MWAW2016 … There’s an App for That!

We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of our new Music & Worship Arts Week event app!

The app contains the full schedule of the week’s activities and allows you to customize a schedule that’s completely your own! You’ll also receive notifications regarding session changes, breaking news, and other important information throughout the week … and be able to connect with other attendees to share your experiences together.

The free app is available now in the App Store as well as Google Play. Simply search “Music Worship Arts Week” in your store to download it now.

Once you download, you’ll be able to create a personal profile and upload a photo. After your profile is created, you’ll be able to add notes to sessions and bookmark favorites.

NOTE: If you’re downloading the app on an iPad, you’ll need to change your store setting to “iPhone Only” apps. (The store will default to “iPad Only” apps. After completing a search, you can change the setting by tapping the dropdown in the upper left hand corner of your screen. The MWAW2016 app will function fully on an iPad.)



Important Information Before You Arrive

Our time together at Lake Junaluska is quickly approaching! Here are important pieces of information and forms that you may need to bring to help make the registration process easier.

Pre-Event Newsletter

Download our pre-event newsletter (PDF) for information about auditions, a complete schedule for Sunday afternoon and evening, and tips for what to pack (and what to leave at home!).


Event Notebook

Want to see the full schedule? You can download a PDF of the entire event notebook now! (You’ll receive a printed copy at registration.)


Medical Form

If you have an elementary-aged child participating in the children’s program, a medical form is REQUIRED. Save yourself some time and download one now. (Form downloads as Microsoft Word file.) Bring it with you to registration or email it before you leave to MusicArtsWeek@UMFellowship.org.


Sign Up for Seminars and Auditions

One of our seminars and several audition opportunities have pre-event signups available now! (NOTE: If a seminar or audition is not listed below, pre-event signups are not required.)

Seminar Signup

Youth Voice Class Participants

Our Youth Voice Class is limited to 20 participating senior high singers, who must be able to attend both Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 2:30-4:15 p.m. This is a laboratory-style seminar, exploring vocal techniques including breath support, placement, resonance, and alignment. The seminar is led by Dr. Melodie Galloway, director of the Lake Junaluska Singers.


(NOTE: Adult participants are welcome to observe this class but should NOT pre-register.)

Additional Seminar Info

Directing from the Console

This is a lab (master class) being held from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Tuesday at First UMC Waynesville. Those planning to attend should bring an anthem to work from and copies for others (up to 10) to sing. The seminar will focus on conducting from the organ console and piano. (There is not an official pre-event signup for this seminar.)

Audition Signups

Youth Talent Show

Please note that there are several changes to this year’s audition process! Auditions will be held beginning at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Terrace 213. All groups or individuals will need to sign up IN ADVANCE for a five-minute audition and check in at the table outside Terrace 213. Only those acts auditioning will be permitted in the audition room during their audition. Results will be posted on the Event Office door (Harrell 202) after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Please note the following guidelines related to the Talent Show:

  • Time limit for all acts is 3.5 minutes.
  • Each youth may appear on the stage only once as a featured performer. He/she may appear as a soloist
  • or as part of an ensemble, but not both. Exceptions include youth who accompany another act.
  • No more than three (3) acts per church may audition.
  • Songs are to be accompanied (live or recorded) unless they are designed to be sung a cappella.
  • All acts will be auditioned before the show.
  • Clean and ready-to-play recordings must be provided to the Stuart Auditorium staff before the show.


Handbell Placements

Handbell auditions will be held from 2:00-6:15 p.m. Sunday in Lambuth 103. Auditions are required for the Adult Advanced and Intermediate I choirs.


Share our Digital Brochure

Looking for a good way to encourage a friend … someone in your church … a pastor or worship leader … to attend Music & Worship Arts Week?


Our digital brochure is now available … perfect for sharing with anyone you want to bring with you to Lake Junaluska this summer! The brochure works on any digital device — desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet, or iPad. Simply copy and paste the link below into an email!

Share this link: http://umfellowship.org/MWAW2016Brochure

The brochure includes the recap video from MWAW 2015 and an explanation of what the week is all about … as well as information about our clinicians, a condensed schedule of events, and accommodation and registration information. (You can even register directly from the brochure!)

Simply select the image to check it out for yourself!