Join the growing community of church directors, preachers, ministers, and musicians at the Hampton University Minister's Conference this June. The 6-day conference includes the Choir Directors' & Organists' Guild Workshop and takes place at the Hampton University campus.
The 102nd Hampton University Minister's Conference takes place the second week of June in Hampton, Virginia. The event includes the 82nd Choir Directors' & Organists' Guild Workshop and attracts a large community of preachers, psalmists, ministers, and musicians. It takes place on the campus of Hampton University near the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina hotel.
The Hampton Minister's Conference started in 1914 to address the concerns of the African-American church and its relationship to the community. It was first organized by the Negro Organizational Society, the Conference for Education in the South, the Southern Education Board, and the Cooperative Education Board. The conference was originally launched as The Conference of Negro Ministers of Tidewater, VA, and started with only 40 ministers representing four denominations.
After a successful first year, organizers began planning an annual conference to bring ministers together and soon, included summer school teachers. It partnered with the Annual Choir Directors' and Organists' Guild in 1934 after church music directors showed interest in the event.
Today, attendees spend six days attending conference events and workshops, including presentations by main stage presenters comprised of bishops and reverends. The Hampton University campus is within walking distance or a short drive of several landmarks, cultural attractions, and restaurants. Attendees have time to explore Downtown Hampton sites before and after the event.
- Start:June 05, 2016
- End:June 10, 2016
- Where: 700 Emancipation Drive, Hampton, VA, United States, 23668
- Event Type:Concerts & Music
- Ticket Price:N/A