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Founding Musical Director-Conductor

Buryl Red, 1969 - 2013, was described by The Washington Post as
“uncommonly creative”, the musical work of Buryl Red as composer, conductor, producer, and arranger, may be experienced in such diverse venues as Carnegie Hall, Saturday Night Live, and

thousands of schools, churches, and theaters around the world. His output includes more than sixteen hundred published compositions and arrangements, production of over 2500 recordings, and the musical supervision, composition, and arranging for several hundred shows, documentaries, and musical specials for network and cable television. Several of his choral works including Celebrate Life and the first performing edition of Pergolesi’s Magnificat are considered landmarks in their fields. He was the executive record producer for some of the most widely used music textbooks in the United States including the new Silver Burdett Making Music series. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Buryl Red was a graduate of the music schools of Baylor University and Yale
University. He was honored with many civic and professional awards and degrees. He was particularly honored with the inclusion of his well-known song, “In Remembrance”, in The African-American Heritage Hymnal published in 2001.

 

Associate Musical Director-Accompanist

Mr. Joseph Joubert, based in New York City, has appeared throughout the United States and Europe in concert as a solo pianist and with major orchestras. He has collaborated with renowned concert artists such as Kathleen Battle and Florence Quivar, and has worked as producer/arranger/keyboardist for popular artists such as Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Judy Collins, Jennifer Holliday, and Ashford and Simpson. He is arranger/composer/co-producer for two music textbook series, The Music Connection and Making Music. Mr. Joubert is conductor/pianist/arranger for “Three Mo’ Tenors”, which was recently featured in a PBS special on “Great Performances”. Buryl Red and Joseph Joubert together received a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Orchestration of the musical Violet, winner of the New York Drama Critics award for Best Musical of 1997. Mr. Joubert has recently released his first CD called "Total Praise" with GIA Music. For information on how to order his CD, go to www.giamusic.com.

Associate Musical Director-Choral Specialist

Charles Fuller, from Arkadelphia, Arkansas, has conducted choral events all across the southern half of the United States as well as in Europe and China. His former positions include choral and administrative duties at Ouachita Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, and West Texas State University as well as many churches throughout the Southwest. A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas, he holds degrees in choral music from Arizona State University, West Texas State, and Baylor and has had significant choral workshop experiences with Robert Shaw, Howard Swann, Frauke Hausemann, Lynn Whitten, and Jim Woodward. Choirs under his direction have received multiple invitations to perform for the American Choral Directors Association, Alleluia Church Music Conference, and The White House. He has served on working groups and boards for the International Federation for Choral Music, American Choral Directors Association, the MUSICA Project, and was a founding board member of ChoralNet, Inc.