacks (peanut free), great attitude, creative spirit, and joyful heart.

WHAT IS PROHIBITED?

We prohibit the same behaviors that most schools, churches, and parents prohibit. As way of reminder and clarification, a common-sense short list would be: weapons, tobacco products, alcohol, drugs, porn, immodest attire, profanity or foul language, lewd behavior, disrespectful attitudes, unkindness, bullying, sexual innuendo or advances.
Please note: Any prescription medication must be noted during registration and will be noted by the counselors.
Please note: We reserve the right to expel student without warning and require immediate exit at our discretion.

IS FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?

There are some skill-based partial scholarships available.
Email theemergingsound@gmail.com for details.
Students are highly encouraged to raise personal support.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE EMERGING SOUND?

-Looks great on a college resume
-Intensive, targeted, and challenging education
-Spend the week collaborating with music professionals
-Form life-time friendships with like-minded Kingdom creatives

HOW MUCH MUSIC EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND?

All levels of experience are welcome to APPLY. Students will be grouped by skill-level into writing circles. Workshop sessions will be offered from beginner to advanced and semi-pro levels.

AIRPORT INFORMATION

TEXAS:
Dallas Love Field (DAL): 1 hr drive
Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW): 1 hr drive

Please note: Your transportation to and from campsites must be secured on your own.
The Emerging Sound does not provide transportation.

IS THE EMERGING SOUND ASSOCIATED WITH A PARTICULAR CHURCH OR DENOMINATION?

We are interdenominational. We purposefully come from varying denominational backgrounds and seek to train students towards ministry to the whole body of Christ.  See our Statement of Faith

INDIANA WRITER'S INTENSIVE

Who can APPLY for an Indiana Writer's Intensive?

These writer's retreats are for semi-pro and advanced writers.

What will the week look like?

Quite simply, the the week will consist of multiple daily co-writing sessions with varying People & Songs members and other pro & semi-pro writers.

What are the dates for the Writer's Intensives?

June 26th - 30th, 2017

Where are they held?

At the People & Songs and Emerging Sound Headquarters in La Porte, Indiana

How do I apply?

Begin your application here. An active YouTube link of an original song is required for the application/audition, as well as a valid PRO number. (Ensure that the link is not set to private; however, if it is, it must be shared with theemergingsound@gmail.com)

What is included in the registration cost?

Registration costs cover all meals and accommodations for the length of the Intensive. 

What airport should I use?

Midway, O'Hare and South Bend International are all within driving distance of La Porte. We suggest one of the following options for transporting to La Porte:

Rent a vehicle.

There is a bus line that runs from both O'Hare and Midway to Michigan City, Indiana (20 minutes to the house). Rides from Michigan City to La Porte can be arranged.
Tickets from Midway or O'Hare are $31 one-way or $56 roundtrip.