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Nicholas Drew Gray

Music Educator, Age: 32

Education

Jan 2012Dec 2013

Master of Music Performance

University of Louisville
  • GPA 3.6
Aug 2007Dec 2011

Bachelor of Music Education

University of Louisville
  • GPA 3.3
Aug 2003May 2007

Diploma

Henderson County High School
  • GPA 3.83

Work experience

Aug 2015Present

Vocal Music Director

EVSC North High School
  • Subjects taught include: 9-12 Choir and  AP Music Theory
  • Directed and Collaborated for an annual Musical Theatre Production
  • Served on National Honor Society Committee and Faculty Cabinet
  • Numerous ISSMA Choral Organization Adjudications                                                (Gold Performance Ratings)
  • Numerous ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Gold Medalists
Oct 2020Present

Worship Arts Director

Riverwind Church
  • Establish expectations for organized efficiency
  • Implement weekly rehearsal prior to service
  • Implement new communication/scheduling application "Planning Center"
  • Recruit Volunteers
  • Organize spaces and resources
  • Differentiate team responsibilities in itemized plans
July 2016Jan 2020

Music and Youth Director

KECK Church
  • Compiled 160 song "Keck Hymnal"  (Songs for a blended worship style) 
  • Prepared ordered worship services at 2 campuses
  • Rehearsed praise team and instrumentalists
  • Organized a team of adult youth leaders 
  • Taught Sunday and Wednesday lessons/mentored teachers
  • Created and led youth summer retreat events (Gatlinburg, TN)
  • Pulpit Supply
Aug 2014May 2015

Vocal Music Director

Loogootee Community Schools
  • Subjects taught include: 9-12 Choir, 7-8 Choir, 6th grade Choir, Practical  Arts (Musical Genre Study)
  • Musical Director for "Annie"
  • First Loogootee Choir to Participate in the ISSMA Choral Organization Adjudication in Group II (Gold Performance Ratings)
  • 5/5 HS State Solo and Ensemble Gold Medalists
  • 9/10 HS Solo and Ensemble Gold Medalists
  • 3 /3 JH Solo and Ensemble Gold Medalist
Sep 2011May 2014

Primary Voice Instructor

Gray Voice Studio
  • Individual voice instruction
  • All participating students have received a Distinguished rating at ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival
  • One student selected to 1st Place winner in the High School Category of the Classical Singer Regional Competition in Terra Haute, Indiana
  • Three students accepted as music majors with a vocal emphasis to a University School of Music.  
Aug 2013Apr 2015

Bass- Baritone

The Louisville Chamber Choir
  • Professional Choral Member
Oct 2011May 2014

Choral Coach

Floyd Central High School Choral Department
  • Supplement rehearsal feedback
  • Lead sectional/mass rehearsals
  • Recommend repertoire choices and order of programs
Jan 2012Dec 2013

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Louisville
  • Assisted administration of various yearly choral events, international tours including two competitions and a US/Cuba choral Summit, as well as National and Divisional ACDA feature performances.
  • Prepare daily materials 
  • Maintain the choral library files 
  • Record attendance of all university choirs
Oct 2011Dec 2011

Student Teacher

Trunnell Elementary School

Coordinating Teacher: Bob Myers, Supervised by Dr. Robert Amchin

  • Assisted Directing the Trunnell Children's Choir
  • Provide instruction of general music concepts to Grades K-5
Aug 2011Oct 2011

Student Teacher

Floyd Central High School

Coordinating Teacher: Angela Hampton, Supervised by Dr. Robert Amchin

  • Instruct musical skills in sight-reading, notational literacy, and various styles 
  • Rehearse Men's, Women's, and A Cappella Choir
  • Instruct AP Music Theory Course
  • Rehearse Highlander Bells and Bronze Ringers Handbell Choirs
Aug 2004Aug 2007

Associate Music Director

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
  • Assisted repertoire selection for services
  • Lead congregational worship
  • Preparation in choral rehearsals
  • Pianist

University Choral Accomplishments

University Of Louisville Cardinal Singers

Grand Prize Winner, Yeosu International Choir Competition- Yeosu, Korea

Grand Prize Winner, Vietnam International Choir Competition- Hoi An, Vietnam

United States Featured Ensemble, Cuba/USA Choral Summit- Havanah, Cuba

2nd Prize, 12th Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition- Marktoberdorf, Germany

German Chancellor Prize for Highest Score, Harmonie Festival- Lindenholzhausen, Germany

Highest Score, 9th Mainhausen International Choral Days- Mainhausen, Germany

Featured Ensemble, Beijing International Choral Festival- Beijing, China

Featured Ensemble, Taipei International Choral Festival- Taipei, Taiwan

1st Place, World Choir Championships- Geyongnam, Korea

Featured Ensemble, 2013 National ACDA Convention, Dallas, Texas

Featured Ensemble, 2012 Southern Division ACDA Convention, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale

Orchestra Kentucky, Carmina Burana, Carl Orff

Demonstration Choir, 2011 National ACDA Convention, Chicago, Illinois

Louisville Orchestra, Requiem, Giuseppe Verdi

Major Works Concert, 2009 National ACDA Convention, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Featured Ensemble, 2008 NCCO Convention Performance, Cincinnatti, Ohio

Louisville Orchestra, Samson et Dalila, Camille Saint-saens

Louisville Orchestra, Romeo and Juliet, Hector Berlioz

Featured Performance, 2008 Southern Division ACDA Performance, Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Ballet, Die Zauberflöte, W. A. Mozart 

Skills

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Conductor

2011/2013 National ACDA Conducting Competition Participant Recordings of "I am not yours" and "Wandrers Nachtlied I" by Blake Wilson World Premiere of "Amor sin condicíon" by Uadani Buttò District KMEA All-State TTBB Rehearsal  University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale performance, First undergraduate conductor   Primary

Teachers Include Dr. Kent Hatteberg, Bomi Lee, and Kimcherie Lloyd

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Bass-Baritone, Vocalist

Louisville Chamber Choir; Guglielmo, Cosi fan tutte W.A. Mozart. University of Louisville Opera Theatre;  Burning Fiery Furnace Benjamin Britten. Kentucky Opera with Louisville Choral Art Society; Marco, Gianni Schicchi G. Puccini. University of Louisville Opera Theatre; Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart. University of Louisville Opera Theatre Dido and Aeneas H. Purcell. University of Louisville Opera Theatre; 2nd Place Finalist Divisional NATS Competition; Bass Soloist, Mass in G, Franz Schubert; Le Nozze Di Figaro W.A. Mozart. University of Louisville Opera Theatre;

 Former Primary Teachers Include Daniel Weeks and Ken Brown 

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Pianist

Gold Medal, KMTA Piano Contest; Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Pianist; The Keck Church Pianist.

Former Primary Teachers Include Kathy Tidd, Ken Brown, and Dr. Krista Wallace-Boaz

Professional Organizations

ACDA- American Choral Directors Association, State, Division, and National Membership

NAfME- National Association for Music Educators

Barbershop Harmony Society