May 6, 2022 |
May 6, 2022 |
Ms. Lynne’ Gray, Music Ministry Director at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Washington, D.C.; Chair, NPM African-American Musicians Interest Section.
Lynne’ Gray, a native Washingtonian, is a respected liturgist, arranger, director and composer. Her keen understanding of faith and worship is clearly prevalent in her Psalm settings and energetic spirit. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from The Catholic University of America. During her musical training, Ms. Gray also studied voice and organ. Known as a respected Vocal coach and accompanist, Ms. Gray shared her love for voice in ministry throughout the United States. As a well-respected liturgist and worship leader, Ms. Gray had the privilege of serving on Archdiocese of Washington Liturgical Music Committee, has given numerous workshops on Spirituality, liturgical music ministry, proclamation of word and the importance of music within the liturgical experience. Ms. Gray is currently the Director of Music Ministry at St. Anthony of Padua in Washington, D.C. She is also the Director of the Archdiocese of Washington Gospel Mass Choir who were blessed to sing during the Papal Mass for Pope Benedict XVI when he visited Washington, D.C. on April 17, 2008.
As a full-time instructor at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Ms. Gray has a passion also for education. She is the Coordinator of Music Theory at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts as well as a respected Vocal Coach. In 2007, Ms. Gray received a Distinguished Music Educator of the Year Award from Yale University in recognition of her excellence in teaching youth. Ms. Gray gives all glory to God for the wonderful works He continues to do through her.