Summit brings artists of faith together

Art and music are vital to every culture, but where is the training for these artists?

The Levite Summit is answering the call to provide spiritual inspiration and practical instruction.

“In the Bible, the Levites were the tribe assigned to service and leadership. This involved musicians, artisans, skilled laborers, ministers and more,” said Amy Hayward, manager with Hear the Music Ministries, which is hosting the conference with  churches across the Okanagan.

With more than a decade of experience in mentoring young artists, HTM brings a wealth of experienced mentors and teachers to the Levite Summit.

Some of the instructors include Vernon Juno nominee Jon Buller and Starfield (Tim and Jon Neufeld), award winning producer Roy Salmond as well as modern worship artists such as David Ruis, Graham Ord, Kevin Pauls, Riley Armstrong, not to mention local experts such as vocalist Alexandra Babbel, artist and entrepreneur Nico Boesten, dance instructor Laura Elliot and Vernon drama coach Jason Armstrong.

A number of workshops will be available and teachers will cover everything from vocal and instrumental, songwriting, and visual arts, to spiritual health, drama, dance, and creative writing.

The summit is open to all ages and skill levels, whether in a church fellowship or outside the church community. They will be held at Willow Park Church in Kelowna Feb. 15 and 16. It will conclude with the opportunity for all registrants to attend David Crowder in concert at the RUSH Conference in Kelowna Feb. 16.

For more info., call 250-558-1127 or visit www.levitesummit.com.


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