|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.