MEET OUR CHORUS DIRECTOR & ACCOMPANIST
Eddie Adams, a native of Snow Hill, NC, is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where he obtained degrees in Music Education and Music Performance. His primary teachers were Dr. Stephen Hopkins (conducting) and Dr. Joseph Amaya (voice). Mr. Adams completed a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting at East Carolina University under the tutelage of Dr. Dan Bara (conducting) and Dr. Louise Toppin (voice) Mr. Adams currently serves as the director of choral activities at Millbrook High School in Raleigh where he conducts the school’s four choirs, prepares the vocalists for the annual spring musical, teaches AP Music Theory, and facilitates the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for music. In addition to working at Millbrook H.S., he is the director of music at St. Giles Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Adams is also an active clinician, having worked with choirs throughout North Carolina. He is a member of the Music Educators of North Carolina and the American Choral Directors Association.
Brenda Fernandez: Accompanist
Brenda Fernandez received the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with a minor in Violin from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Ohio and the Master of Music in Accompanying from Manhattan School of Music in NYC. She has performed throughout the Caribbean as a soloist and accompanist and as an accompanist throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Locally Ms. Fernandez has accompanied with the North Carolina Opera, UNCG Summer Music Camps, numerous Raleigh high schools, for local and statewide competitions, college auditions and North Carolina All State Choir. Ms. Fernandez is a highly sought after accompanist and adjudicator in North Carolina. Currently Ms. Fernandez is the University Accompanist at Queens University of Charlotte where she performs solo piano and/or organ music for special university events, is the collaborative pianist for the Women’s Chorale and the Chamber Singers as well as all the Music and Music Therapy students. She is a member of the Raleigh Piano Teachers Association, North Carolina Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, NATS and the National Guild of Organists.