Jeff Brewer – Assistant Director
Mr. Brewer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal performance from Florida State University and a Master of Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has served as Minister of Music in many churches and has been a Music Evangelist for twelve years. Jeff is currently pastor of the Pawnee Baptist Church and Director of Development at South Texas Children’s Home. He and his wife, Ruth, have nine children and live in Mineral, Texas.
Dr. James Lee – Artistic Director
Dr. James Lee has been a teacher and administrator of music education for nearly fifty years and has taught all age levels kindergarten through college/university. He received his undergraduate degree in music education from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and his graduate degrees from Texas A&M, Commerce, Texas. Dr. Lee has held positions as Director of Choral Music in the Mesquite public school district, Mesquite, Texas, Supervisor of Vocal Music grades K-12 and high school choral director in the Texas City public school district, Head of the Voice Department and Director of Choral Activities at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, Oklahoma, and Chairman of the Performing Arts Division at Coastal Bend College, Beeville, Texas. He has taught music (K-8) at St. Mary’s Academy in Beeville, Texas, and is currently the Artistic Director of the Beeville Community Chorus, Director of Music at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Beeville, Texas, and an adjunct professor of music at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi and previously at Texas A & M Kingsville. Dr. Lee is also the Director of Choral Events and Tours for All World Travel and Tours, a Texas based Travel Company. His choral groups have performed in the Morman Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, the famous Smetana Hall, Prague Czech Republic, Carnegie Hall in New York City, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland and the Vatican in Rome, Italy.
Dr. Lee has been very active in a number of state music organizations and has served on state curriculum committees in Texas and Oklahoma. He is currently the Executive Secretary/Treasurer for the Texas Two Year College Choral Directors Association and the Executive Director of the Texas Association of Music Schools. Dr. Lee has given presentations at state conferences and conventions and has a number of research studies and articles on various topics of music education published by the Texas Association of Music Schools, Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Music Educators Conference. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, Texas Two Year College Choral Directors Association, and is an honorary member of the Coastal Plains Music Teachers Association. He is also on the board of directors and chair of the events committee of the Hall-Rialto Preservation Association, a community based organization working to restore the Rialto Theater in downtown Beeville.