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Free music master classes at Evangel University, March 28-29

Published on Mar 24, 2017 by Paul K. Logsdon

Live audio & vocal performance with Doug & Sheri Gould

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel University’s recording technology and worship leadership degree students will welcome Doug and Sheri Gould for a set of master class presentations on March 28 and 29, 2017.

They will speak on Church Front of House Sound, Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m., and The Contemporary Worship Leader, Wednesday morning, 9-11:30 a.m.

The classes are free and open to the public and will be live-streamed at:

Gould Master Class flyer
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Doug Gould is a veteran of the pro audio and music technology industry. He has served in management roles at Shure, Tascam and E-Mu Systems. He has also served in various churches as a worship leader, musician and tech. Doug has been a presenter at hundreds of conferences all over North America and beyond.

He is currently the CEO of Worship MD, an educational consulting firm that helps professional audio technology manufacturers build relationships with the church. Worship MD’s mission is to train, equip and unify worship and technical teams in the church and throughout the industry.

Sheri Gould has taught voice for over 35 years and has been a music director in multiple churches. She was the director of Good News Productions and currently writes for Worship Musician! Magazine, while teaching with her husband around the country.

“We’re so excited about the workshops we will be teaching with students and the community around Evangel,” said Doug. “We are passionate about equipping and training volunteers who serve on their worship and tech teams.”

Matthew Moore, assistant professor of music, said, “I’m excited for our Evangel students and surrounding churches to get to know Doug and Sheri! They are the real deal, excellent communicators in their field and have a true heart for the church and those working in the profession.”

The couple have toured the U.S., teaching at conferences such as National Worship Leader Conference, Christian Musician Summit, Camp Electric, Experience Conference, Worship Institute Northeast and many more.

“The fact we are able to have them teaching in tandem is an added bonus,” remarked Moore. “It’s the best of both worship leading and church audio viewpoints, which I believe will help all those who will attend.”

Master Class details

The “Church Front of House Master Class: 20 Steps to Better Sound” will be led by Doug Gould. This class will cover subjects ranging from current trends in audio technologies for the church to microphone applications for drums. It will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 7-9 p.m. in Trask Hall, room 101.

“My class will give some very easy to digest fundamental concepts of what it takes to produce a better sound in our worship services,” said Doug. “The things learned will be able to be implemented as soon as this Sunday.”

Sheri Gould
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“The Contemporary Worship Leader: From Vocalists to Worship Leaders” will be led by Sheri Gould and will focus on the transition from vocalists to worship leader. She also teaches vocal health, and this class will include a question and answer time. It will be held on Wednesday, March 29 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.

“I am looking forward to sharing with those in attendance all about how to keep their voice healthy and strong for a lifetime as well as helping them to reach their personal vocal goals,” said Sheri.

The Department of Music at Evangel University offers majors in music education, music performance, music business, recording technology and worship leadership. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music.

For more information, contact Matthew Moore at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7337.