Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) to celebrate 50th Anniversary during Convention

The Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. (GMWA) announced today that it will celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary at their Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA, July 22-29, 2017. This year’s convention will focus on the accomplishments of GMWA over the past 50 years

GMWA is the world’s premier independent gospel music convention and is the largest gospel music convention across the United States and has a proven track record for producing major artists. The Convention has academic courses that teach the art of music including song writing techniques and more. The GMWA, founded by the late Reverend James Cleveland. In March 1996, Bishop Albert L. Jamison was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the GMWA.

Each year Bishop Jamison and the GMWA strive to make the convention better than the year before. Bishop Jamison and the Board Members are welcoming a great line up of notable speakers for the 50th Daily Bread Sessions including Bishop Eric Figueroa, Rev. Dr. james Forbes, Dr. Todd M. Hall, Bishop Paul Morton, Dr. Craig Oliver, Sr., Dr. T.L. Penny, Dr. Melvin Wade, and Dr. Jasper Williams, Jr.

GMWA Gala will take place during celebration

In celebration of their 50th  year, there will be a Gala on Monday, July 24 to kick off the week’s festivities. There will be musicals each night, with a Tribute to the King Mega concert on Friday evening closing out the celebration that will include the James Cleveland Singers Reunion, La Messenger Reunion choir, Luther Barnes and the James Cleveland Chorus. Additional industry greats such as gospel giant, John P. Kee, will be on hand throughout the week to help commemorate the occasion.


Sarah Hearn
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