SONGLAB Uprising


Richardson, Tx

DECEMBER 4-5, 2020

Songwriting can be super vulnerable. But at the same time, a song has the ability to move hearts like very few other things can do. It’s always a risk… but we believe that it's worth it!


SongLabs are designed to pull the heart songs out of worshippers and empower songwriters as we create TOGETHER.  From this place beautiful songs are written, there's tons of laughter and the best kind of tears, friendships are formed, and so much more.


If you have been wanting a place to grow your gift and share your heart song, pray about coming to one of our songwriting intensives!


We are so excited to be hosting our next SongLab in Richardson, Texas.


This is a 1 1/2 day retreat, where beautiful songs, new friendships and sweet worship times have become a theme! It is designed to encourage you, equip you, and facilitate a safe environment for you to write songs and explore your gifting.

The weekend includes inspirational teaching, writing tips and exercises, worship, lots of co-writing, a song share and more.


The cost includes lunches and light snacks.

It does NOT include housing or transportation.

Pray about joining our next SongLab!

DAY 1:


6:00pm   Meet and Greet

6:30pm   Teaching Session

8:00-9:00pm  Writing Exercise

(bring instrument)

*Subject to change*

DAY 2:


9:00am    Worship

10:00am  Teaching Session

11:00am  Writing Exercise

12:00pm  Lunch Break 

1:00pm    Co-Writing Session

4:00pm    Demo

5:00pm    Dinner Break

7:00-8:30pm  Song Share

Phillip T.

This weekend really was life changing for me. From challenging writing exercises to co-writing sessions that taught me a lot about who I am and how I process inspiration and information from God and other people. I made friends and connections that I believe will last a lifetime and wrote songs that I pray will shift atmospheres.

Brock T.

Everything I learned and experienced was nothing I could imagine. From writing, singing, praying, receiving prayer, learning, eating, and meeting awesome people, it was the best decision I’ve made to be able to start writing and co-writing music! Thank you for a great experience and weekend!

Brittany M.

I was able to take a whole weekend to “wake up” my inner songwriter in the safest space one could imagine. Coming out of the Songlab with 2 full songs was a kick-start to my confidence in myself and my creativity. I left with not only the mentality of “I think I CAN do this after all!” But “I must do this, it makes me come alive!”


Meredith Mauldin

Meredith Mauldin was born and raised in Dallas, TX.  She spent 7 years helping pioneer the worship and songwriting at the UPPERROOM as well as founded their label and publishing company. She has held more than 15 songwriter workshops and events and writes often with other established songwriters and worship leaders. 

Before that, Meredith had been an actress, singer/songwriter and model. She sang in a 16-piece orchestra for 8 years, worked as a voice actor for the last 19 years on Dragonball Z as the popular character Android 18, as well many commercials, movies, and industrial films.


Meredith and her husband have a passion to lead, teach, and empower worship leaders to minister to the Lord as well as song write. 

She is married to Michael Mauldin and has 3 amazing kiddos (Ellia, Jon and Noah Brave).

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Jewl Carney

Jewl Anguay Carney Is a Jesus lover, wife and mother who was born and raised in Hawai’i. Her Stage life includes The 2nd National Tour of Miss Saigon (Kim) and the stage production of The Lion King in which she played Nala. 

Theron Feemster, David Foster, Cee-Lo Green, André Crouch, Tommy Walker and New Hope Christian Fellowship Oahu Music are just a handful of beautiful artists she’s been able to work and write with. 

Dave Hanley

David is the Founder & President of Dream Label Group, an imprint record label of Capitol Christian Music Group.


With over 50 annual releases and multiple Billboard #1 projects, David and his wife Gina have one very focused purpose... to see lives changed for Christ.

Elyssa Smith

Michael Mauldin

Elyssa Smith is a worshipper and songwriter best known for writing “Surrounded (Fight my Battles)” and worship leading at UpperRoom. She has been nominated for a Grammy and “best worship song of the year” at the Dove Awards but her true passion is to minister to the Lord.


Elyssa has a ton of wisdom and insight to impart to worship leaders and songwriters.

Michael Mauldin has spent the last seven years helping build and pioneer a worship and prayer movement, as well as a record label called UPPERROOM, which is impacting nations all over the world. Michael's role was Executive Director of the Movement.

Prior to UPPERROOM, Michael was also a model, actor, small business owner, and political hack who ran for Texas State Senate in 2010. He carries a passion to see our culture transformed through the arts.

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