Jeremy Tucker, Artistic Director and Conductor, Capital Choir, Sibley Singers

Jeremy Tucker is a native of North Carolina and currently the Director of Arts Education for Durham Public Schools.

Tucker holds a Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music in Music Education, as well as an additional degree in Drama from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, a winner of the North Carolina Schools Regional Teacher of the Year, as well as the NC Symphony’s Maxin Swalin Outstanding Educator Award. During his teaching career, he taught elementary music for seven years and high school choral music for seven years. His choirs were heard at the North Carolina Music Educators Conference as well as at the North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association(ACDA) conference.

Tucker served as the NC Department of Public Instructions Music and Theatre Arts Education Consultant for two years before joining Durham Public Schools! He has traveled the Eastern U.S. serving as a guest conductor for Honors and All-State Choral Festivals including collaborative concerts with the NC Symphony. He currently serves as the President for the North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Tucker is also an award recipient of the 2020 Raleigh Medal of Arts, the City’s highest arts honor, for his excellent work with the Raleigh Youth Choir.

Emily Turner, Associate Artistic Director, and Conductor, Page Singers

Emily Turner is a native of North Carolina and is currently the Vocal Music Director at Cary Academy, directing both the Middle and Upper School choirs, grades six through twelve.

Turner has been a choral conductor and music educator for over fifteen years. In the summer of 2022, her advanced community high school treble ensemble, Mosaic Treble Choir, performed concerts in six venues on tour in Austria and Germany. In addition to teaching multi-level choirs at Cary Academy, Turner serves as the Music Director for the school’s productions, and has taught a variety of electives, including Songwriting, Audition and Performance Preparation, and Musical Theater Performance Workshop.

Turner holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Voice from Meredith College.

Turner is dedicated to the advancement of choral music in North Carolina, serving as the Chair-Elect for the Middle School Choral Section of the North Carolina Music Educators Association, as well as the Performance Choirs Chair and Treble Choir Repertoire and Resources Chair of the North Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Turner loves to travel as a guest conductor and clinician to work with local schools and churches and is certified as an adjudicator for middle school Music Performance Adjudication (MPA).

Aaron Brown, Assistant Music Director Capitals and Sibley Singers

A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Aaron Brown now resides in Raleigh, NC and serves as the Director of Vocal Music and Assistant Director of Bands at Cardinal Gibbons High School. His duties include co-teaching and brass lessons with the wind ensemble, symphonic band, vocal coaching musical theatre, and directing four choirs: Soprano/Alto Vocal Ensemble, Bass Ensemble, Sacred Heart Vocal Ensemble, and a Gospel Choir. Brown is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, studying choral conducting and music education with Dr. Timothy Altman, Dr. Jaeyoon Kim, and Dr. Jose Rivera. During his time at UNC-Pembroke, he was granted the opportunity to be a student conductor for Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Pembroke Singers. He is currently a Master of Music Education student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe studying with Dr. Judy Bowers, Dr. Carlton Kilpatrick, and Dr. Deborah Chandler.

Brown serves as Province 20 (NC) Music Director for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and in this role developed a choral workshop for the ten undergraduate chapter music directors aiding them in rehearsal techniques, vocal pedagogy, and chapter specific needs. Brown is serving a two-year term as Co-Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the North Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. His research interest includes developing gospel choir pedagogy for traditional choral ensembles.

Katie O’Neill, Conductor, Acorn Choir

O’Neill, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is a trained vocalist, conductor, and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a concentration in voice from Meredith College. While at Meredith, she was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor’s Society, Meredith College Silver Shield Honorary Leadership Society. O’Neill holds a Master of Music in Music Education, K-12 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a music teacher at Ravenscroft School. Prior to teaching at Ravenscroft, O’Neill taught K-5 general music for six years at West Smithfield Elementary School in Johnston County. She has studied music abroad in England and Austria and performed abroad in Italy.

Bo Reece, Conductor, Oak Choir

Reece holds a Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music from Appalachian State University with concentrations in General Music and Conducting. He was a member of the Appalachian State University Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Philip Paul, student of Robert Shaw, New York, NY. While completing his Masters in Music, Reece completed an extensive study of TTBB choral literature with Dr. Paul, chaired two Alumni Reunion weekends, and assisted in producing their first CD.

Reece is a Fellow with the A+ Schools of North Carolina, helping schools transform their teaching model with Arts integration woven into every child’s daily learning experience. Previously, he taught K- 12 music (general, choral, instrumental) education in Western North Carolina as well as here in Central North Carolina. He has led and assisted with national workshops in music education for over thirty years.

Amy Brock Davis, Conductor, Mosaic Choir

Davis is the Co-director of Choral Activities at Durham School of the Arts and is the Choral Director and Organist at Glendale Heights United Methodist Church.

Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Meredith College, and a Master of Music in Choral Directing from Appalachian State University.

Davis is a National Board Certified Teacher specializing in early adolescence through young adulthood choral music. She was the conductor for the Girls Chorale of the Capital City Girls Choir at Meredith College from 2006-2021. Her choirs have sung in Atlanta, West Virginia, New York, Florida, Munich, Vienna, Venice, Florence, Rome, and London. Davis was the recipient of the 2017 Richard Keasler NC Middle School Choral Teacher of the Year award which was presented by the North Carolina Music Educators Association.

Christopher Short, Executive Director

Christopher Short is a musician, teaching artist, and arts administrator from Raleigh, North
Carolina. He hopes to use music as a bridge to connect people with their surrounding
community through artful storytelling in performance, localized philanthropic efforts, arts
administration, and educational outreach work. Christopher graduated with honors in 2019
from the East Carolina University School of Music with a double major in Vocal Performance
and Music Theory/Composition. Christopher is an active arts administrator, working as the
Director of Development for the Raleigh Youth Choir, serving as a board member for Triangle
Youth Music, on the Emerging Professional Leadership Council for Early Music America, and as
the Executive Director and co-founder of the professional choral ensemble, Servire, along with
its overarching nonprofit, Chamber Voices for Change. In addition to his administrative work,
he has traveled and recorded internationally as a choral musician and soloist, performed
regionally in various operatic, concert, and oratorio performances, and is an award-winning
composer. For the past three years, Christopher has been a member of the US VOCES8 Scholars
program, and this past year, he has traveled the country as a teaching artist with the VOCES8

Christopher is excited to bring his passion for music and wealth of administrative and
fundraising experience to the Raleigh Youth Choir as they embark on this new chapter. As
someone who has always called the Triangle area home, this opportunity is an exciting way to
invest his efforts within the music community that shaped him into who he is today.

Board of Directors
Dwayne Holloway, Chair
Julie Lowe, Treasurer
Jazzmone Sutton, Secretary
Kim Demery, At Large
Helga Fasciano, At Large
Bob Goodale, At Large
Janeia Knox, At Large
Patti Kingery, At Large
Tiffany Sturdivant, At Large
Kenneth Tice, At Large
Jan White, At Large
Jeremy Tucker, Artistic Director, ex officio