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Christian Musician Summit Returns to the Northwest November 9-10

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Christian Musician Summit Returns to the Northwest November 9-10

CMS Northwest 2012 Conference Features Top Christian Music Industry
Musicians In Workshops and Concerts November 9-10


SEATTLE, Wash. (October 29, 2012) - The popular Christian Musician Summit (CMS) is set to come home to the Northwest, the site where the CMS events first started 10 years ago. CMS Northwest 2012 boasts a schedule that includes workshops and performances featuring some of the best musicians in the Contemporary Christian music (CCM) industry, including David Crowder, Phil Keaggy, Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown & The Worship Republic, Lincoln Brewster, Michael Farren, Bellarive, Jennie Lee Riddle and many others.

CMS Northwest 2012 will be held November 9 and 10 at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Wash., 25 minutes from downtown Seattle. A set of one-day bootcamps for songwriters, guitarists, vocalists and indie artists also is scheduled for November 8.

"It is amazing to think that this is our 10th year. God is faithful!" says Bruce Adolph, co-founder of the Christian Music Summit conferences and president of the Adolph Agency, Inc. "We love helping musicians improve their skill and inspire their talent. Come and join the celebration!"

Each day will feature conference sessions, workshops and performances, followed by nightly concerts. David Crowder, Phil Keaggy, a CCM Songwriters in the Round (Jennie Lee Riddle, Michael Farren, Bob Bennett, Benji Cowart and Jason Ingram), One Sonic Society, Bellarive, Lincoln Brewster and a Late Night Groove Lounge featuring Jesus Music Again (Bob Bennett, Bill Batstone and Alex MacDougall) are among those scheduled for the concerts.

"What a great opportunity for training and encouragement," says award-winning Christian recording artist and songwriter Brenton Brown. "I can't recommend the Christian Musician Summit more highly!"

Phil Keaggy, Ashley Cleveland and Dave Cleveland at CMS Nashville"I have had the privilege to be a part of the Christian Musician Summit conferences over a number of years now, and I can tell you it is an event that both educates and encourages musicians, vocalists, technicians and anyone who desires to improve their skill and have an impact in this world with their God-given talents," says Grammy-nominated recording artist and world-renowned guitarist Phil Keaggy, who will teach a workshop and also perform at the CMS Northwest 2012 event. "The people who have tirelessly put all this together are true servants and amazing human beings that I have come to love and respect."

"It has been a pleasure to serve God's people for the last 10 years with this conference," says Matt Kees, co-founder and president of the Christian Musician Summit conferences. "As long as we continue to meet a need for the sake of His kingdom, we will continue to strive to provide excellent, practical resources for folks."

For more information on CMS Northwest 2012, including conference rates, and to register, visit christianmusiciansummit.com. To like on Facebook, go to facebook.com/groups/christianmusiciansummit or follow on Twitter (@cmsproductions).

Photo caption: Musicians Phil Keaggy, Ashley Cleveland and Dave Cleveland catch up at CMS Nashville 2012. Keaggy is also set to perform at CMS Northwest 2012.

About Christian Musician Summit:
The Christian Musician Summit conferences, co-founded by Bruce Adolph and Matt Kees, are designed to inspire and assist worship leaders, musicians, technicians, pastors, songwriters, and independent artists to sharpen their skills for God's glory. In addition to the workshops and concerts, the CMS conferences also feature exhibits with audio/video and music companies who offer products and services for the Christian church market. These events provide a time for musicians and technicians of all levels to come and learn, network and fellowship.

In addition to CMS Northwest 2012, CMS at The Chapel 2013 is scheduled for May 3-4, 2013, in Buffalo, N.Y. and the date of CMS Nashville 2013 is yet to be announced. CMS at The Chapel and CMS Nashville are presented in partnership with Kingdom Bound Ministries.

For more information about Christian Musician Summits, visit christianmusiciansummit.com.