Posi(Tive) Music Festival February 11 - 15, 2016
(Sound Connections Music Conference is concurrent with PosiFest for 2016)
Posi(Tive) Music Festival in Tampa, FL will offer lots of great workshops for your Music Ministry!
Sponsored in part by Unity Worldwide Ministry, emPower Music Arts presents this year's Sound Connections experienced as part of their Posi(Tive) Music Festival. Presenters include: Daniel Nahmod, Melinda Allen, Nathen Aswell, StoweGood, Lisa Ferraro, Erika Luckett, Sloan Wainwright, David Roth, Karen Drucker, Blair Tabor, David Ezell, Todd Lowry, Richard Mekdeci, JD Martin, Harold Payne, Penny Nichols, Eddie Watkins, JR, Jan Garrett, and more!
What Some of 2013 Attendees Had to Say
"I’ve never experienced anything like it. By day two I had begun to really understand what I had been missing and I felt an internal shift that I intend to use to add to our music ministry. Thank you all." Lyn Atterbury
"I want to let you know how awesome my experience was at SC this year. It rates as one of my top-ten lifetime experiences. I am open to receive and will have lots to share next year!" Love and Blessings, Doreen Lowery
"Thank you! A truly wonderful week! Who needs Unity Village! Let’s go to Florida! The conference was awesome! Thank you for your unending enthusiasm and hard work." Natalie Coffin
Your Music Ministry Team . . .
Melinda Wood Allen
Melinda is a singer, choral director, actress and songwriter working in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She received much of her formal classical training in Germany and Spain where she performed primarily opera, and now sings professionally in a variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, country, musical theater and pop. With almost 25 years experience in music ministry, she has grown a choir from 8 voices to over 70, and understands the challenges of every size choir. She is currently music director at Harmony Fellowship in Fort Worth, Tex.
Blair has been senior minister for 24 years at Christ Church Unity in San Diego, Calif. He is an author, composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His passion is helping people feel connected to God.
Jacquie Lenati--Staff Liaison
Jacquie serves as Media Specialist at Unity Worldwide Ministries and as minister at Unity of Springfield, Mo. An award-winning filmmaker, she has owned her photography and video production company, Oh Shoot! Productions since 2002. Jacquie served as Creative Arts Director at Unity of KC North for five years. During her time there, she grew the volunteer music ministry to include dozens of regular participants including a rockin' band, solid song leaders, an awesome choir and even a cantankerous bell choir! "It is said that love is a language we all speak, I would offer that music and the arts are the alphabet and sentence structure that carry our meaning of love into expression."
David Ezell--Team Chair
David is a composer, arranger, conductor and webmaster. After a career as a high school, college and community orchestra director, primarily serving African-American communities in South Carolina, he retired in 2006. In 2007 he founded Heart Wind Music, which offers online distribution of New Thought sheet music and audio. Also in 2007, he joined the Music Ministry Team. In 2012, Unity Worldwide Ministries selected Heart Wind Music to host its Online Choral Library. David has been a church music director since 1983, and is now at Unity of Columbia, S.C.
Todd is the music director at Unity Spiritual Center, Albuquerque, N.M., and former copyright attorney for Hal Leonard Music Publishing.