Get Your Praise On HBCU Choir Sing-off

Launching at Claflin University on April 12

HBCU Choir Sing-Off logoThe Get Your Praise On HBCU Choir Sing-off will showcase the best HBCU campus choirs, giving them the opportunity to compete exclusively within the network of the nation’s 105 HBCUs. Contestants will have the chance to compete on a level playing field while developing their skills and stage presence in preparation for larger competitions, touring – perhaps as a fundraising tool for their institutions – or for professional recording opportunities. Regional competitions will lead up to the National Finals to be held on a campus to be announced soon.

The first Regional competition of the Get Your Praise On HBCU Choir Sing-off will be held at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC on Saturday, April 12, in conjunction with the Ultimate Battle of the DJs and NPHC Stroll and Step Contest. The theme for the Get Your Praise On HBCU Choir Sing-off is “Bring Your Best Songs, Hymns and Spiritual Songs,” based on Ephesians 5:19. According to Underwood, “”Music is a part of the fabric of HBCUs. Many colleges historically have highlighted their musical groups, especially their Gospel Choirs, as part of their annual fundraising effort. These choirs also speak to the spiritual foundation that is so important to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. I’m thrilled to give these talented individuals the chance to showcase their talent.””

The minimum entry requirement for a full choir to compete is a quartet of its members. Full details of participation can be viewed at

The Claflin University inaugural Get Your Praise On HBCU Choir Sing-Off will be hosted by Rev. Skip Mason of Trinity CME Church – Augusta Georgia and Pastor Eric Sloss, Perfecting Praise – Church of Chicago, IL. An added treat is the special appearance of Stellar Award-Winning Gospel great Dottie Peoples.

For details and more information on the HBCU Choir Sing-Off visit