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.
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.
Shane earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Newberry College in 1990 and a Master’s Degree in Science in Arts and Letters through the American Band College then located at Southern Oregon University in 2003.
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.
Charlie Wylie is a graduate from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Music Education. Throughout his college career, he performed as principal trombone in the CSU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Low Brass Choir, Brass Quintet as a trombonist and tubist as well as being a founding member of The Low-Country Four Trombone Quartet.
A native of Michigan, Scott is a graduate of The University of Michigan, where he earned his B.A. in both Music Performance (saxophone) and English. Active as a woodwind specialist for the past 21 years, he has been acclaimed in Michigan as a teacher, clinician and lecturer.
As an active freelance trombonist, Bobby performs regularly in concert halls, churches, and other performance venues. He has performed as a member of the Palmetto Concert Band and the Palmetto Posaunen. He currently plays and conducts as a member of the Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass, the Corridor Brass, the Upstate Winds Concert Band, and the Foothills Philharmonic.
Catie Moyer is passionate about making the organ and its music accessible to the average, untrained, or even skeptical listener. She performs with the harp/organ duo, Voix Celeste, which debuted in July 2017, is actively involved in the music program at Summit View Baptist, and is a substitute organist for churches across Upstate South Carolina.
Originally from the Atlanta, GA area, Julianne Henry holds degrees from both Mercer University and Clayton State University. Ms. Henry has studied in workshops with John Barcelona, Patricia George, Keith Underwood, and Tadeu Coelho. Her current professional association affiliations include the South Carolina Flute Society and Greenville Music Teachers Association.
Anna has ministered through music throughout the US as well as Africa, Ukraine, and Haiti, and has performed several recitals during her college career. Anna likes to arrange piano music, and hopes to publish a collection of her works in the near future.
Reed was the winner of the 2014 SCMC hymn contest, and one of Reed’s piano arrangements is published in the Lorenz Church Piano Magazine. He has been a private piano instructor for five years, and he enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities.
Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in Piano Pedagogy from Bob Jones University and continued on for her master’s degree in Piano Performance while studying under Peter Davis. While in college, she participated in handbell and piano ensembles, taught private piano lessons, worked as the choral librarian for the Fine Arts department, and performed both piano solo and ensemble recitals.