Songwriting Academy

The Songwriting Academy is an intergenerational opportunity for songwriters and musicians to explore songwriting in a creative and collaborative approach. Refine and develop your craft with guest speaker Matt Redman as he shares his unique methodology. Learn from experts and songwriting coaches and emerge with your own artistic tools for writing more memorable and impactful songs. Participate in guided collaborative writing sessions and share your unique artistic skills in a live showcase.

Join us for an engaging weekend that will challenge you to go deeper with your craft.

Event Dates: August 21-22, 2021 (Saturday to Sunday)

Location: Azusa Pacific University

Cost: $40


Registration is open and will close on August 13, 2021.

Guest Speaker

  • Matt Redman

    Matt Redman is married to Beth and they have five children. His journey as a worship leader and songwriter has taken him to countries such as South Africa, Japan, India, Australia, and the Czech Republic. Along the way he has sung in venues such as Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium, and the Royal Albert Hall, and recorded in iconic studios such as Abbey Road in London and Capitol Records in L.A. Matt’s best-known songs include “The Heart of Worship,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” “Our God,” and the double-Grammy-winning “10,000 Reasons.” More recent cowrites include “Do It Again” and “Build My Life.”


Saturday, August 21, 2021
Time Session
9-10 a.m. Registration
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Morning Session: Matt Redman
12-1 p.m. Lunch Break
1-3 p.m. Afternoon Session: Guided Collaborative Sessions
3-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5 p.m. Closing Session
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Time Session
9-10 a.m. Check-In
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Outdoor Writing Session
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session
4:30-6 p.m. Dinner Break
6-8 p.m. Live Songwriting Showcase
Full Menu