Do you love to sing?
Would you like to:
– sing for a whole weekend in March 2019 along with hundreds of other singers?
– receive musical training from a group of inspiring and competent gospel instructors?
– develop your musicality and get tools to become a better, happier and freer singer?
– have an enriching experience full of music, fellowship, new friendships, inspiration and challenges?
Now you have the chance!
On March 23-24 2019 the International Gospel Academy workshop takes place for the seventh time! Once again the location is at Birkeroed Gymnasium and the competent teaching is offered by a group of inspirational gospel instructors: Terrance Kelly (US), Calvin B. Rhone (US), Ben Heveroh (US), Paul Kim (US), Paul Clarke (UK) and Lise Leiko Yoshida (DK). The workshop is for singers of all levels.
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 – 17:00: Break-out-sessions and mass choir rehearsal. Social event in the evening. Descriptions of this year’s break-out-sessions will be announced on our Facebook page in January. IGAs Facebook page, click HERE.
Sunday, March 24, 10.00 – 15.00: Mass choir rehearsal and sound check. Concert at 16.00 – 17.00.
Location: Birkerød Gymnasium, Søndervangen 56, 3460 Birkerød
Price: 495 kr. for all the above. FREE for participants aged 15 – 19 (thanks to support from Nordea-fonden). For international participants: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any question about payment.
The weekend ends with a big concert at Birkerød Gymnasium Sunday afternoon, where the choirs are accompanied by a super swinging band! This year’s dress code colors for the concert are blue (top) and black (pants/skirt).
Sign up for the workshop in our webshop HERE.
Watch a video form the 2017 workshop HERE.
Terrance Kelly (US)
Soloist, choir director, teacher
Terrance Kelly has won a Gospel Music Academy Award as well as an Emmy for his choir directing and his arrangements of gospel music. He is the artistic director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir in California. This choir, founded in 1986 and also award winning, reaches out across cultural and religious boundaries through gospel music and has performed on a wide variety of national and international scenes – sometimes in front of celebrities such as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Mikhail Gorbatjov. Terrance Kelly has been in high demand as a soloist, choir director and instructor for the last 25 years.
Calvin B. Rhone (US)
Soloist, composer, teacher
Beginning his professional singing career at age eight, Calvin B. Rhone has shared the stage with possibly every major Gospel Artist from the 60’s to the present. His original compositions have been performed by such notables as Rev. James Cleveland, Tramaine Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers and many others. During the 90’s he received a Dove Award. Most notably, he is the organizing pastor-teacher of Hope of Glory Christian Center of Los Angeles, California, where he has served now for 34 years. Calvin B. Rhone continues to travel in the US and abroad conducting workshops, seminars, revivals and concerts and we are excited to have him join the IGA team for the first time this year!
Paul Kim (US)
Singer, conductor, musical leader
Paul Kim is the founder of the IGA. He has many years of experience working with choirs and gospel music. He holds a Master degree in choir directing and voice from San Francisco State University. With Terrance Kelly he has taught at various gospel workshops in the San Francisco Bay area. He has conducted the chamber choirs International Orange Chorale and Chalice Consort along with various other gospel and pop a-capella groups in the USA and Denmark, and has sung professionally in many different contexts. Paul Kim currently conducts two Danish chamber choirs – Frederiksborg Kammerkor and Gladsaxe Kammerkor – as well as the jazzband Dynamic.
Ben Heveroh (US)
Pianist and teacher
Ben Heveroh has been active in the San Francisco Bay area jazz, latin and gospel scene for the last 30 years. He has played with some of the big names within these genres such as Tootie Heath, Rufus Reid and John Santos. He accompanies the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and is also band leader. Ben Heveroh also teaches at Oaktown Jazz Workshop, Jazz Camp West and OIGC Gospel Workshop, and he runs his own BenJammin Music Studio.
Paul Anthony Clarke (UK)
Vocal coach, soloist, choir director, producer
Paul Clarke began singing at the age of 14. He has worked as a vocal coach with artists such as Tom Jones, Sir Elton John, George Michael, Boyzone and the pop group Eternal. One of Paul’s many passions is to help other singers develop their song potential and performance level. He has performed in churches internationally in countries such as Ghana, America and also in Europe. Today he resides in Denmark, where he is the choir director of Glostrup Gospel and Lighthouse Gospel. We are excited to have Paul Clarke on the team for this year’s IGA workshop!
Lise Leiko Yoshida (DK)
Choir director and teacher
Lise Leiko Yoshida is the founder and director of GOOD HOPE Gospel Choir and has worked as a gospel choir director for 15 years. She has a Graduate degree in Musicology from the University of Copenhagen where she specialized in rhythmic choir directing. Lise conducts choirs with energy and dedication; she has a burning desire to get all singers – at all levels – to perform to their absolute maximum. As a choir director Lise has a special focus on developing the sense of rhythm for each individual singer, and she works a lot on precision in rhythmic phrasing and pronounciation. Lise a member of the IGA board.