Whitley - Singer - USA

Jrobin Whitley

USA

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Singer

Summary:

I am a mezzo-soprano who sings jazz, contemporary folk, pop, blues, and religious music. I received classical training from Pfeiffer University.

Work History

Band Leader

Divergent

From November 2012

Divergent is a new band formed. We play a variety of styles of music from pop/rock, blues, jazz, holiday music, to original tunes. Available for small parties and venues.

Director and guitar instructors

Junior Appalacian Musicians Program (JAM-Jackson County)

September 2011 - April 2012

Taught local students how to play guitar using Old-Time tunes.

Guitarist/Vocalist/Director

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

From October 2010

I have worked as the choir director, band director, and handbell director for several years. Currently I assist with the music team in keeping the String Band practicing and playing.

Choir Director, Singer and Instrumentalist

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran

From October 2010

I have worked as the choir director, band director, and handbell director for several years. Currently I assist with the music team in keeping the String Band practicing and playing.

Performer

Freelance Musician

From May 2008

I sing and perform mostly in Western North Carolina or the Charlotte area.

Singer

Other Venues

From October 1983

City Lights Cafe, Sylva, NC
It’s By Nature, Art after Dark, Sylva, NC
Dillsboro Luminary Festival – Golden Carp, Tree House Pottery, Dillsboro Smokehouse, Western Carolina Internet Cafe
Colorfest Musician
Music for Mountain Shapes and Colors Craft Art Show & Sale

PAST EXPERIENCE
May 09 Musician for the Strawberry Jam Festival, Darnell Farms in Bryson City, NC
Apr 09 Singer with Chad Hallyburton, jazz guitarist at Southwestern Community College's
July 99 Faith UMC, Monroe, NC. Singing/Storytelling
May 99 Bethlehem Presbyterian, Matthews, NC. Preaching.
May 99 Forest Hill UMC, Concord, NC. Singing/Storytelling event.
Apr. 99 Bethlehem Presbyterian, Matthews, NC. Singing/Storytelling event.
Apr. 99 New Life MCC, Charlotte, NC. Preaching.
Mar. 99 Newell Presbyterian, Charlotte, NC. Childrens Presentation during worship.
Mar. 99 Hosanna Lutheran, Charlotte, NC. Sunday school presentation, children’s worship.
Jan. 99 Faith UMC, Monroe, NC. Soloist for worship.
Jan., 99 Holy Trinity Lutheran, Charlotte, NC. Singing/Storytelling event.
1987-88 Charlotte Oratory Singers and Chamber Choir
1984, 86 Charlotte Choral Society – Soloist
1982 Resort Area Ministry (R.A.M.) R.O.V.E.R. Team, Boone, NC. Provided music and worship for area campgrounds

Projects

Speaking Engagement - January 20, 2013

I will be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Franklin, NC

Current Projects

I've recently completed a first draft of a novel. Nearing completion of the manuscript of new poetry.

In A Southern Closet

My memoir is available through your local Indie Bookseller or via Bella Books online http://www.bellabooks.com/9781935053361-prod.html

Preparing for the Holidays

We're working on music for the holidays. It's fun to play new music!

MySpace Music

The following link to myspace shows my vocal and guitar abilities. The songs are original.

http://www.myspace.com/jrobinwhitley

©2012 JRobin Whitley

Qualifications & Certifications

M. Div.

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

BA Music

Pfeiffer University

West Stanly

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