Director of Music & Arts Ministry
I joined the Preston Hollow UMC family in July 2013 as Director of Music & Arts Ministry. A graduate of The University of Kansas (“Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk!”), I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance and Church Music. Before coming to Preston Hollow, I was the Director of Music Ministries at Oak Lawn UMC in Dallas for twenty-three years.
Some of my career highlights include being selected in June 2009 as the accompanist for the Gala Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Shawnee Press at Carnegie Hall in New York City! The concert included 600 singers, full orchestra, and the works of Mark Hayes, Joseph Martin, and Greg Gilpin. I again was able to perform at Carnegie Hall in June 2010. I accompanied the 10th anniversary performance of “Sing for the Cure,” a multi-movement choral work commissioned by The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.
In January 2011, I was honored to be named as The Artistic Director of Resounding Harmony, a 100-voice community chorus in Dallas. Each concert performed by Resounding Harmony is a benefit for a needy organization in the Dallas Metroplex.
David has a Bachelor's and Masters's degree in Music Education - Voice from the University of North Texas. He has worked with the Lyric Opera of Dallas, Fort Worth Opera, and was the Musical Director and Pianist for the Dallas Summer Musicals School of Musical Theater for 10 years. David also assisted in teaching voice at McClendon Community College, East Texas State University, and Abilene Christian University for a total of 3 years.
David maintains a private voice studio in his home and teaches students who have all performed in one or more major roles on Broadway. He is a member of a professional, classical voice Christmas caroling group has also been a pianist for many musicals.
In his spare time, David is also an entertainment pianist, playing many parties through the years including numerous events at the home of Van Cliburn and Sid and Mercedes Bass. He was the bass soloist at the Church of the Incarnation, Chapel of the Cross, and Christ the King Catholic Church.
David was raised as a very conservative Southern Baptist in Oklahoma and Texas. His Christian faith is of the utmost importance to him and old hymns are his favorite music.
My name is Katie and I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in the Fall of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. I am currently in an online Graduate program for Applied Behavior Analysis and I work with kiddos on the Autism Spectrum. Once I complete my degree, I hope to continue in the field of Behavior Analysis helping children with disabilities gain life, social, and academic skills. I am very excited to continue doing what I love....working with kids! I am looking forward to working with all the kids in the Kid Zone. br>
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