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Dr. Jonathan P. Brotherton, Conductor, is Chair of the Music Department and Director of Choral Activities at Greensboro College. He is also the Director of Music at Jamestown Presbyterian Church as well as conductor and coordinator of the annual North Carolina United Methodist All-State Youth Choir hosted by Greensboro College.

He has been the director of choral activities at Iowa Wesleyan College, Whitman College and the University of Alaska, Anchorage. In addition, he has been the conductor of several large community choral organizations including the Anchorage Concert Chorus and the Cincinnati Choral Society.

Dr. Brotherton received his MM and DMA degrees in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.


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Sam Doyle is a native of Mayodan, N.C. He attended the first Governor's School of NC in choral music in 1963. Doyle graduated from UNCG with a major in Music Education in January 1969. After a period with the Northampton County Schools, he began teaching in the Greensboro Public Schools and taught at numerous schools in the system. He completed 26 years as choral director at Page High School in 1998.

He is currently retired with 48 years of service in North Carolina. He most recently taught Music Theory and Advanced Placement Music Theory Music at The Weaver Academy for the Performing and Visual Arts. He started the Vocal program at Weaver and led in that position for the first four years of the school.

Doyle has served twice as both Choral Activities Coordinator and Chair for the Choral Section of NCMEA. Doyle was twice selected as Teacher of the Year for the Greensboro Public Schools and is listed in "Marquis Who's Who in American Education" and "Who's Who Among America's Teachers." He received the Lara Hoggard Award for Distinguished Service in Choral Music in North Carolina in 1995 and was director of the SSA All-State Chorus in 1996. Doyle served as Artistic Director of the Alamance Chorale (Burlington) from 1988-1992, interim director DACAS (Danville, VA) fall 1998, interim director Choral Society of Greensboro, fall 1999. He is presently Choirmaster at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Greensboro, and director of the annual Mebane Community Messiah performance as well as assistant conductor of Choral Society of Greensboro.

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Mr. Parker received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and his Master of Music degree from Indiana University. He has performed throughout the U.S. as a collaborative pianist with many instrumentalists and singers, having appeared in recital with such artists as violinist James Buswell and Metropolitan Opera leading tenors Marcus Haddock and Johan Botha.

He holds a faculty position at Guilford College, where he teaches piano. He has previously held positions at Greensboro College and the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to his activities as a pianist and teacher, Michael has previously served as artistic director of the Alamance Chorale, and as organist/choirmaster of a number of churches.

Currently, he is the organist for Starmount Presbyterian Church, where he accompanies the choir, plays for services and for special music provided by frequent guest instrumental and singing soloists.

 


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