Songwriting Series Features Gospel Legend Donald Lawrence

Posted in News on November 20, 2006
BMI and the Songwriting Series presented "A Conversation with Donald Lawrence" on Nov. 8 at BMI's New York office. The panel, moderated by Max L. Siegel, Senior Vice President of Zomba Label and President of Zomba Gospel, offered participants an opportunity to engage in a one-on-one conversation with the gospel music legend, as well as get practical, hands-on guidance straight from the source.

Pictured after the panel are BMI's Wardell Malloy, gospel great Donald Lawrence, BMI's Catherine Brewton, the Songwriting Series' Gwendolyn Quinn and panel moderator Max Siegel. Photo by Ray Tamarra

"A Conversation with Donald Lawrence" was the first in a series of discussions that will be presented by BMI and the Songwriting Series, aimed at songwriters at every stage of their career. The Series focuses on r&b, pop, gospel, movie soundtracks, television theme songs and cast music from Broadway and off-Broadway productions.

Lawrence will also participate in a Q&A-style panel and demo critique on Dec. 9 in Charlotte, N.C.

About Donald Lawrence
A graduate of the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and a two-decade music industry leader, BMI songwriter Donald Lawrence is the maestro of gospel music. He brings out the Gospel in all forms and through all vehicles, whether it is a classical piece, a rousing choir-filled praise and worship song, or a big ballad, Lawrence decisively touches, challenges and changes people's lives through the power of God moving in the breadth of his ministry. In a career filled with landmark moments, none stands higher than his 15-year collaboration with what began as a 35-voice, Carolina-based community choir known as the Tri-City Singers. In existence since 1981 and known to the world as Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers, their 1991 partnership has reshaped the gospel choir of the 21st century, making them one of the genre's most successful and beloved acts. Lawrence owns Quiet Water Entertainment, a subsidiary of Verity.

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