PowerUp Gospel Music Workshop 2024


Isaac Cates
2024 Guest Clinician

Isaac Cates has achieved international fame as an artist, composer, arranger, choral director, and educator. He began playing piano at age four and went on to study at the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music, where he began arranging and setting sacred texts to music.

His original compositions have been performed in more than 17 countries and have been translated into several languages.

He records with his own group “Ordained,” and has conducted Gospel workshops and performed to sold-out audiences in Italy, Switzerland, England, Spain, Israel, Kenya, Ireland, Norway and Germany. He also serves as Director of Music Outreach/Worship Leader at the Church of The Resurrection, a large United Methodist church in Leawood, Kansas, and has formed a new Gospel choir there. He is a proud voting member of the Recording Academy and a recent Grammy nominee.

He released a new album, Amazed, in September 2022 and will make his Carnegie Hall debut in November 2023.