CHANTEL WRIGHT, Brick City Chorus Director
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.
professional career in Atlanta, Georgia where she
served on the music staff of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, home of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and as an educator in the Dekalb County Public Schools
choirs performed the Frostiana by Randall Thompson at Carnegie Hall.
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.
The ensemble has toured the East Coast, Florida, Wisconsin, Chicago, Atlanta, Texas, Detroit, Utah, Vegas, and Canada and recently worked with the "Y.E.S." program in Bermuda.
is sought after as a choral clinician nationally and internationally and for the past two years she
held voice workshops at the Roma Gospel Festival in Italy.
As an envoy for the United States Department of Arts
and Culture, Pastor Wright
sojourned to Zimbabwe bringing youth together for a week of inspiration at the Harare International Festival for the Arts.
is the recipient of the New York Times
Teacher's Who Matters Most Award, Who's Who among American Teachers, The Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble Community Service Award and the Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Award and the Riverside Club
loves God, Music and Children: her
life is dedicated to the pursuit of all three.