Each workshop will explore various topics and provide Biblically based instruction designed to empower and equip God’s minstrels with the tools necessary to increase their effectiveness. Workshops will take place Friday thru Sunday. Registration is required. Registration is only $40.00 for the 3 days.
Health Forum Coordinator Faith Felder, Md
A motivational health speaker and frequent guest blogger on Wellness and Prevention issues, Dr. Faith Felder’s health message has been heard on radio shows such as The Wellness Journey and the Tom Joyner Morning Show (Take A Loved One to The Doctor Day Segment).
Today Dr. Faith encourages her patients to live a healthier lifestyle by incorporating exercise in their daily lives and eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Faith has created a wellness program for Tampa residents who lack insurance and haven’t been able to visit a doctor in years. This initiative is making it possible for Tampa residents to address minor health issues prior to them becoming major health concerns. Visit AffordableDoctorAppointments.com for more information.
If good health appeals to you, visit www.DrFaithFelder.com to view health tips on her blog page or video gallery.
To have Dr. Faith speak at your nonprofit or corporate event she can be reached at DrFaith@DrFaithFelder.com or via telephone at (813) 231-5107.
Dr. Faith Felder obtained her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1994 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. Since 1997 she has practiced in the Tampa Bay area. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, running and taking flying lessons. Community involvements are: President of Bay Area Medical Association, Healthchair of NAACP Hillsborough Chapter, Board Member of Bethesda Ministries and Member of The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
Music Workshop Coordinator Professor Carlton Burgess
CARLTON BURGESS is an award winning song writer, composer, musician and singer who’s talents typifies God’s anointing and gifting. For as long as he can remember, music has been a part of his life. From local churches to national concert halls Carlton’s gift note worthy offerings.
Carlton’s talents have enhanced the music ministry of churches all over t h e c o u n t r y a s h e c o n d u c t s workshops, seminars and lectures on the essentials of Praise and Worship as well as musical performance and management. He has also served as a staff musician, minister of Music and in musical pastorate in churches locally and nationally. Under his leadership, Carlton has the unique gifting, ability and foresight to nurture choirs to new levels of music ministry, worship and even audio outreach and recording.
His vision takes him beyond the concert hall and church to reach young people giving them the opportunity to birth talent and unwrap the gifts that they may have never realized if someone didn’t believed in them enough to nurture the untapped potential. He facilitates that opportunity thorough the Burgess Music Group, a fully staffed music studio offering vocal and instrumental training as well as other art forms. Additionally, he conducts a summer camp for youth and children that conclude with a music production and recital allowing both burgeoning and trained students to showcase their talents. This project has also birthed a string ensemble comprised of hopeful violinist.
An artist at heart, there is a philanthropic dimension to Carlton’s vision and talent; in the early part of the new millennia he heeded God’s bidding to do outreach to the homeless. Weekly, Carlton and his mother along with a limited staff fix bagged lunches for those less fortunate. While some of the funds and food is donated, a great majority comes from the pockets of Burgess. This year Carlton produced Solitude, a collection of his favorite hymns; the proceeds from this project benefits the scholarship fund allowing young people to take music lessons or participate in the summer camp.
A Tampa native, Carlton now expands his vision to South Africa and surrounding areas. This project has already been well received by the young people who are eager to enhance their gifts.
Currently, Carlton serves as Executive Director for the Burgess M u s i c G r o u p i n T a m p a a n d continues to travel the nationally and internationally using his God given talent for God’s people encouraging them to utilize their talent, perfect their praise and seek a God who has done marvelous things.
Exclusive Workshop Presenters
Dontavius Boatwright: Sunday Best Finalist
Maestro Kevin Parrot: Minister of Music Mt.Zion Progressive Church, St. Petersburg Fl.
Jennifer Carner: Psalmist/CEO of J. Carner Ministries
Vocal Sound Production/Treble Voices-designed for the alto and soprano voice. Students will walk through vocal and breathing warm ups. The concepts of tone quality; vowel production; blend; registration; vocal range; and diction will be discussed. Instructors will also lead a discussion of good vocal health and protection.
Vocal Sound Production/Bass Voice-designed for the tenor, baritone and bass voice. Students will walk through vocal and breathing warm ups. The concepts of tone quality; vowel production; blend; registration; vocal range; and diction will be discussed. Instructors will also lead a discussion of good vocal health and protection.
Gospel Music Industry 101- from Artist Development, to getting that coveted record deal. This session is designed for those who are serious about learning the ins and outs of the gospel music industry. Industry experts will explore what it takes to get your project picked up by radio, and retail outlets. Discussions concerning marketing, promotions, cover design, recording, and touring will be significant.
The History of Gospel Music- Aristotle said “ if you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.” Students will walk through the Negro Spirituals composed by slaves in the southern states of America to the contemporary sounds of Kirk Franklin and The Clark Sisters. The class assures an in depth study of the origins of a music credited to Thomas A Dorsey, the Father of Gospel Music.
Musician Round Up/Jam Session- a time of fellowship among gospel musicians (piano, drums, bass guitar, etc.). Time allotted to share successes and challenges gospel musicians face on a regular; also a time to share chords and chord progressions of the latest popular repertoire, in a fun jam session.
Songwriters Seminar- designed for songwriters who will learn more of about the elements of a hit song. Concepts like musical form; sound lyric; creating a great hook will be discussed. Also information will be given on how to obtain copyrights for your original music and how to register with writer affiliation organizations (ex. ASCAP, BMI, SESAC).
Choir Decorum- a must attend session for choir members who will be led in a hearty discussion of the structure of the successful choir.
From leadership to “followship”. Without rules and regulations, confusion exists! Get the drama out of the choir with Biblical “order”.
Preparing the Church Music Ministry & Staff for the 21st Century Church and People Evaluating church music, musicians, business and trends to develop relevant music that reflects ministry.
Stand Out! When Hip Hop Becomes Unholy This class will explore the responsibilities and struggles inherent when pursuing a Christian walk. We will address the tension between Hip Hop culture and Christianity and how to achieve balance as a teen or youth living in both worlds. Our focal texts will be Colossians 3:15 and Romans 1
If you are eating these, you’ll probably die soon…..This class will address foods that are not good for us and some foods that we like are killing us slowly!
Wanna know if your blood pressure is killing you? This class will address and give important information regarding your blood pressure that sometimes people take for granted.
Diabetes is deadly This class will address the severity of diabetes, symptoms, and how we have to take the disease very serious.