Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

Dr. Margaret Douroux Heritage Music Conference New Date and Location

Thursday, June 14th, 2012


Noted Gospel Songwriter Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux’s Annual Heritage Foundation Music Conference moves from its  usual October date to July and takes the gospel to Irvine, California. (more…)

Marabeth Gentry chosen to lead the Dorsey Convention

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (The Dorsey Convention)  has announced the selection of Marabeth Gentry as President during their post convention meeting held in Washington, DC.  (more…)

GMWA 2011 To Be Held in Tampa, Florida!Take a Peak @ Some of the Highlights!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

This year’s Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) will take place in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Convention Center from August 13th-19th.  The week will be filled with events. There will be  showcases, concerts, daily services, and a special concert commemorating the late Reverand James Cleveland, founder of GMWA. VerizonHow Sweet The Sound” will sponsor two midnight musicals that will feature: Kirk Franklin, James Fortune & F.I.Y.A, Rance Allen, John P.Kee, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Marvin Sapp, Jessica Reedy, and JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise. GMWA events will also include the Crystal Mic Media Awards Ceremony, which recognizes achievement in gospel music radio and media. For more information regarding events go to the GMWA National Website.

Dorsey Convention Prepares to take Atlanta by Storm

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Congregants with gather en masse for the 78th Session of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses covening in the city of Atlanta on August 6 – August 12, 2011. This will be the first gathering of the convention since the passing of their beloved president, Bishop Kenneth Moales in 2010.  (more…)

Dr. Margaret Douroux Celebrates 25th Annual Gospel Music Conference

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Gospel singers, songwriters and musicians from all across the country will gather in Los Angeles for the Heritage Music Foundation’s Annual Gospel Music Conference to be held October 20th through the 23rd.  This is the 25th anniversary of the HMF Conference founded by award winning songwriter Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux (Give Me a Clean Heart, He Decided to Die, If it Had Not Been for the Lord on My Side).  The theme of this year’s conference is Gospel Music: A National Treasure for Hard Times.  (more…)

Congratulations to Kierra Sheard!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010


Congratulations are in order for Kierra Sheard and fiance’ Pastor Welton Smith IV! The two were engaged over the weekend and family and friends alike are excited for the couple.


Donnie McClurkin’s Perfecting Music Conference comes to Chicago

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Fresh from his win as Radio Syndicate of the Year at the first annual Crystal Mic Media Awards presented by the Gospel Music Workshop of America – Gospel Announcers Guild, Grammy Award Winner Pastor Donnie McClurkin hosts the Perfecting Music Conference in Chicago on August 19th – 21st.

Billed as a weekend of Praise, Power, Enlightenment and Fun, the conference will feature daily workshops  on a wide array of topics including Praise and Worship, Music/Arts and the Pastor, Record Deals and Developing your own Label; along with nightly services. The Family Peace and Back to School Jam will cap off the festivities  on Saturday, August 21st.

Brian Courtney Wilson Visits the UK

Friday, July 30th, 2010


Music World Gospel Recording Artist Brian Courtney Wilson made his first visit to the United Kingdom for the grand opening of Ruach Ministries at Gaumont State Theatre, a historic art deco building in Kilburn, northwest of London. (more…)

Get Ready for Verizon’s Brat Pack Reunion and Unsigned Artist Showcase!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Big events abound at GMWA 2010 in Cincinnati during the week of July 26, 2010. Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound presents the Brat Pack Reunion featuring Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard and Hezekiah Walker LIVE in concert Tuesday, July 27th. 


GMWA Hosts Brat Pack Reunion!

Friday, July 9th, 2010


It has just been confirmed that the Brat Pack will be together once again,  Tuesday July 27, 2010 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH!  Pastor Hezekiah Walker, Ricky Dillard and Donald Lawrence will take center stage as a part of the 2010 GMWA Convention. More details to be announced!