Join host Corey Witt for interviews with worship musicians, as he explores musical questions of growth through the lens of practical applications and practical skills - hence the title: "How the Soup is Made." We're going behind the scenes on what skills it takes to get better and better at doing the work of a worship musician and practitioner. "How the Soup is Made" is a part of the Center for Worship Leadership Podcast Network, for more information and other shows see us at cwlonline.org.
Episode 8: Worship Planning: Sheree Howard
In this episode, we sit down with Sheree Howard and pick her brain about worship planning, service architecture, and what's the one band member she'd hire on a limited budget (hint: it's two players).
This episode is a companion piece to a Theology In Motion Podcast episode from October that featured Dr. Constance Cherry. The link for that episode is here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/book-the-worship-architect-cherry/id1452426842?i=1000493990670
Episode 7: Worship Leading & Electric Guitar: Tim Nienhuis
In this episode, we sit down with Tim Nienhuis, guitarist and worship leader, to discuss best practices in leading from the electric guitar, and not becoming a "green room christian."
You can find Tim on social media under @Tim9house
Episode 6: Musical Direction: Steve Marcia
In this episode, we sit down with Steve Marcia, guitar player and musical director, to discuss the value of preparation, community, the relationships that keep us together during a pandemic, and the reason why strong drummers make the best bands.
Episode 5: Vocals: Chad Reisser
In this episode, we sit down with Chad Reisser, a professional vocalist, worship leader, voice-over artist, producer, arranger, composer, and more. Chad shares with us some tips and tricks for both vocalists and worship leaders who want to be better vocalists and better leaders of vocal ensembles. According to Chad, *anyone* can sing, and just about anyone can improve the art form of singing and leading worship.
Episode 4: Keys: Andy Toy
This episodes dives deep into Andy's background, and the short list of skills and habits that help players grow.
Episode 3: Bass: Brandon Shaw
In this episode, we sit down with Brandon Shaw to discuss all things bass and professionalism on the instrument. Not only is Brandon a great player, but he's also a great teacher and seems to find ways to both play music and present content appropriately and tastefully.