NCS Weekend Intensive


NCS Weekend Intensive


[Reflects $100 Advance Registration Discount]

  • EXCLUSIVE three days of intensive teaching, mentoring, and one-on-one song coaching with Nashville music industry professionals
  • Work one-on-one with professional songwriters, publishers, and musicians
  • Powerful workshops to answer your SPECIFIC QUESTIONS about songwriting and the music industry.
  • Boost your songwriting exponentially
  • Personal song coaching sessions with industry professionals
  • Enjoy Historic Downtown Franklin, TN
Pay a deposit of $200.00 per item
Songwriters Amanda, Carolyn, and Aren having a great time at the NCS Weekend Intensive!

Experience three days of intensive teaching, one-on-one feedback for your songs, and personal mentoring with some of Nashville’s finest writers, publishers, and musicians!

Get three days of powerful teaching and one-on-one song coaching that will unlock powerful new tools in your songwriting. You’ll take an exponential leap in your understanding and experience of great songwriting guided by our team of professional songwriting coaches and pro songwriters, publishers, and musicians.

Finally meet “the right people” to connect with and rub shoulders with successful songwriters, artists, and industry professionals in a highly creative, fun, and inspirational environment to take your songwriting to new levels!

Register today for the next NCS Weekend Intensive,  April 25 – 27, 2019, or save your spot for the July and October events with our special Advance Registration feature (see below)!


General Admission –  $795 (or $695 if registered before April 18th!)

Advance Registration  –  Pay $200 to save your spot and receive $100 OFF (NCS MEMBERS SAVE $150) with entire balance due on April 18th (or seven days before any event you choose)

Special 15% discounts for groups of two or more – Send inquiry to [email protected] for more info and registration. Special AUDIT PASSES are available for spouses and non-songwriting attendees for $350 – contact us for info and registration.

Live Music Producer Tom Jackson works with attendee Steve Garrett for greater impact in song delivery!

Important facts to keep in mind:

  • Registration closes at midnight, Sunday, April 21st
  • No refunds will be offered after 7 days prior to event except in the case of illness or family emergencies
  • Registration opens at 1pm CDT Thursday, April 25th – event ends at noon CDT Saturday, April 27th
  • Song submissions are due no later than April 19th (see below)
  • See below for more information on Schedule, Venue/Parking, Hotels, and Restaurants

Past Featured Music Industry Professionals

John Chisum – Veteran songwriter and former VP of Publishing for Star Song Media and Integrity Media [CONFIRMED • April 2019]

Tom Jackson – World renowned Live Music Producer for hundreds of artists including Lecrae, Phillips, Craig, and Dean, Taylor Swift and dozens more [CONFIRMED • April 2019] 

John Mays – Director of A&R for Centricity Music (Lauren Daigle, Johnny Diaz, Andrew Peterson, Jason Gray, and all the great Centricity artists [CONFIRMED • April 2019]

Kenna Turner West – Professional songwriter with over 30 #1 songs. Kenna is the daughter-in-law of the late country great Dottie West and is a dynamic Christian communicator in word and song [CONFIRMED • April 2019]

Robert Till – Robert is a long-time music industry professional who has managed many top-level songwriters in his career. He will co-host, teach a great session, and coach you powerfully [CONFIRMED • April 2019]

Jason Gray – No stranger to CCM, Jason Gray is a popular Centricity Music Artist and hit songwriter.

Ginny Owens – Grammy-nominated and multiple Dove Award-winning CCM Artist, songwriter, and former Belmont University adjunct faculty.

Dave Clark – Award-winning songwriter, publisher, and brilliant storyteller

David Baroni – Prolific songwriter, artist, teacher, and coach [CONFIRMED • April 2019]

Rob Frazier – Member of iconic Christian rock band Petra, songwriter, and pastor [CONFIRMED • April 2019]

Craig Adams – As Creative Director for LifeWay Worship, Craig publishes hundreds of songs each year for all ages and styles. He is a powerful teacher, singer, and musician [CONFIRMED • April 2019]

NCS Weekend Intensive attendees Brittany Morse and Justin Till (with guest fiddler Brian Arrow) at Live on the Row

About the Song Coaching Sessions:

Each attendee will receive a confirmation email requesting submission of three (3) songs to be sent in via email no later than April 19th. You will need to submit a SEPARATE .mp3 recordings and a lyric sheets in Word, Pages, or .pdf form.  NO LIVE PERFORMANCES for the coaching session.

Songs not submitted by the deadline will not be critiqued. Demos may be very simple guitar or piano and voice recordings or whatever you’ve got that adequately demonstrates your melody and lyric. Don’t sweat this – we’re listening for the quality of the song, NOT the quality of the demo.

Schedule, Venue and Parking, Hotels, and Restaurants

The NCS Weekend Intensive is being held in the Cool Springs Galleria area just south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee, at Showcase, 416 Mary L. Polk Drive STE 503. Registration and early hangout starts at 1:00PM CDT on Thursday and the event wraps up Saturday around noon.

Parking is limited, so volunteers will direct you to nearby parking for your convenience.

Cool Springs is filled with hotels, restaurants, and shopping. Just search “Cool Springs Galleria Hotels in Franklin, TN” and you’ll see all the fine options available. Uber and Lyft are great ways to get around if you’re flying into Nashville and don’t wish to rent a car.

*APRIL 2019 NCS Weekend Intensive Schedule

THURSDAY, April 25th

1:00 pm      Registration Opens at LabeLive/Showcase

2:00 – 2:30      Welcome and Worship

2:30 – 3:00  Discovering Your Successful Songwriting Process with John Chisum

3:00 – 3:45 Getting the Most Out of the NCS Weekend Intensive with Robert Till

3:45 – 3:55 Transition to Breakout

4:00 – 6:00 Personal Song Coaching with Pro Coaches (Breakout)

6:00 – 6:30 Transition/Drive to Centricity Music

6:30 – 8:30   Catered Dinner at Centricity Music with John Mays

FRIDAY, April 26th

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee Bar Opens at LabeLive

9:00 – 9:30  Welcome/NCS Writer Showcase 

9:30 – 10:20  Pro Songwriting with Kenna Turner West

10:20 – 10:30 Transition

10:30 -12:30    Personal Coaching Session with Pro Coaches (Breakout)

12:30 – 1:30  Lunch on Your Own

1:30 – 3:00   Creating Moments Onstage with Your Songs with Tom Jackson

3:00 – 3:30   Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:30  Personal Coaching Session with Pro Coaches (Breakout)

5:30 – 7:30  Dinner on Your Own at Area Restaurants

7:30 – 9:00  Live on the Row with Cindy Morgan & John Roberts

SATURDAY, April 27th

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee Bar Opens at LabeLive 

9:00 – 9:30  Welcome and Worship

9:30 – 10:30 What Nashville Publishers Are Really Looking For with Craig Adams

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30  Your Next Steps for Successful Songwriting with Robert Till

11:30 – 12:00   Q & A with John Chisum

12:00 – 12:15 Wrap Up and Dismissal

*(Subject to Change)

Got Questions?

If you have any questions about this event, drop us a note at [email protected] and we’ll be glad to help you!

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