27th Annual KC Music Workshop

Gospel Music at Its Best!

The Kansas City Performing Music and Arts, Association (KCPMAA), in partnership with the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church of Jesus Christ (CMBCJC), present the  27th Annual Kansas City Music Arts Workshop; Gospel Music at Its Best - February 17 - 21, 2020, at the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, 6841 Sni-A-Bar Road, Kansas City, MO.   This Workshop Conference is the perfect place to set you and your church music department up for success! During this four (4) day music workshop, you will join other singers, musicians, teachers, and directors in attending the premier music education and networking conference of this City. You will learn strategies for building and maintaining a vibrate music department, interact with music leaders in the field, obtain vital resources to aid in personal growth, and learn originals compositions writer by Kansas City writers.

This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss, and one that is sure to provide you with the skills you need to reach your goals.  The following songwriter will be presenting at the workshop:  Renita Galbreath, Eric Rankin, Melissa Williams, Thomas Griffin II, Aniyah Harvey, Odell Talley, Anthony Harvey, Jr., and Elwanda C. Richardson.

The music workshop, which is open to the public, features one-hour classes taught Monday, Feb. 17 - Thursday, Feb. 20th (6:00pm - 7:00PM) in the following disciplines: 1) Choir Development and Structure; 2) Clinical Vocal Health, Rehabilitation, and Preservation;  3) Music Leadership and Development; 4) Songwriting and Format;  and 5) Youth Development.  Each class will be taught by experience individuals who are teachers, music industry professionals, musicians, and artisits in the field.  The classes are followed by 2.5 hours of choir rehearsal.  The workshop is divided into two mass choirs, youth and adults.  Both choirs will be feature   original compositions presented by Kansas City writers, who represent some of the best talent Kansas City has to offer in the Gospel Music Industry.  

Previous workshop composers have consisted of songwriters/artists such as: V. Michael McKay, Mark Hayes, Kevin Bond, Pamela Jean Davis, Errol Wayne Evans, Steven E. Roberts, VaShawn Mitchell, Darnell Davis, and Brent Jones to name a few.  

The workshop will climax with a concert on Friday, February 21, 2020 - 7:00 PM, at the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church of Jesus Christ, 6841 Sni-A-Bar Road, Kansas City, MO.  Musical is free to the public.

Online Registration: $40 for Adults, and $5 for Youth.

Onsite Registration (After Feb. 17th, 2020): $40 for Adults and $5 for Youth.

Onsite Registration (Credit Card/Cash Only).

Online Registration Closed

Adult participants are able to register online by clicking the link above through February 16, 2020.   You don't want to miss this worthwhile, and rewarding event!

2020 Workshop Conference Classes

Choir Development and Structure


Effective tools for choir structure, discipline, choir development, and sustainability. Instructed by Elwanda C. Richardson.

Vocal Health, Rehabilitation, and Preservation


Guidelines for good vocal health as well as actual practice of basic training gestures for vocal preservation techniques.  Instructed by Jessica Sullivan, Certified Speech Language Pathologist, CCC-SPL, BCS-S.

Songwriting Format and Collaboration


Techniques for song development, format, and composer collaborative partnerships.  Instructed by Anthony M. Harvey, Jr.

Music Leadership and Decorum


This class will take a deep dive into music leadership, choir song selections, and key elements for a strong music department. Instructed by W. Timothy Bailey.

Youth Development


Tools to engage youth in christian programming.