Reginal Wright Head Director
Reginal Wright became a musician in middle school band as a trombonist. His formal music training was achieved at Stephen F. Austin State University, where both Bachelor and Master level degrees were earned in Music Education. Reginal has evolved into a well-recognized local and state pianist, music educator, and composer. The East Texas native offers more than 16 years of choral teaching experience in area school districts. Most recently, Reginal served 8 years as the Choral Director at Mansfield High School. Prior to Mansfield he served as Choral Director at middle and high school levels in the Fort Worth Independent School District for 8 years.
Choral programs under his direction consistently earn sweepstakes at UIL contests, and annually earn places in TMEA District, Region and All-State Choirs. In 2012 his Varsity Women’s Choir performed at the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association Convention. Mr. Wright’s choral performances also include Los Angeles (Walt Disney Concert Hall) and New York (Riverside Cathedral). At national festivals his choirs have a reputation for earning Best in Class and Grand Champion awards. Reginal has performed music in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria; Munich, Germany and throughout the United States.
Reginal Wright’s resume also highlights his skill as a conductor, placing him in high demand as a clinician in both classical and gospel genres. He often serves as a clinician in Texas All-State Choir Camps, as well as section leader for TMEA Region and All-State Choirs. Reginal’s service experience includes a two-year term as TMEA Region 5 Vocal Chair. Not to mention, he performs and guest conducting appearances with community choirs – Schola Cantorum of Texas and Arlington Master Chorale.
In addition, Reginal is an aspiring composer, with newly published works for men’s, women’s and mixed choirs. This driven, highly motivated, and energetic young man enjoys opportunities to conduct honor choirs for many school districts throughout Texas and Oklahoma.
As a well-rounded educator, Reginal has experience in urban and suburban districts and earned many coveted awards including Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and the UIL Sponsorship Excellence Award.
Mr. Wright has served in church music ministry for 20 years, of which the last six years as Director of Music and Music Arranger at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas. His professional affiliations include: American Choral Directors Association; Texas Choral Directors Association; Texas Music Educators Association; and Texas Music Adjudicators Association.
Reginal shares his life with wife of 16 years, Renetta Wright, Assistant Director of Counseling within the Tarrant County College District. Their lovely daughter Reece is a 4th grade student at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and son Gabrien is an accomplished drummer, bassist, and pianist.
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Linda Love – Private Voice
Linda Flores Love, a native Texan, graduated from Hillsboro High School. She attended Wake Forest University as a Blackwell Scholarship fellow and was graduated with a B.A. cum laude in piano performance, studying with Christopher Giles.
Following careers in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama, she returned to Texas. She resides in Arlington and teaches private voice at Mansfield High School and at The Oakridge School. She is the accompanist for The Oakridge School and is the organist at First United Methodist Church of Grapevine.
She has judged vocal, piano, choral, and handbell competitions. She has led seminars on piano accompanying, handbell performing, and children’s choir programs for churches. She accompanies soloists and choirs of all levels through the region.
She occasionally gets to spend time with her husband, Ray, Minister of Worship at First Baptist Church Lancaster, attending Texas Rangers baseball games. They visit their married daughter and son-in-law, Candice and Pepe Lafourcade, as frequently as possible in New Orleans.
Raymond Schultz – Private Voice
Raymond is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University. For the past 20 years he’s lead praise and worship at Altamesa Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas. Raymond is also an experienced private vocal instructor having taught at North Crowley High and Richland High School. Raymond lives in Fort Worth with his beautiful wife, Katrina, and 2 children.
Vicki Keller has her Masters of Music Education from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Bachelor of Music Education Degree in voice and a minor in performance from Eastern Michigan University. She is retired from Arlington ISD where she was a Fine Arts Administrator for 10 years, a junior high choral director for 6 years, and an elementary music teacher for 11 years. Vicki was selected by the Texas State Board of Education as a panel member to write the MUSIC TEKS that are presently used in every classroom in Texas. Vicki has also been a clinician and judge for choirs throughout the state. She also works for STARS Theatre Company as the vocal production director. She has enjoyed working productions with them for the past 10 years. She has enjoyed singing throughout the United States as well as in Europe. Teaching students to sing has brought her many joys throughout her career and teaching private voice lessons in retirement has proved to be her new found love.