EEF 2013 Urban Worship Songwriting Summer Internship

 

 

The 2013 EEF Urban Worship Songwriting Summer Internship is a unique opportunity for 4 talented songwriters and producers that are skilled musicians and/or singers to learn to skillfully craft theologically sound and musically rich congregational worship songs for the African-American urban context.

Over the 8-week program, 4 interns will participate in an intensive study program. Their study will consist of three areas of focus: biblical theology and exposition, a historical overview of worship practices in the western church, and a survey of African American music, contextualized by history. The intern participants will spend the remainder of the time writing songs, rehearsing music, and planning worship for a congregation in the urban context. Interns are expected to be active participants in the EEF and Church Hill community, engaging themselves in organized neighborhood involvement events, as well as building meaningful relationships through participation in weekly community groups and mentoring neighborhood youth.

Once a minimum of 12 worship songs are completed to the satisfaction of the internship director and program requirements, the songs will be eligible for a demo recording during the final weeks of the internship. The internship will culminate in a concert showcasing the songs written over the eight weeks, which will be planned, produced and executed by the interns.

 

ABOUT US

East End Fellowship is a multi-ethnic, economically diverse community in the East End of Richmond, seeking God’s joy and justice for our neighborhoods out of love for Christ. We worship together corporately on Sundays where we sing, pray, and hear God’s Word taught.
We walk together in smaller and mid-sized gatherings throughout the week that focus on discipleship, prayer, and mutual encouragement and support, building relationships across cultural and ethnic lines. We work together for the joy and justice of our neighborhood through existing ministries and through civic associations, neighborhood involvement, and relationships.
For more information, please visit: www.eastendfellowship.org

 

PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS

  • Residence in Church Hill for 8 weeks.
  • Full participation in study program. This will involve completing reading assignments of a minimum of 150 pages per week, thoughtful participation in discussions, and submitting response papers.
  • Write 6-8 worship songs per intern, individually or collaboratively.
  • Participation in the planning and implementation of worship at East End Fellowship’s Large Gathering.
  • Weekly attendance at an East End Fellowship Community Group
  • Attend and/or Lead Worship at other local churches.
  • Observation of a weekly Sabbath on Monday.
  • Learn how to build prayer and financial support for ministry

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

Preferred, but not limited to:

Vocalists
Keyboardists
Guitarists
Bass Player
Drummer
DJ’s & Beat Maker

 

ELIGIBILITY & QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-25. Hiring decisions are based on the applicant’s demonstrated interest and self-discipline, availability to live in Church Hill for 8-weeks, past work/internship experience, extra-curricular activities, and video or audio submission. Skill in at least one instrument (including voice) and demonstration of an aptitude for songwriting is crucial. Interns with the ability to sing are strongly encouraged to apply. We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who will make the most of this unique opportunity!

 

STUDY PROGRAM READING REQUIREMENTS

Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin
Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell
Exploring The Worship Spectrum by Paul Basden
Survey & Analysis of African American Music, History, & Culture (Pre-Slavery to Today)
Various Songwriting, Musicianship, & Worship Resources

 

LENGTH

8-weeks | June 4 – July 29

 

LOCATION

Richmond, VA.

Interns will be living in the Church Hill Neighborhood with one of the members
of the East End Fellowship.

 

COMPENSATION

A total of $1,500 to be paid out in three installments of $500 over the 8-week internship.
Interns that do not meet the participation expectations will be ask to leave the program.
Only serious and dedicated applicants should apply.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Fill out the Online Application:
Upload audio (mp3, etc) and/or video (youtube, vimeo, etc) samples demonstrating songwriting and musical ability on the Audio & Video Submission Form.
Have someone who is familiar with your character, work ethic, and musical ability fill out Reference Form.

Online Application

Upload Form

Reference Form
All submissions must be in by midnight April 15, 2013.

Decisions will be made by May 3, 2013

FOR MORE INFO
Contact:
Erin Rose | 203-685-1136 | erinnrose@gmail.com
David Bailey | 804-651-2168 | david@makingamelody.com

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