WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE EMERGING SOUND CAMPS HELD?
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Indiana Camps are held at our headquarters (the historic Ruth C. Sabin House) in La Porte, Indiana. 50 minutes outside of Chicago.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE EMERGING SOUND?
The Emerging Sound is geared towards 16-28 year olds. Most participants are in their last years of high school through college. We do accepts minors as early as Junior High, but all applications are reviewed under the same standards.
Since we will have minors with us, everyone (Staff, Teacher, Interns & Young Adults alike) over the age of 18 will submit to a background check and Abuse Awareness Training (Ministry Safe).
Students - Minors, ages 13-17
Young Adults - ages 18+
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THE EMERGING SOUND?
Regular Pricing (January 1st - May 31st)
$679 USD - Student Tuition Rate
$379 USD - Young Adult Tuition Rate
Late Registration (June 1st - June 30th)
$750 USD - Student Tuition Rate
$390 USD - Young Adult Tuition Rate
Super Late Registration (July 1st - July 7th)
$800 USD - Student Tuition Rate
$420 USD - Young Adult Tuition Rate
IS THERE A GROUP OR SIBLING DISCOUNT?
For schools or churches who send 5 or more students/Young Adults, 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?
Every application will be thoroughly reviewed by our Team. Participants will be notified via email of acceptance. Applications acceptances are sent out starting on Jan 1st. After that expect 2-3 weeks (sometimes longer depending on volume) to process applications. Applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis, so do not procrastinate in submitting. Participants 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.
Note: Being accepted does not necessarily reserve you a spot at camp. Camp spots are filled up once you have registered and paid in full or begun a payment plan for camp.
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 sure 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.
ARE MEALS INCLUDED?
Not all meals are included.
Lunches and Dinners will be provided during camp for all participants.
For participants staying at the Ruth C. Sabin House – we’ll make you breakfast.
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?
We no longer offer private voice or instrument lessons during camp.
WHERE AND WITH WHOM WILL STUDENTS STAY?
Accommodations vary according to venue.
THE EMERGING SOUND INDIANA:
Students will be housed and fed at the historic Ruth C. Sabin home. Bunk rooms will consist of several students and interns (all same gender).
Young Adults will need to seek accommodations at any of the local area Hotels/AirBnBs.
WHO WILL I LEARN FROM?
Jennie Lee Riddle will be present at every Emerging Sound. Many of our Team members will be at our Indiana 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 a student without warning and require immediate exit at our discretion.
IS FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?
There are occasionally some skill-based partial scholarships available.
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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.
Midway International Airport: 90 Minute Drive
O'Hare International Airport: 2 Hour Drive
South Bend Airport: 30 Minute Drive
Please note: The Emerging Sound will provide shuttles to and from Midway International Airport.
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?
March 12th - 16th
June 18th - 22nd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.