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Archie F. Manning

Director, Gospel Choir

Archie is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a Bachelors in Vocal Studies and a Masters in Vocal Performance. He is a sought after choral conductor and vocal coach with over ten years of experience as a creative music educator, collaborating with various community leaders on projects that enhance arts education in schools and communities. He is also a founding member of The Brookfield Vocal Institute of New York, an organization dedicated to raising the scope of human potential in the lives of inner-city and under-represented communities by teaching life skills and character development through mentoring, music instruction and comprehensive training in voice and speech.