National Convention
of Gospel Choirs & Choruses

Annual Convention

August 3 - 9 // Detroit, MI

86th Session

Detroit, Michigan - August 3 - 9 // Marriott Renaissance Center

What is the Annual Convention?

Fostering an appreciation for Gospel Music.
Developing the spiritual growth of our membership.

The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses annual convention is a week-long convention held in a different city each year. The sessions have been held every year since 1933. The week’s events consist of daily classes and workshops, plenary sessions featuring world renowned musical artists and guest speakers, nightly concerts and a host of other activities for anyone who desires to better themselves as a Christian singer, instrumentalist, educator, or leader in the area of Gospel music.

The 86th Session of the annual convention will convene in Detroit, MI from Saturday, August 3rd to Friday, August 9th, 2019.


Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center

One night's deposit is required for each room when making your reservation.

Cutoff: TBA


400 Renaissance Dr W
Detroit, MI 48243
+1 313-568-8000

More Info

The Detroit Renaissance Center

Standard Room: TBA
Plus Taxes:

72 hours prior to check-in time to prevent a cancellation fee.



Local Attractions
The Fox Theatre, Motown Historical Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of African American History, GM World, The Henry Ford,  Michigan Science Center, Diamond Jack's River Tours, Detroit Zoo, Riverfront Shops, Eastern Market, Belle Isle Park, Harmonie Park, Campus Martius Park, and many more!

Experience a contemporary urban retreat at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Located in the heart of Detroit, our hotel positions you on the famous RiverWalk and steps from the Cobo Center. Get around the city with ease via the People Mover stop, conveniently located in our Renaissance Center. Spanning 70 floors, our hotel rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with lovely city, river and Canadian views and thoughtful amenities. Enjoy all-day dining in our hotel restaurant or stop by Starbucks® for coffee and lighter fare. Break a sweat in our modern fitness center. Discover 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, including our convention center and three ballrooms. Celebrate with friends in our Wintergarden, relax with complimentary Wi-Fi in our elegant lobby or sip cocktails on our outdoor patio overlooking the Detroit River. We are confident, whether you're here for business or leisure, you will find our superb service, downtown setting and premier amenities create the perfect stay.

Hotel Amenities
Mobility accessible rooms, Beauty shop, Valet dry-cleaning, Laundry on-site, Car Rental, Room service, Virtual Concierge available

Convention Itinerary

2019 Theme and schedule TBA

If you have questions, please call 201-349- 3802.

Fee Schedule

Thank you for your interest in registering for the 86th session of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses, Inc. in Detroit, MI. Online registration info and 2019 fee schedules coming soon.

If you have any question please feel free to contact Registration.


Adult Visitor: $160.00
Young Adult Visitor (13-26): $110
Child Visitor (5-13): $60.00
Dallas Adult: $65
Dallas Young Adult (18-26): $40 (music not included)
Dallas Child/Youth (5-17): Free (summer camp participants)
Dallas Child/Youth (5-17) Not Enrolled in Summer Camp: $30.00

May 2 - July 1, 2018
July 2 - July 15, 2018
August 4 - 10, 2018
General - 27 and older
Non-Singing Participant
Seasoned Saints (65 and older/special code)
Music not included
Mass Choir
Music Packet Included
Alumni Department
Music Packet Included)
Young Adult
Department (YAD)
Mass & Alumni
Mass & Alumni Music Included
Mass & Alumni Music Included
Mass & YAD
Mass Music Included
Alumni & YAD
Alumni Music Included
YYA Department
Music Included

If you have any questions or need assistance with the online registration process please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to serving your registration needs.

Dr. Shanda C. Crowder, National Registrar,  203-727-1476

Sis. Ingrid N. Parker, National Assistant Registrar,  201-410-2855

Bro. Michael Bowens, Registration Chief of Staff,  313-461-7718


Vendor Opportunities

We are planning for our 86th Annual Session at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, August 3 - 9, 2019.  We have determined that we can accommodate 50 vendor spaces in the high traffic area right outside of the Grand Ballroom where the main services will be held. Explore the opportunities to share your products with us at this year’s convention.