Vincent Oakes,Artistic / Executive Director, Handel Choir, Concert Choir, Cantabile
Vincent Oakes is in his ninth year as director of the Chattanooga Boys Choir. He earned theBachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Sacred Music degree in Choral Conducting from Emory University. In addition to teaching public school choral music and serving churches in Florida and Georgia, he was director of the Emory University Exodus Singers and the Candler School of Theology Youth Theological Initiative. Recent guest conducting engagements have included the Tennessee All-State Treble Chorus, the Florida ACDA Male Honor Chorus, the Alabama Young Voices Festival Boychoir, and the Instituto Piaget Vocalizze in Lisbon, Portugal. A member of Music Educators National Conference, the American Choral Directors Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda, he served as Southern Division Chair of Boychoir Repertoire and Standards for ACDA (2006-2011) and as Tennessee ACDA state conference chair since 2008. In 2011, he was elected President-Elect of the Tennessee chapter of ACDA. Oakes is also the Director of Choral Music at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, where he directs four choral ensembles and teaches classes in Voice & Diction and Music in Society. He and his wife Dawn are the proud parents of future Chattanooga Boys Choir members Brandon (3 years) and Luke (1 year).
Staff accompanist for the CBC, Merry Lee Wilson holds a Bachelor of Music from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a Master of Music degree from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She retired as a music teacher in Hamilton County Schools and currently serves as a staff accompanist for the vocal department at Lee University in Cleveland. She has three children - Becca, Emily, Jonathan.
Judy Brittingham, Mozart & Schubert Director
Judy Brittingham earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Administration degree from Lincoln Memorial University. A music teacher in Hamilton County Schools for over 25 years, she currently teaches at Alpine Crest Elementary. She has been affiliated with the CBC since 1979, and also serves as Children’s Ministry Director and Children’s Choir Director at Hickory Valley Community Church in Chattanooga. Married to Robert Brittingham, they have two children, Taylor and Anna.
Stephanie Randall, (Music Education Coordinator)
Stephanie Randall has been the lead instructor in the CBC Computer Music Theory Lab since its inception. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and was a K-12 music teacher in the Hamilton Country Schools. Her musical experiences include past memberships in the Chattanooga Bach Choir, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Chorus, and various leadership roles in church music. Currently, she sings in her church choir and the Rouché Chorale, and teaches for a local cooperative home-education school, where she is a board member. Married to George Randall, they have three boys - Andrew, Matthew, and Christopher who have proudly grown up as members in CBC.
Dawn Oakes , Administrative Director
Gerri Sedman , Volunteer Coordinator
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