Vy Higginsen's Gospel for Teens Choir will perform live on the season finale of the hit NBC reality program "The Celebrity Apprentice," airing this evening, May 20th from 9 – 11 p.m. Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken are the final two contestants this season on "The Celebrity Apprentice," produced by Mark Burnett Productions in association with Trump Productions LLC. Mark Burnett, Donald Trump, Page Feldman and Nancy Gunn are the program's executive producers.
The Gospel for Teen Choir's appearance on the live season finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" marks their fifth national television appearance this past year, having recently been featured on CBS TV's "60 Minutes" and "The Early Show," ABC TV's "This Week," and "The Nate Berkus Show."
Gospel for Teens is a program of the Mama Foundation for the Arts and Vy's Higginsen's School of Gospel, Jazz and R&B Arts, located in Harlem, New York. Gospel for Teens, founded in 2006, is a highly respected and influential music program for youth between the ages of 13 and 19. Twice a year, between 40 and 60 participants are selected through an audition process, and those chosen attend for no cost. Students learn music history and vocal techniques and are encouraged to discover their personal artistic talent and expressions while building self-confidence, on stage and off. The Gospel for Teens Choir serves as ambassadors of gospel music, passing the music from this generation to the next, while bringing together people of all races, nationalities and religious/spiritual backgrounds. The Gospel for Teens Choir has performed nationally at various events and venues, including recent appearances at the TED2012 Conference in Long Beach, CA and the 2012 Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Nashville, TN. Locally the Gospel for Teens Choir has performed at the Apollo Theater, the American Museum of Natural History, Yankee Stadium, Central Park's Wollman Rink, Grand Central Station and St. Paul Community Baptist Church.