Hudson Stembridge is a professional singer, vocal music teacher,
and choral director. She also writes and arranges songs. Her experience
includes being a Staff Soprano at St. Mark UMC, as well as teaching
voice, and presenting workshops for choral groups. She holds a
Bachelor of Music Education-Voice Performance (Piano Secondary)
from Converse College School of Music and a Master’s in
Vocal Performance from Ga. State University, including a special
project-course in vocal pedagogy (how to teach voice) in which
she learned and demonstrated techniques from all the university
voice professors’ studios. She studied dance with Atlanta
Ballet and theatre with Alliance.
Her experience includes directing
church and community choirs, teaching music in public and private
schools, and writing/developing songs, shows, and arrangements.
She teaches private lessons in voice, piano and guitar. She was
recently honored as the soloist for the Governor's Mansion Tree
Lighting. She has conducted and sung professionally in the Southeast
U.S. A. and Europe, including the premiere follow-up performance
of Curtis Bryant's “Cantata for One Earth”, sung by
the gathered United Nations 50 Choir, and attended by former First
Couple Jimmy and Roselyn Carter. She also enjoyed singing the
soprano solos in ChoralFest - Moses Hogan Spirituals under the
baton of Dr. Norma Raybon. Along with her performing career, she
enjoys sharing her knowledge and seeing singers grow.
Her teaching experience includes
5 years as the Choral Director (including 2 years as Magnet Voice
Teacher) at Mt. Zion High/Fine Arts Magnet School, as well as
5 years in other systems. She has formed and directed 2 choral
groups: Synergy (ages 7 - 14) and Millennium Singers (Adults);
both groups did a variety of styles of music with staging/choreography.
Five consecutive summers she has been the soprano soloist and
vocal coach for the W. Baker Choral Groups, whose concerts have
included Mozart’s Requiem and Schubert’s Mass in G.
She worked as the requested Vocal Coach for two contemporary Gospel
groups - The Chosen Vessels, (adults) and Wee B Sunday School
(youth). She directed music for CAST’s Cinderella and Treasure
Island, and N.H.S.’s Forum. She is married to Frank (software
engineer and pianist) and the mother of Gwen (singer and outreach
takes Beginner to Advanced Students
Whole Note Music, 678-432-1400, for lessons with Lucy