Sound with Clarity ……

running sound at the Arizona Christian Music Showcase this Saturday

Rise above iT Media will be helping out at ACMS. I will be at the singer/songwritter stage running sound.  Come out and say hello and enjoy some great up and coming worship music.  

Event information:


This is a 2 day event

Talent Competitions and Showcase
-Q&A panel

Download Registration Form Here

REGISTRATION – Open until Thursday, May 3rd!

May 5- 6, 2012

Arizona Christian University
2625 East Cactus Road, Phoenix, Arizona

PERFORMANCE TIMES (Saturday, May 5th)


2:00 PM – Milyssa-Allie Dela Cruz
2:20 PM – Mary Lopez
2:40 PM – Nichole Roensch
3:30 AM – Kayleigh Matthews
4:00 PM – Overflow
4:30 PM – Brent Fenton
6:00 PM – Deborah Scholer
6:20 PM – Rebecca Bain
6:40 PM – Hannah Mount
7:00 PM – Just As I Am
8:00 PM – Spiritled
8:30 PM – Color Blind
9:00 PM – Lovers & Fighters


10:00 AM – Samy & Suzy Music
10:20 AM – Feeble Mind
10:40 AM – Mathew Pope
11:00 AM – Connie Meisner
11:20 AM – After All This
11:40 AM – Ohemaah Ntiamoah
1:20 PM – Love Note (Rachel Smith)
1:40 PM – Sean Flynn
2:00 PM – Wise Apple
2:20 PM –  Crystal Perry
2:40 PM – Rudolf Korv
3:20 PM – Kent Simmons
3:40 PM – Micaiah Sawyer
4:00 PM – Joshua & Glen West
4:20 PM – Evangeline
4:40 PM – Levi Mitchell
6:00 PM – Sara Michelle
6:20 PM – Mia Koehne
7:oo PM – Trevor Forsman
7:20 PM – Jeff Crosby
7:40 PM – Matt Hay
8:00 PM – Carol Fitzpatrick 

Sat, May 5 10:00am – 10:00pm
12:00pm – 12:30pm
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 Sun, May 6 – 2:30pm – 7:30pm
5: 2:30pm – 3:00pm

“Singing a new song”
with Patrick Andrew from PFR
Q&A 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Finals 4:30pm – 7:30pm

 Every artist/group or band will play once on Friday or Saturday in front of the judges. You will receive feedback and critique from the judges. All showcase participants are welcome to attend any/all seminars and clinics on Friday and Saturday. All participants can attend Q & A panel and finals on Sunday.    12 Finalist will return to play a second time on Sunday in front of ALL the judges.


$75.00 pre application includes
*entry in to showcase for one person
   *3 day pass to showcase
   *All seminars,clinics, and Q & A
   *Admission to FINALS

$25.00 per additional registrant if more than 1 person is performing on stage.

 Example: a 5 person band would be $175.00 total, registration fee of $75.00 which includes one person, plus 4 others at $25.oo a piece. All 5 people will be able to attend all 3 days events.

Four (4) Categories

Category #1: Vocal
• Solo singer, cover tunes
• May have (1) player or tracks
Player can not sing
• Perform a total of three (3) songs
• Provide a copy of lyrics pre-performance

Category #2: Singer/Songwriter
• Maximum of two (2) people
• No drums or electric guitar
Percussion and/or bass will be allowed
• Perform a total of three (3) songs
Two (2) of three (3) must be original
• Provide a copy of lyrics pre-performance

Category #3: Band/Group
• Minimum of three (3) people
• Perform a total of three (3) songs
Two (2) of three (3) must be original
• Provide a copy of lyrics pre-performance

Category #4: Praise & Worship Team
• Minimum of three (3) people
• Perform a total of three (3) songs
Team can do originial or cover worship tunes
• Provide a copy of lyrics pre-performance


Anyone who registers to participate in ACMS, can attend
the clinic offered by ACU, Clinics are 30 minutes and are offered all day Saturday

Song Development
Developing & orchestrating a song & rehearsal techniques
Led by Tracy Williams


All participants can attend every seminar offered over the weekend.
This is included in your registration

Seminar #1
12:00pm Saturday May 5
What record labels look for
The History of A & R, how its changing and the future of labels/distribution
Led by Ken Mary

Seminar #2
12:30 Saturday May 5
The Arizona Scene
Opportunities for Local Artists
Led by Brian Cole
Director of Extreme Faith Productions

Seminar #3
5:00pm Saturday May 5
Recording in todays climate
The powershift to songwriting from talent
Led by Ken Mary

Seminar #4
5:30pm Saturday May 5
Promoting your band
How to use inbound marketing and social media to expand your music fan base
Led by Mark Whiten and Marek Wawrzyniak from Interactive Webworks


Finals to include top 12 performers overall

  Prizes include (not limited to):

• Two (2) artist development contracts with VSR
• One (1) slot on Main Stage at Spirit West Coast – Del Mar, CA
• One (1) slot on Air 1 Radio Rock Stage at Spirit West Coast – Del Mar, CA
• $10,000 worth of scholarships for Arizona Christian University
• Open for Sanctus Real in Phoenix, Arizona
• $3000 scholarship put towards mission trip/tour with NGM Productions

More Prizes to be Announced

Judges/Seminar Teachers

James Hodgin from Nashville
Manager with DRYVE management
Represents Shawn McDonald, Chris August,
Downhere,Dave Barnes, Manafest

Andy Goerlich from Nashville
Booking agent with ETA LIVE
Represents Switchfoot, Mikeschair,
Flyleaf, the City Harmonic and many more

Patrick Andrew
Former member of the Christian band PFR
-put out 8 records from 1992 to2004
Currently Worship Leader at Church of Celebration

Mark Whiten
Founder and President of Whiten Design and
The host of Habanero Hour – works with artists
On graphic design , social media, website design

Tracy Williams
Head of Praise and Worship Department at Arizona Christian Univ.
Owner/Operator of Metro Music Center,Inc
Over 30 years of band,broadway,touring experience

Nate Huss
Christian recording artist with Slanted records
Currently Worship Leader in North Phoenix

Ken Mary
Formerly played with Alice Cooper
Started the band House of Lords
Currently the producer for all VSR recording artists

Richard Dietrich
Founder and President of NGM Production
-helps bands get on tours in Poland,Jamaica and Scotland

Gerald Fercho
Owner of Burning Canvas Recording Studio
Doctorate in music from USC
30 years of Worship Leader Experience

More judges to be announced

 If you are interested in coming to observe but not perform, prices are as follows:

Saturday, May 5th
Daily Fee (Watching Bands only) – $10
Daily Fee (Band Performances PLUS Seminars) – $20

Sunday, May 6th
Daily Fee (Watching Bands only) – $10
Daily Fee (Band Performances, Q&A Session, Seminar) – $20

Extreme Faith Productions
3454 N San Marcos Pl Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: 480.812.1100
Fax: 480.641.6703

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