Conservatory Highlights

Carolinas' Music & Arts Conservatory 2012

This Summer's Incredible Guest Instructors:



Captain Sally Broughton – Pianist, Choral Leader, & Salvation Army History Extraordinaire

Captain Stan Colbert – Choral Leader & Pianist

Lance LaDuke - Trombonist  

Joe BurgstallerTrumpeter & Educator                    

Steven BullaComposer & Arranger

Caitlyn SwettModern Dancer

Marty MiklesTerritorial Praise & Worship Leader

Nicholas & Roberta Simmons Smith - Territorial Music and Creative Arts Directors


Spiritual Guidance with these wonderful Corp Officers of the week:

Capts. David & Angela Repass

Lts. Chwight & Janai Olige

Lt. Michal Chapman

Majors Bill & Melody McClure

Capt. Mike Harris

Lt. Josh Morse


Keeping Time with the Carolinas' Music Conservatory 

The Carolinas’ Music Conservatory continues to get better with time!  This year was a staple one with the program expanding in duration and age range.  For five weeks 57 youth spent time in brass, piano, theatre, dance, and choir instruction during the day and energizing programs at night that finished with Vespers. This proved to be one of the best years yet with instructors who excelled in their craft in the professional world as well as college students dedicated to honing their skills and sharing their knowledge with others.  The special guest included favorites from summers past and new people who all left an important mark in the development of the talents and spiritual growth in our youth.  The conservatory graduation demonstrated top notch performances from every group that showcased their large improvements throughout the summer.  It concluded with a beautiful choral number sung by the CMC Choir entitled “A Gaelic Blessing” with lyrics that could not have been more appropriate for the ending of a beautiful summer, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.  May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.” Check out, nscmusicarts on youtube or like our facebook page, The Salvation Army Carolina Music and Arts, from more on events from this summer!


Major Award Winners

Aaron Hawks Award – Jackie Starr

Honor Camper Runner-Up – Rachel Cavell

Honor Camper – Yohan Choi

Div. Commander’s Award Runner-Up – Vladimir Noyola

Div. Commander’s Award – Mitchell Borum


Class Award Winners 

Creative Arts – Clifford Bellamy

Percussion – Caleb Thornhill

Guitar – Elizabeth Jenkin & Daysha Carr

Piano – Alexus Sanders

Boys Choir – Tanner Shelton

Girls Choir – Rachel Cavell

CMC Chorus – Brandon Ponder

Beginner Band – Morgan Cundiff

Intermediate Band – Vernicia Ulysse

CMC Band – Micah Chapman