MUSKEGON, MIâ”€ For the second year, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. along with Shure, Yamaha Corporation of America, and Martin Professional will offer product training to all church technicians and musicians seeking the finest in-depth technology training available in the areas of audio, musicianship, lighting, recording, and media presentation. The Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) will be held September 14 – 16, 2009 in Muskegon, Michigan at one of the most beautiful Christian conference centers in the nation – The Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Center, a sprawling campus on the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan.
Summit Sponsor pro audio experts will be on hand along with leading worship musicians and world-class sound and lighting professionals. In-depth three-day tracks will include Audio, Musician, Lighting and Media. All skill levels are welcome as the training will be presented in structured technology tracks, allowing attendees to begin with the basics and build upon them with a series of increasingly advanced class offerings.
For audio session information and presenter bios, visit http://worshipartstechnologysummit.com/audio_track.html. For music session information and presenter bios, visit http://worshipartstechnologysummit.com/musician_track.html. For lighting session information and presenter bios, visit http://worshipartstechnologysummit.com/lighting_track.html.
These sessions are not a one-hour course or overview, but rather an in-depth, three-day training opportunity offering hands on participation, focused teaching and certification in the areas of audio, lighting and musicianship.
What Makes the WATS Summit Unique? Theory and Practice: Most technical training conferences are one or two days long —sufficient for fundamental theory, but less so in applying the theory to real situations that happen back at home. There isn't enough time for real world testing with an expert on hand to serve as a guide. Hands-On: What makes the Summit so different than other â€˜hands-on' sessions is that applications and principles will be demonstrated in real time, with real musicians in real rooms that aren't conducive to live sound, just like the ones in most real churches. And, participants will have their hands on real gear. Affordable: For registration and lodging information, visit http://worshipartstechnologysummit.com/wats_muskegon.html.