Tracy E. Leenman received a Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) degree from Syracuse University in 1977 in Choral and Instrumental Music Education. She earned a Master of Music in Music Education from Syracuse University, in 1983; and has done course work towards a Ph.D. in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music.
Kory Vrieze, Music Education Specialist at Musical Innovations, received his B.M. in Music Education from Berry College and did his graduate studies at University of South Dakota in History of Musical Instruments where he studied at the Shrine to Music Museum.
D. Vincent Clayton has retired after 34 years of teaching, the last 21 years at Ridge View High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He received both the Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of South Carolina.
Heather McNeely received a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from Bob Jones University, a master’s degree in musicology from Converse College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in music education from Boston University.
Bob Powell served the school band programs of South Carolina for 35 years as a director. Performing ensembles under his direction or with which he was associated have performed at the State Music Conference, won state and regional championships, and received the highest marks at festivals and competitions.
Jonathan Simmons is a cellist studying at Bob Jones University under Dr. Yuriy Leonovich. His orchestral solo debut was with the Greenville County Youth Orchestra performing David Popper's Hungarian Rhapsody in the Greenville Peace Center.