Welcome, New Board Members!

A special message from Board President, Annell Williams:

I am very excited about the mission of CMI and happy to announce the addition of our two newest Board members!

Dr. Tim Sharp (left), most recently the Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, joined the Board in September. Tim is also Vice-President of the International Federation for Choral Music. In this role he represents choral activity in the United States to the International Federation for Choral Music. Prior to his leadership of ACDA, Sharp was Dean of Fine Arts at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, and earlier, Director of Choral Activities at Belmont University, Nashville, TN. He holds degrees from Belmont University (BM) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MCM, DMA), and has pursued additional studies through Harvard University, Cambridge University, Aspen School of Music, and a Rotary Study Fellowship at schools throughout Belgium.

Dr. Michael Conrady (right), pastoral musician and educator, was elected to the Board in July. He serves as Organist and Choirmaster at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas, TX, where he oversees an active and varied music ministry. He holds degrees from Baylor (BBA) and SMU Meadows School of The Arts and Perkins School of Theology (MM, MSM, MTS, and DMin). In 2019, Dr. Conrady joined the faculty at the University of North Texas as an instructor in Sacred Music, where he oversees the Sacred Music curriculum and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Sacred Music. In addition to parish ministry and teaching, Dr. Conrady also concertizes, composes liturgical music, and serves on a number of area boards and commissions related to music, liturgy, and theology.

Welcome Tim and Michael! We look forward to exciting new ideas and a great year ahead.