About Us

Music Minister Timothy Riley-  Founder & President/Instructor

Timothy Riley is a consummate professional who has been in the music industry for more than 27 years. He began performing internationally in Europe with “The Black Gospel Singers” and singing with Grammy award winning artist Hezekiah Walker and The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir in 1999. These opportunities allowed him to share stages with world famous gospel artists like Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Mary Mary, Kim Burrell, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, John P. Kee, Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard, Vicky Winans, Byron Cage, Kurt Carr, Tye Tribbett, & The Clark Sisters. He has sung with pop, soul, and R&B Singers Michael Bolton, Lou Rawls, P.Diddy, Teddy Riley, Dave Hollister, Freddie Jackson, & The Legendary Supremes. He has performed on television in both America and Europe on very well known talk shows and even sang second tenor for 3 years with the Legendary hall of fame group “The Golden Gate Quartet”, now based in Paris, France.

Timothy is not only a stellar singer/performer but he is also a voice teacher and choral Director. He was Choir director of the “Leviticus Gospel Choir” and the youth Choir “A Chosen Generation” both of which he founded while living in Hamburg, Germany for 6 years and are still operating today under new leadership. In 2016 he founded the non-profit organization “Gospel Workshops International, Inc.” based in Brooklyn, New York. He now travels throughout the world (and speaks 7 languages) giving gospel music workshops in countries like Japan, Ghana, Latvia, & Germany. When he isn’t giving workshops abroad or teaching in New York, he is the Assistant Musical director for the European tour “Rev. Gregory M. Kelly & The Best of Harlem Gospel”.

Contact Timothy at timothy@gospelworkshopsinternational.com

 

Music Minister Gregory Kelly-  Vice President/Instructor

Producer Gregory Kelly, Award winning songwriter and accomplished musician. Writer and Musician for Hezekiah Walker’s Love Fellowship Choir, Musical director for Vy Higginsen’s sensational gospel musical Mama I Want To Sing; Music Master for Vy Higginsen’s Gospel For Teens Program; and co-founder/musical producer and director for the world acclaimed European touring company The Very Best of Black Gospel.

Gregory has been a force in the music industry for many years. His ability to compose, produce, arrange, and teach intricate choral arrangements as well as vocal techniques has taken his career literally “around the world!” Touring with musicals, concerts, gospel review shows as well as doing workshops; reaching the world with the sound and the message of Gospel Music.

He has been musical director for several off Broadway gospel musicals including, Mama I Want to Sing, Loving Him Is Killing Me, Sing Harlem Sing, Gospel At The Brownstone, In Search Of Identity, The Blacker the Berry the Sweeter the Juice, No Money No Honey, Cycles, I’m Bustin’ Loose, Where’s My Daddy and The Soul of a Man.His musical resume includes performances with gospel and secular greats such as: Angie Stone, Kenny Latimore, Lenny Williams, Leon, Dottie Peoples, James Cleveland, Hezekiah Walker, Byron Cage, Myron Butler, Tye Tribbett, Shirley Caesar, Andrae Crouch, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Aretha Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, Tramaine Hawkins, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Diana Ross, Miss Jones, Tony Terry, The Supremes, J Moss, Karen Clarke, Dorinda Clarke, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Richard Smallwood, Cybil, P Diddy, Kim Burrell, The Winans and many more.

Gregory has performed at revered venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Tokyo Dome, The Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, Jacob Javits Convention Center, The Apollo Theater, Berlin’s Friedrich Stadtpalast, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, just to name a few. He has made several television appearances on BET, The Word Network, The Gospel Channel, TBN, The German Film Priese Awards and the Cinema for Peace.

Contact Gregory at gregory@gospelworkshopsinternational.com