On Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 USC saw 4 nominations for awards in various categories at the Ceremony and saw victory in one category.
USC Current Students/Alumni nominated were:
Lenova Ramella (Student) – Young Artiste of the year
Renee Lawrence (Student) – Undiscovered Artiste of the year
Shurnelle Spencer (Alumnus) – Collaboration of the year/Breakout Artiste of the year
USC Choir – Choir of the year
The nominees were up against many other artistes across the nation and found themselves qualified through both public voting and technical examination from the GMATT body and on the USC Choir/UCO won their category of Choir of the Year.
Receiving the award was Mr Kerron Hislop, Director of the UCO and Head of the Music Department at USC.
USC has a rich heritage of being an active participant to the national and international gospel world, and with the reviving of the Music Department under the leadership of Mr Kerron Hislop, it has begun to regain momentum and recognition in the spheres of music both nationally and internationally, competing and excelling in several competitions locally.
The Gospel Music Awards of Trinidad and Tobago is an oppportunity to celebrate the achievements of local and regional gospel music artistes and industry influencers and to reward the outstanding work of the various sectors within gospel music.
This ‘premium gospel event’ is an initiative taken on by the Celian International Group which is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) geared towards youth, with the aim of being triumphant through Sport and Culture.