Annual Worship Conference announces featured Clinicians and Performers

Singer/songwriter/worship leader Jennifer Shaw will be featured at the 2nd Annual Worship 4:24 Conference to be held at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio on January 28-29, 2011 (  Co-sponsored by the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio and Cedarville University Department of Music and Worship, the conference is designed to equip worship leaders, musicians, bands, praise teams, and tech crews to be effective leaders.

Shaw will share the stage for the opening concert with Lenny LeBlanc, who is serving as the keynote speaker for the event.  LeBlanc rode the crest of success as half of the popular duo LeBlanc & Carr. To date, their smash hit song “Falling” remains in the record books as one of the most popular singles ever, attaining the rare feat of being named a BMI Millionare song, indicating one million radio plays, and was named one of Billboard Magazine’s all-time favorite Top 40 hits.  After his conversion to Christianity, LeBlanc entered the contemporary Christian music realm where he released seven solo projects, achieving more than a dozen top ten radio singles. His involvement with the Maranatha Praise Band and as worship leader on Integrity Hosanna’s ‘Pure Heart’  brought him further recognition, as well as writing popular songs such as the Dove Award-winning “Above All” worship standard.

In addition to the opening concert, Shaw will teach three sessions for the conference including basic and advanced vocal techniques and assembling a vocal team.  Shaw’s current national recording entitled Love Broke Through has produced a #3 single on the CMW Worship charts.  Additionally, the song “God Loved The World, “co-penned by Shaw, her producer Paul Marino and writer Jeremy Johnson, was chosen as the featured song at the Evangelical Covenant Church conference as well as being included in the 2010 Christmas musical from LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services.  The song recently became a music video and has been featured on God TV as well as other national television networks.

Shaw began her music career as an opera singer after graduating with a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.  She performed in over forty shows in the theater, from Shakespeare to Puccini operas.  Shaw later became a Professor of Music for Cedarville University and performed with the Columbus Symphony.

Shaw has been featured on several national television and radio programs including Christian Television Network, LeSea Broadcasting, TBN, and Cornerstone Television, among many others.

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