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Power Up Conference

  • York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto Canada (map)

I'll be at the 2016 Power Up Conference teaching introductory steelpan workshops.  See below for more info and check out


What is Power Up?

Each year, the Toronto Mass Choir assembles a team of professionals in gospel music to bring Toronto a 3 day gospel music workshop, open to the public. Offering singers, instrumentalists, and gospel music enthusiasts a chance to improve their musicianship and learn about gospel music in a variety of sessions and also participate in a mass choir, this workshop is like none other in the country. Over the years, this event has continued to evolve and now includes workshops in:

  • Vocal Training in Improvisation and Harmonization
  • Master Classes for Soloists
  • Various levels of Keyboard and Guitar Techniques
  • Song Writing
  • Sound & Media Production
  • Much more!

If you have never experienced Power Up, we invite you to join the Toronto Mass Choir in a weekend of gospel music that you will never forget. If you have attended our Power Up sessions before there are always new workshops ad clinicians to check out, other gospel music-lovers to network with and always new music!

Why Power Up?

Power Up is a unique experience in Canada offering you the opportunity to spend a weekend with other passionate musicians, learning and creating together. You also have the chance to sing in the finale concert as part of a choir of more than 100 voices supported by a live band and in front a live audience! Nothing re-ignites your passion for music more than learning new techniques that you have never explored, and discovering sounds and ideas you’ve never encountered. Join Professor Karen Burke and the Toronto Mass Choir and experience the joy of singing high energy, dynamic, and spirit lifting music in a gospel choir. Spend your weekend learning great gospel music alongside members of the choir and the second-to-none Power Up faculty!

Earlier Event: August 1
Newmarket Jazz Festival
Later Event: February 28
Jazz Vespers