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NEWS: IMMERSE 2016 Confirms LAUREN DAIGLE, SETH MOSLEY and VASHAWN MITCHELL to Mentor the Next Generation of Christian Artists and Songwriters

By February 24, 2016Blog

IMMERSE is Slated for June 13-15 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, Offering Unprecedented Training for Developing Artists, Songwriters and Worship Leaders

Reduced Registration Available Now Through March 31 at

Nashville, TN (February 24, 2016) – The Gospel Music Association is excited to announce its first round of artists and industry leaders for IMMERSE 2016.  Joining this year is Dove Awards New Artist of the Year, Lauren Daigle, Dove Awards Producer and Songwriter of the Year, Seth Mosley and Artist & Dove Awards Winning Producer, VaShawn Mitchell.  The eighth annual IMMERSE Conference is set for June 13-15, 2016.

To facilitate the growing demand after last year’s sell-out attendance, the 2016 event is relocating to a new home at Lipscomb University. This move allows for a greater number of aspiring talent and future industry leaders to receive unprecedented instruction and mentoring from some of the leading names in music and business.  LifeWay will continue to present the event with the GMA as well as programming the worship leader track. 

GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo explains, “We are honored that Lipscomb has opened its campus to allow us to expand our event and better serve our attendees.  We’re also grateful that LifeWay will continue to partnership and I’m personally thrilled to have Lauren, VaShawn and Seth investing in our future creatives and executives.”

Staying true to the Gospel Music Association’s mission to expose, promote and celebrate the Gospel through music, IMMERSE gives hands on training and mentoring to inspire creativity, foster community and advance education.  All while keeping its focus solely on Christ.  By moving to the Lipscomb campus, attendees can become more engaged in the experience, with opportunities to stay in the dorms, eat all meals on campus and dedicate these three days solely to their art and ministry.

As in years past, programming for the 2016 event will include classes and seminars focused on music business, worship leading, songwriting and artist development taught by industry leaders.  The successful reVIEWyou program that combines mentoring with a songwriting and performance competition will also return to help shape and scout emerging talent.  More conference speakers, competition judges and live guest performers will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

IMMERSE 2016 will be held June 13-15 at Lipscomb University. Tickets are now available at a reduced rate through March 31.

Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community consists of agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit


For more information on IMMERSE 2016,
or to schedule an interview with Jackie Patillo,
please contact:
Lori Lenz-Heiselman

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