Long Beach, Mississippi

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Long Beach High School Concert Choir

Associate Choral Director

Mr. Brian Chancey

      Mr. Chancey is in his Tenth year as Associate Director of Choirs for the Long Beach Choirs.  Mr Chancey is a Government Quality Assurance Specialist for the Defense Contract Management Agency at Northrop Grumman Aerospace.  He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Music from Judson College which is located in Marion, Alabama.  He is a 1984 graduate of Ocean Springs High School.  Upon graduation he joined the United States Air Force and worked for the Hurricane Hunters before retiring after 22 years of service.  During this time he attended the University of Southern Mississippi concentrating on Biology and Music Composition. 

     Mr. Chancey has toured with the Long Beach High School Choir throughout Switzerland and Austria and had directed the choir in historic settings such as St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria and St. Michael's Basilica in Mondsee, Austria.

     He is currently a member of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale.  Mr. Chancey conducts selections for the Select Women's Choir and Chorale at Long Beach High School in addition to serving as Director for the LBHS Men's Quartet, Women's Quartet, Mixed Ensemble, Sextet, and Men's Choir.  He is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Mississippi Music Educator's Association and Youth Cue, a youth choir ministry organization.

 

Director of Choral Activities

Mr. Terry Walker

     A native of Tupelo, MS, Mr. Terry walker is currently in his Fourth year of teaching at Long Beach High School.  He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2009.  He continued his studies at USM receiving his Master's degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011.  While at Southern Miss, he was a member of Spirit of Southern, the USM Concert Choir and the Southern Chorale under the direction of Dr. Gregory Fuller and Dr. John Flanery.

     Mr. Walker was fortunate enough to perform and study in New York, Jamaica, and Estonia during his time at Southern Miss.  In 2006, he had the opportunity to tour Spain with the Triumph Ministries Chorale under the direction of Jeffrey Murdock.  He also had the pleasure of attending master classes given by renowned artist such as Jeff Johnson, the New York Voices, and Arvo Pärt.  Upon graduation, he was hired as the Assistant Choral Director at Warren Central High School in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi.

    During his time at Warren Central, he directed Total Sound and the Concert, Women's, Men's, and Varsity Choirs.  In 2011 and 2013, Mr Walker assisted in the Madrigal Singe Feaste, the sold out dinner theatre event held during the holiday season at the historic Southern Cultural Heritage Center in Vicksburg. He also assisted the Warren Central High School's Chamber Choir performance at the 2013 MENC/ADCA State Choral convention.  The WCHS Choral Department received the "Spirit of Chicago" award at Chicago's Heritage Festival in the spring of 2013.  In each of his three years, choirs and ensembles under his direction have received superior ratings at District and State festival.

     He has been involved in several theatrical productions including WCHS's production of "Shrek", USM's production of "West Side Story", and Vicksburg Theatre Guild's production of "Miracle on 34th Street" where he played the role of Fred Gayley.