Music Director Raynard Brown holds a Master of Arts-Education degree from Lindenwood University and currently serves as Choral Director and Musical Theater Vocal Coach at Grand Center Arts Academy. In addition, Brown is an Adjunct Professor of Music Education at the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). His previous appointments include Maryville University, St. Louis (Choral Director and Adjunct Professor, Choral Conducting); Choir Director, Gospel Music Workshops of America; and as a clinician at American Choral Directors Conference and Kantorei Summer Choral Institute.
Charlie Brockus has been both rehearsal and performance accompanist for the GRCS for the past eight years. He studied piano with Carol Griffith for 10 years. After graduating from Edwardsville Senior High School, he is pursuing a career in piano performance. In addition to GRCS, he accompanies the choir at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (Alton, Ill.) and Seasons of Life women’s choir. On the weekends you can find him at the Ragin Cajun Piano Bar in Alton as half of a dueling pianos act. He considers himself very lucky to be able to do what he loves for a living.
New singers are always welcome. Please call 618.604.1319 or click on the button below for information.
Great Rivers Choral Society
The GRCS gratefully acknowledges generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.