TBGB Editor Marovich to Present at Gospel Complex Conference

May 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Gospel Music

On Monday, May 4 from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m., TBGB editor Bob Marovich will join a panel of experts at the Gospel Complex for Education and Preservation Annual Conference to discuss “The Chicago School of Gospel.” The program will be held at Nova Southeastern University in Davie/Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The story of gospel music as it proliferated from the Chicago area through known and unknown personalities in the Gospel Music tradition. In the discussion, we will highlight the impact of the “noted hotbed churches” which gave birth, fostered and nurtured Gospel Music in its embryonic stages and through its controversial and often turbulent times.

The discussion will include the early church radio broadcasts which impacted church ministries and served as a forerunner to national radio and television broadcast ministries of today. We will also discuss the musical influences of the Churches of God in Christ on Gospel Music.

Attention will be given to the pioneering songwriters, composers, arrangers, publishers and musicians who all together developed and contributed to what scholars labeled the Chicago School of Gospel – thereby confirming and validating Chicago’s place as the undisputed “Mecca” of the Gospel Music tradition in America.

Panelists: Professor Reggie Miles, Professor L. Stanley Davis, Bob Marovich, Minister Mack Mason

For more information or to register, visit www.gospelcomplex.org and click on “Annual Conference.” Hope to see you there!