Hosted by special guest, Aaron Rice,  this year's annual Pre-Conference Songwriting Intensive at Experience Conference will be held on Monday, September 5th and Tuesday, September 6th at the Coronado Springs Resort! Registrants will have the opportunity to gain important tools and learn key songwriting elements as they co-write with professional singer/songwriters including our host who has garnered six #1 Billboard Singles, 3 Certified Gold singles, award-winning songwriter, Aaron Rice. Aaron will be joined by Dove Award Nominated artist, Kerrie Roberts; Top 10 finalist on NBC's The Voice, artist, and worship leader, Jeremy RosadoStaff Songwriter at Integrity Music and former director/producer of SEU Worship, Chase Wagner; songwriter for Benson Music Group and former member of NewSong, Leo Ahlstrom; and chart-topping songwriter and frontman of Run Kid Run, David Curtis. All of our songwriting coaches serve in their local church, with a passion for writing worship music and developing fellow worship artists. Do not miss out on this highly interactive, creative two-day session!

  • Designed to teach and empower songwriters to create dynamic, relevant and substantive songs for the local church
  • Registrants received specialized instruction and coaching from top CCLI songwriters and performers in the writing and publishing of their songs
  • Powerful workshops and discussions
  • Registrant will have the opportunity to receive a personalized song evaluation from one of the coaches
  • Group song reviews/critiques of several selected songs
  • Best of all – co-writing in a small group with the pro songwriters!

Registration is $120 per person, is extremely limited and is only open to the first 50 applicants that have already registered for EC22, so make sure to register today!



Aaron is an award winning songwriter and producer with numerous Billboard Number 1 hits, Multiple Dove and Grammy award nominations as a songwriter and producer, 3 Certified Gold Records, with writing and production credits on numerous Dove and Grammy winning projects.

Rice has had numerous successes with his songwriting career that includes the No. 1 hit, “Made To Love,” which earned Rice a 2008 Grammy nomination for Gospel Song of the Year, Dove Nomination for Pop/Rock Song of the Year and Song of the Year, and a gold plaque for the single. Other notable standouts include; “Get Back Up” (No. 1 song, Dove nomination for Pop/Rock Song of the Year), “I’m For You,” (No. 1), “Good Morning,” (Gold single) and Hawk Nelson’s “Million Miles Away.”

In addition, Aaron is a lawyer specializing in Entertainment Law.


GMA Dove Award nominated powerhouse female vocalist Kerrie Roberts is best known for her hit CCM pop songs “No Matter What,” “Outcast,” and “What Are You Afraid Of.” She has had several songs chart on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and has been featured on promo spots for ABC TelevisionShe is a uniquely gifted singer/songwriter with a big voice which is memorable and dynamic yet intimate. She is a uniquely emotive and soulful vocalist. In her songs she addresses themes of empowerment, strength, encouragement and joy delivered on waves of vibrant and contagious music ranging from high-energy pop to signature ballads beautifully expressed through tender, undeniable vocal performances. Her songs are inspiring and great reminders to have faith and to allow God to use you, no matter what. Kerrie pours her heart out in every single song and demonstrates how she is living out Matthew 11:29: “Learn the unforced rhythms of grace,” by singing what God wants her to sing, letting God speak to her and by using her gifts for His glory.


Artist and Worship Leader Jeremy Rosado grew up in a large Puerto Rican family in Queens, New York, and got his start singing at neighborhood block parties. At 10 years old, his family moved to Florida and Jeremy began participating in choir at church and school. He later became a worship leader and started gaining traction in the local music scene. At 19, Jeremy competed on American Idol and placed 13th on the hit show. At 21, he got the opportunity to open for Andrea Bocelli in Germany and finally felt his career taking off. However, later that year Jeremy made the biggest decision of his life and decided to take over guardianship of his niece, since he was the most fit to care for her. He spent the next seven years solely focused on being a dad, but now that his daughter is 18, Jeremy is ready to get back to music. He just competed on Team Kelly Clarkson on NBC’s The Voice, this past season and America voted him thru all the way to the Top 10.  He is currently writing and recording new music, slated to release later this year!

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Staff Songwriter, Integrity Music • Creative Pastor, Grace City Church

Chase Wagner and his wife, Paige, live in Lakeland, Florida, as Chase currently serves as Creative Pastor at Grace City Church. For five years previous, Chase was the director/producer of SEU Worship at Southeastern University and taught classes in the church music major. Chase remains a creative consultant for the University. Before moving to Florida, Chase was raised in Seattle, Washington, and ministered as part of Foursquare United Generation with Pastor Chad Veach. On top of his solo releases and Grace City projects, Chase Wagner's songs have been recorded by artists like Jesus Culture, Leeland, Evan Craft, and Sarah Kroger.


Leo Ahlstrom comes to us from the western burbs of Chicago, where he served as Worship Pastor for nine years before getting the call to come back to the Nashville area where he and Rebecca had previously resided for over 20 years. During those 20 years in Nashville, Leo, in addition to leading worship at their home church, was a staff songwriter at several publishing houses in Nashville (Benson Music Group, BMG, Warner/Chappell). He was also a member of recording artist, Newsong, where he co-wrote and produced some of their biggest radio songs. 

Leo serves as Lead Pastor of Worship at Rolling Hills Community Church and lives in Thompson Station with his wife, Rebecca, and their 125-pound lap dog Beaux.


David Curtis is a chart-topping songwriter and is the frontman of the legendary Tooth & Nail Records band, Run Kid Run.

After being on the road with his band for a decade, God called him at a very distinct moment. His band was leading worship for a summer camp which they normally did not do, and he remembers after those two weeks knowing leading worship and working for a local church was his next step. He was hooked after getting a taste of leading people into the presence of God. Rock ‘n’ roll could not stand up to that!

Now, as both the Discipleship & Worship Pastor at Rolling Hills Community Church, David has the opportunity to not only lead people in worship, but he also gets to lead them to a community group, to the next step in their faith, or in sharing their story. David also loves writing music, running, and spending time with his wife and kids.



1:00pm - Registration

2:00pm - Welcome, Prayer

2:15pm to 3:15pm - Song Sharing

15-minute Break

3:30pm to 4:30pm - Publishing 101

60-minute Dinner Break

5:30pm to 8:00pm - Nashville Guitar Pull and Worship


9:00am to 12:00pm - Session: Writing Groups

60-minute Lunch Break

1:00pm to 2:00pm - Share new songs w/ group

2:00pm to 3:00pm - Song Share discussion; Q&A; Prayer & Dismissal

*Coach lineup/schedule subject to change