PASTOR CHANTEL RENEE WRIGHT
: Is a native of Chicago, Illinois where she
career as an award winning choral conductor.
She received her formal education at VanderCook College of Music where she received her BA degree in Music Education.
As part of her undergraduate studies, Chantel
had the privilege to study in London, England with Ian Pleeth and travel throughout Europe as a soloist.
In New York, Chantel
hit the ground running as the new Director of the Girls Choir of Harlem
, as well as Minister of Music at the Macedonia Baptist Church
in Mt. Vernon, New York.
An honor celebrated by few women, Ms. Wright
gifts to the young people of Queens, New York as the Artistic Director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra Youth Gospel Choir
Not only did she
gather valuable experience as an orchestral conductor, her
work with the orchestra encouraged her
to incorporate her
own non-profit organization, SONGS OF SOLOMON: An Inspirational Ensemble, Inc.
Being totally committed to youth and their spiritual, intellectual and artistic growth, Chantel
knew the only way to shape a generation of spirited, world class musicians would be to work in conjunction with the education system, thus implementing the SONGS OF SOLOMON ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS which directly serves New York City students in instrumental and vocal music.
Students too far to number from the tri- state area have had performance opportunities that rival professional artist around the world.
The Ensemble has worked tirelessly over the past nine years under Professor Wright's
baton and has garnered national and international acclaim.
Committed to building a literate music community, Chantel
gifts to the vocal music department of the Steinhardt School of Music at the New York University
Chantel Renee Wright is a licensed and ordained Pastor and the founder of Pneuma Ministries International.
Most recently Pastor Wright
can be found on WLIB as the host of "Joy in the Morning.
is sought after as a choral clinician nationally and internationally where this past year she
held voice workshops in the RomaGospel Festival.