Hosted by special guest, Aaron Rice, this year's annual Pre-Conference Songwriting Intensive at Experience Conference will be held on Monday, September 2nd and Tuesday, September 3rd 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 a tremendous team (to be announced soon).

Our songwriting coaches include leaders who 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 will be $120 per person, is extremely limited and is only open to the first 75 applicants that have already registered for EC24, so make sure to register as soon as it opens!



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.


Rosado, 30, quickly became a fan favorite as a part of Team Kelly, winning viewers over with his incredible vocal talent and his heartwarming story of adopting his niece when he was just 21.

Growing up in a large Puerto Rican family in the middle of Queens, New York, Rosado got his start singing at neighborhood block parties. At 10 years old, his family moved to Tampa, FL. where he began participating in choir at church and school, later becoming a worship leader and gaining traction in the local music scene. At 21, he was given the opportunity to open for Andrea Bocelli, and finally felt his career taking off, including making it to round 13 and semi-finals on Season 11 of American Idol. It was later that year, however, when he made the biggest decision of his life and decided to take over guardianship of his niece. Rosado spent the next seven years solely focused on being a dad. Once his daughter turned 18 he was ready to get back to music and auditioned for The Voice.

Rosado signed to Capitol CMG in 2022, releasing his first song “Believe You Will” on October 14th. He immediately hit the road with the Newsboys on their fall 2022 tour and rejoined them for their spring 2023 tour. The new single will be at Christian radio late summer 2023. 

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Michael Cochren (COCHREN & CO.)

In the fall of 2018 Gotee Records announced the newest member, Cochren & Co., to their elite family of artists. The singer/songwriter and piano player Michael Cochren hails from Montgomery, IN. As a worship leader at his hometown church, Cochren's piano based soulful pop sound has been influenced by artists such as Billy Joel, Needtobreathe and Ray Charles. After signing with First Company Management (Newsboys, Ryan Stevenson), Cochren's music was sent to Gotee Records' CEO Toby McKeehan.

“The soulfulness this man exudes brings pleasure to my ears as well as my heart,” shares Toby. "His passion for the church is so refreshing and real. Michael is a true songwriter because he puts words to my own feelings and his voice takes us places we all want to go!”

The debut songs “Church (Take Me Back)” and “Grave” were produced by co- writer Bryan Fowler for Man Cub Music House (Chris Tomlin, TobyMac) and recorded at the renowned Blackbird Studios in Nashville with musicians Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle), Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman) and more.

"My goal for 'Church (Take Me Back)' from the start is that it would stir peoples' affections for the church and the local expression of it," says Cochren. "Today it’s pretty vogue for Christians to distance themselves from church in order to be relevant, but the church is God’s design to spread truth and love. We should be lifting 'Her' up and talking about how beautiful it is when the 'church' is being the church."

The single “One Day” was the next release from Cochren. Written by Cochren along with producer Bryan Fowler (for Man Cub Music House) and Matt Armstrong, "One Day" was recorded at Zach Brown’s Southern Ground Studios in Nashville and engineered by Joe Baldridge (Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley). The song features award- winning musicians drummer Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle), bass player Jacob Lowery (Michael McDonald), Christopher Stevens, Mike Payne, and more.

”None of us are strangers to the brokenness of this life," Cochren shares about the new song. "We’ve all experienced firsthand the pain of loss, illness, and injustice. As we look around this world it’s easy to feel hopeless, but thank God we are promised more than this world. We are promised heaven. That’s the hope I’m clinging to, the hope of healing for all creation.”

In the past two years Cochren & Co. has garnered a K-LOVE Fan Awards nomination, two consecutive Top 10 Billboard Christian Airplay radio singles and a 2020 Dove Awards Nomination for New Artist of the Year. He was featured on the radio release and remix of the TobyMac single “Edge of My Seat” which became a Top 5 Billboard Christian Airplay hit in early 2020 and has been seen on the road on 2018’s TobyMac’s Theatre Tour, the 2020 TobyMac Hits Deep Tour and the recent TobyMac Drive-In Theatre Tour.


Jon Reddick has been my worship leader for over eight years now,” shares TobyMac about Reddick. “He’s not only a gifted singer who expresses soul and emotion as well as anyone I’ve ever heard, but also a songwriter who’s lyrics awaken my heart to hope through God’s love.” 

Growing up the son of a pastor and the church pianist in Memphis, TN, and brother to six siblings including Janice, who went on to become a Stellar Award and GMA Dove Award nominated recording artist for Motown Gospel, music was woven into Reddick’s DNA from the start. Eventually, Reddick and his family made their way to Nashville, where God kept putting unlikely people in his path. He has the opportunity to work on songwriting with artists like Matt Redman, Tommy Sims, Josh Kerr and Sheryl Crow. He is also one of the worship leaders at Church of the City working alongside Chris McClarney and led by pastor Darren Whitehead. 

In addition to being a talented musician, Reddick is also a creative visual artist. In a fusion of his artistic and musical sides he has painted the artwork for each of his music releases. "For me, art is a way for me to get my words out. It gives voice to what I’m feeling, allows me to say something in my own way. It’s okay to let people interpret it how they interpret it, because it’s something bigger. I just want to be a conduit to help people reconcile themselves with God and each other,” Reddick says. “I want to bring people together. I consider it an honor and a privilege to get to lead people in the transparency of worship.”  

In 2020 Mandisa recorded and released a version of his song "You Keep Hope Alive" which became a Top 15 Billboard Christian Airplay and AC radio single and Top 50 single of the year. He has also performed at LakeWood Church, multiple IF Gatherings, the Unite to Fight Poverty event and he appeared on the TobyMac Hits Deep Tour alongside Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers and label-mates Cochren & Co. and Terrian. His current single, I Believe It (The Life of Jesus)” is currently feature on K-Love and Air1 as well as Top 20 Billboard and Mediabase.


Charly Beathard was born into a musical home where she couldn’t help but be influenced into singing songs and writing new melodies. Although her passion for music started at a young age, it wasn’t until 2019 when her faith led her to pursue her dream. She joined worship communities that gave her more opportunities to lead and learn that this is what the Lord has called her to do. In 2022, she signed to Gotee Records, a label owned by recording artist & CEO TobyMac and led by music industry veteran & President, Joey Elwood. Currently, she is in the studio writing and recording her debut record with Grammy Award Winning Producer & Songwriter, Jonathan Smith (Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Anne Wilson). Her heart and passion is to follow the the Lord’s leading - wherever that may be and she’s excited for the journey ahead.




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 - Evening Session


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