David Gresham has served as Director of Choral Activities at Brevard College for the past seven years. During that time, he has greatly increased participation in the choirs and has overseen a significant influx of voice majors at the College. He is a frequent guest clinician with both church choirs and middle and high school choirs, and he enjoys helping singers work toward a vibrant and healthy vocal tone while exploring the musical demands of choral literature. In Brevard, he also serves as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Tranyslvania Choral Society, Minister of Music at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, and summer faculty with the Brevard Music Center.
Dr. Gresham has composed, edited, and arranged several pieces for choir. In addition to his conducting and composing, Dr. Gresham is an active singer and studio teacher. He is the current District Governor of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and has had students perform for that organization at the state, regional, and national levels. As a singer, he has been most active as an oratorio soloist and recitalist, performing with churches, civic choruses, and professional organizations such as the Colorado Music Festival and the Brevard Philharmonic.
Dr. Gresham holds the Bachelor of Music degree, two Master of Music degrees (one in conducting and one in vocal performance and pedagogy), and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Patricia Black holds music performance degrees from Northwestern University and the École Nationale de Musique in France. She has served as pianist for the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Lyric Opera Ballet and the Chicago Civic Orchestra.
Currently, in addition to her post as rehearsal and concert accompanist for the Transylvania Choral Society, she serves as keyboardist for the Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard Symphony Orchestras, collaborator with other local musical organizations, devoted advocate of music education, and music teacher of all ages in her active home studio.