Marques L. A. Garrett
Marques L. A. Garrett is the Director of Choral Activities at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Hampton University where he graduated magna cum laude.
As a conductor, Mr. Garrett has had the pleasure of working with noted choirs such as the Hampton University Concert Choir, Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church Sanctuary Choir (Memphis, TN), Bennett College Choir, and Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC). He has studied conducting with Dr. Carole J. Ott, Dr. Carl Harris, Jr., and Royzell Dillard.
As a composer, he began composing and arranging while at Hampton University. His compositions have been performed by collegiate and professional choirs nationwide such as the Brigham Young University Men’s Chorus, Biola University Chorale, Hampton University Symphonic Chorus, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Combined Choirs, and I. Sherman Greene Chorale while the National Lutheran Choir, Winston-Salem State University Choir, and Missouri State University Concert Chorale have preserved some of his music on recordings.
Throughout his years in college, he competed and placed in various vocal competitions while studying with Lorraine Bell and Levone Tobin Scott. He has sung at various churches as a baritone soloist. Mr. Garrett was a featured soloist at the 4th Annual High School Gospel Festival sponsored by Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY) where he performed Raymond Wise’s ‘Afro-American Suite.’
Mr. Garrett holds membership in the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for the Study and Performance of African-American Music, and Golden Key International Honour Society.
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