Assembling some of the industry’s best and brightest singers, ministers, songwriters, praise & worship leaders, pastors, music industry professionals and more, “I Hear Music in the Air” ministry and music conference makes its highly anticipated return to Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 15th-17th, 2015.
Boasting international acclaim as one of the gospel music industry’s premier events for 14 years, the conference was designed to specifically highlight the needs of gospel music and provide a forum where industry professionals can equip each other with insight on creating successful music ministries. Courting attention from industry veterans, newcomers, and aspiring leaders alike, the “I Hear Music in the Air” conference has become a haven for professionals for its wealth of workshops, concerts, seminars, forums, and networking opportunities – with this year aiming to raise bar higher than ever.
The conference weekend is set to kick off with the explosive “I Hear Music in the Air Concert” at Cincinnati’s renowned Inspirational Baptist Church on May 15th at 7:00 PM. Hosted by Stellar® Award-winning singer Isaac Carree and The City of Love Church’s beloved Bishop Lester Love (of New Orleans). The dynamic lineup of performers for the pre-show includes L. Spencer Smith, Daniel and Andrea McClurkin Mellini, and Jonathan Dunn. The main show’s line-up includes award winning artists Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, William Murphy, William McDowell, Jonathan McReynolds, and Rodney Posey. Billboard’s #1 Gospel new artist Casey J. (Known for her #1 single “Fill Me Up”) has been added to the main show.
On Saturday, May 16th, attendees will have access to a host of “must see” events. From 4-7pm, aspiring artists are urged to display their talents in front of a panel of industry executives at the “I Hear Music in the Air New Artist Showcase” which will be held at Inspirational Baptist Church located at 11450 Sebring Drive, Cincinnati, OH. The event offers free admission and requests interested artists visit http://www.ihearmusicintheair.com/i-hear-music-conference/ to register.
At 2:00 PM eOne Music’s Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational Phil Thornton will give insight on the business of music and television and Bishop Hezekiah Walker will discuss ministry in a “Mastery Class” session at 3:00 PM. The mastery class- hosted at Inspirational Baptist Church – comes just a few hours before Bishop Walker hosts his annual “Choir Fest” at the same location which kicks off at 6:00 PM and will feature 20 choirs in front of a live audience and panel of industry professionals. Choirs interested in participating are urged to visit www.HWChoirfest.com to sign up when registration opens.
The close of the conference will come aboard its annual “Legends Ball,” honoring the achievements of leaders in the industry, community, and world. Grammy® and Stellar® Award winner Pastor Charles Jenkins will serve as keynote speaker and Gospel crooner Brian Courtney Wilson as the guest psalmist. The event will culminate the ‘I Hear Music in the Air’ conference weekend at the Sharonville Convention Center on May 17th at 5:30pm.
For more information visit www.ihearmusicintheair.com.