Pastor Donnie McClurkin is finalizing plans for what promises to be an incredible weekend at the end of this month, combining two of his passions– the New York Call and the Perfecting Music Conference– into three power-packed, empowering days (August 25-27, 2011).
Each year, for the past 8 years, thousands of people across the NY/Tri-State region have attended the New York Call, an outdoor family festival that seeks to break down cultural, racial and denominational barriers through continual fellowship.
This year, McClurkin is adding a regional Perfecting Music Conference, part of a series of conferences that he began in 2010, to the weekend. With a focus on educating and equipping those called to a career in the music industry and music ministry, the Perfecting Music Conference offers a series of workshops and discussions across the nation, at an affordable cost.
Here’s a quick rundown of the weekend:
Thursday, August 25th – attend a free multi-cultural job/career fair, which will include career counseling, resume building, interviewing tips and training classes with opportunities for permanent and temp jobs!
Friday, August 26th – register to attend a day of workshops geared toward those interested in a career in the music industry and music ministry, taught by industry leaders like Joseph Burney (Verity A&R), Cheryl Marks (Verity marketing), Jeff Grant (Verity radio), Toya Beasley (KISS FM program director), Kerry Douglas (BlackSmoke Music) and more! Workshop titles include Evangelism, Music/Arts Dept., Church Administration, Praise and Worship and Liturgical Dance; Radio Seminar, Marketing & Branding, Record Deals, Recording 101, and Developing a Label. The $40 Registration fee includes lunch and a special gift bag; $25 registration fee for workshops only and a $20 fee for youth.
Saturday, August 27th – attend the free outdoor festival at Eisenhower Park in Nassau County, where thousands will gather for the 8th Annual New York Call. From 11am – 3pm, a Health & Wellness Fair will take place, with free health screening opportunities as well as information on nutrition, private healthcare and insurance, substance abuse, diabetes, HIV/AIDS testing, vision and more! Afterwards, from 3pm-8pm, the mainstage will feature multiple musical guests and speakers!
For locations and details about the NY Call, visit http://www.nycall.org.
To learn more about the Perfecting Music Conferences, visit http://www.perfectingmusic.com.
And check out this quick video about the weekend!