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In this episode we interview Gateway vocalists/worship leaders Jill Brewer and Anna Byrd. We get into topics like:
- pop vocal technique
- lead vocal teams
- vocal health
- fears and insecurities vocalists face
- Star Wars (yes, Star Wars)
About Jill Brewer:
Jill and her husband, Robb, both serve on staff at Gateway church. Robb is an Executive Pastor at the Southlake Campus, and Jill is the Associate Director in Worship Development over vocal development.
They have 4 kids ranging from 21-14 years old, and all 4 kids are involved in worship teams across the different Gateway campuses.
While studying Music Education at Texas Christian University, Jill started teaching voice and piano privately, and has now been doing so for 25 years. The last 8 years or so have been devoted to learning and teaching the Pop-Style vocal technique that she learned while studying with Brian Schexnayder. This technique is what all of Gateways vocalists are using, and what is also being taught in Gateway’s Worship Team Academy, a training ground for developing the next generation of worshippers.
Connect with Jill at jill.a.brewer [at] gmail [dot] com
Anna Byrd is a singer/songwriter and Worship Leader at Gateway Church. You can learn more about her at annabyrdmusic.com
Download the Gateway Vocal Chart samples that Jill talked about.
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Today’s main training comes from our Director of Coaching, Jerimae Yoder. Besides being a full-time worship leader, Jerimae is an accomplished coach. He gives us some amazing insight on how to deal with tough situations that, frankly, would be easy for us blow up and make worse.
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And by the way, it's an incredible album. You can read a review of it here.
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, in-ear monitor
, kent morris
, monitor mix
, paul baloche
, sound check
, sound tech
, stage volume
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, small church big worship
, smaller churches
, worship service planning
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