Music Education and Performance Professional with over 25 years of experience working with children and adults. Adept at vocal and instrumental training. Experienced in choir directing, songwriting, arranging and accompanying. Able to execute various educational concepts that assist in the musical learning process. Proven ability to work with choirs and musicians of all ages and to build up Music Ministries. Currently seeking to contribute skills and experience to a position in Music Ministry.
Sight read music/Play by ear
Church Musician08/1990 to 08/1991Oxford Presbyterian ChurchPhiladelphia, PAPlayed for church services during Pastoral transition
Cathedral Choir Director08/1999 to CurrentGrace Baptist Church of GermantownPhiladelphia, PADirect young people from the ages of 12-18. Conduct weekly rehearsals, minister on 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sundays. Host annual Joy Night and present an annual June Concert.
Minister of Music07/2000 to 07/2012New Testament Family FellowshipPhiladelphia, PAPrepared music for Sunday morning worship services. Directed the Praise and Worship team and Adult Choir.
Gospel Choir Director08/2014 to CurrentFirst Presbyterian Church in GermantownPhiladelphia, PARehearse choir weekly to prepare to minister on 1st Sundays.
Adult Choir Director/Church Musician01/2016 to CurrentFaith Fellowship Baptist ChurchPhiladelphia, PAPrepare music for Sunday worship service, rehearse choir weekly for ministry on 1st and 4th Sundays.
Chancel Choir Director08/2016 to CurrentGrace Baptist Church of GermantownPhiladelphia, PA
Rehearse weekly for ministry on 2nd and 5th Sundays. Present annual Maundy Thursday service and annual June Concert.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: Instrumental Music1996High School For Creative and Performing ArtsPhiladelphia, PA
Music EducationJohnson C. Smith UniversityCharlotte, NC
Music EducationTemple UniversityPhiladelphia, PAStill working on Bachelor's Degree
Activities and Honors
Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity
Deborah Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, INC PHA
Lott Carey International Youth Development
Pennsylvania Baptist State Congress of Christian Education- Youth Director
Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention- Past Music Director- Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention Eastern Region Music Director- Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Sara C. Blanford Ministries- CEO/Founder -Music Workshop Clinician
2017 Nominee of the Philadelphia Gospel Music People's Choice Hall of Fame