The songs that have the most impact are the ones with “heart.” Learn what gives a song life as we inspire you to become passionate about writing songs that will impact your worshiping audience, the church community, and ultimately the world. Participants will learn to hone their songwriting skills from members of the Integrity Music family of songwriters.
About the speaker
Dove Award Winner, Renowned Worship Leader and Song Writer
Travis Ryan is a Dove Award nominated songwriter and recording artist based in Nashville, Tennessee, where he serves as worship pastor at LifePoint Church. The husband and father of four, previously served as a worship leader for Saddleback Church, and has also led worship for Campus Crusade, The Purpose Driven Life Worship Conference and the National Worship Leader Conference.
Travis is the writer behind the Newsboys’ #1 radio hit and KLOVE Fan Award winning song “We Believe.” His recordings include the EPs You Hold It All and Heartbeat and the full-length album Until My Voice Is Gone. Additional information is available at www.travisryanmusic.com and www.facebook.com/travisryanworship.
Although his musical experience spans multiple genres, Brandon Michael Collins’ attention to craft attests to his devotion to the art of composition. His study of classical piano; involvement in the Phoenix Boys Choir, Renaissance ensembles, and church orchestras; as well as performance in rock bands, L.A. clubs, and label showcases has provided a wide array of musical influences.
In 2007, The Ahn Trio, a New York based piano trio, premiered his work at the Laguna Beach Music Festival after Collins was selected as an emerging composer. 2008 and 2009 brought premieres of chamber works at the Ecole Normale de Musique’s Salle Cortot in Paris, France. During this time, Brandon also worked on cues for the branding of the cable network Lifetime as well as orchestrating and producing for several pop/rock albums. MORE