Milwaukee will welcome multiple award-winning gospel singer Donnie McClurkin and his inspiring three day Perfecting Music Conference (PMC) May 19 through the 21.
Day one May 19 will open with a free Multicultural Job and Career Fair at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 West Wisconsin Avenue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will feature career counseling, resume building, and tips on successful interviewing. Hiring opportunities for permanent and temporary jobs are additionally included.
On May 20 and May 21, McClurkin will host a two-day conference at the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 8605 West Good Hope Road. For those interested in pursuing a career in the music industry or for individuals who may want to learn the business, workshops and panels during this day will be conducted on May 20 by such key names in the gospel music industry as Deitrick & Demita Hadden, Judith McAllister, Bishop Darrell Hines and other local pastors, church leaders and ministers of music.
The goal of the PMC is to expand the role of ministry in the music industry and to serve as a platform for the advancement of artists, musicians, and ministry leaders. Industry veterans will facilitate topical sessions in Evangelism, Music, Spiritual Imagery, Praise & Worship and Liturgical Dance.
Church Administration instruction will explore Radio Seminar, Marketing Branding, Recording 101 and Developing a Label.
“I’m extremely excited about bringing this three-day event to the Milwaukee area,” says McClurkin. He adds that the workshops, job and health fair are all designed to “empower the people and give them hope for tomorrow. I want this display of unity to show the true love of God and the true love of man.”
On Saturday, May 21, Boston Scientific and Close the Gap have partnered with the Perfecting Music Conference in the sponsorship of a free Multicultural Health & Wellness Fair. Informational booths and specialty resource personnel will be provided in such areas as nutrition, private healthcare and insurance, organ donor programs, bone marrow donations, substance abuse, oral hygiene, mental health, hypertension, diabetes, and respective gender health issues.
Free health screening will include HIV-Aids testing, vision, screening for blood glucose, and blood pressure. Self-defense training demonstration, traditional healing practices, stress management, aerobic exercise, healthy food sampling, games and prizes will also be offered. Both May 20 and 21 events will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“I am excited about hosting my long time friend, Pastor Donnie McClurkin’s Perfecting Music Conference here at Christian Faith Fellowship Church,” says Bishop Hines. “After attending the first PMC in Chicago in August of 2010, I requested then for the conference to come to Milwaukee,” he adds.
This is a national tour for the PMC with continuing schedules following Milwaukee in Montgomery, New York, Dallas, and Miami. The PMC recently closed out an April 28-30 Charlotte, North Carolina engagement where the crowd began to form at 9 a.m., two hours prior to the scheduled 11 a.m. opening for the Multicultural Job and Career Fair.
Due to the long line that continued to grow in numbers, according to a media published account, the doors were opened a half hour earlier. Over 200 temp and clerical jobs were filled by the end of the day.
The man behind this exciting Perfecting Music Conference, Donnie McClurkin, has proven to be far more than a gospel singer. He is an amazing songwriter who has not only penned chart topping tunes like, “Stand” and “Wait On The Lord,” but has also worn the hat of producer for his projects. For five years, he has hosted his own widely popular nationally syndicated radio program, “The Donnie McClurkin Show” which airs in over 50 markets.
Last year in 2010, he was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance for “Wait On The Lord” and was nominated by the Dove Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Contemporary Gospel Recording Song of the Year. He served as host for the 2010 25th Annual Stellar Awards and received the NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Gospel Album. Additionally in 2010, McClurkin accepted inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the BMI Trailblazer’s Award.
He has appeared on BET’s “Sunday’s Best” as a judge for its 2010 gospel music competition, on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, CBS Saturday Early Show, CNN, The Tavis Smiley Show, Extra, and Access Hollywood.
This award winner has been featured on the pages of USA Today, New York Times, Essence Magazine, Ebony & Jet Magazines, Billboard, Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
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