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Starling Jones,Jr.

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Summary:

 

Over 20 years of musical experience in various churches working with Choirs and Praise & Worship Teams. Able to play Contemporary, Traditional, Praise & Worship and Charismatic music styles.  Able to Play By Ear, Read Chorded Sheet Music and Teach Choir Parts.

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EMPLOYMENT

ASSOCIATE MUSICIAN 2001 - 2008

World Fellowship Christian Center, Suwanee, GA -- Frederick Nah, Pastor

Assisted the with the total music preparation of World Fellowship Christian Center. I worked with the Praise Team, Mass Choir and Youth choirs for weekly services as well as for special events. Worked with the Pastor and Directors in song selection for sermons, church service, concerts, and other special services that required the music department to render music.

ASSOCIATE MUSICIAN 1998 - 2001

Faith Outreach Christian Life Center, Hephzibah, GA -- Richard B. Peoples, Pastor

Assisted the Minister of Music with the total music preparation of Faith Outreach Christian Life Center. I worked with the Praise Team, Mass Choir, Male Choir and Youth choirs for weekly services as well as for special events. Co-produced the first Live Recording of the FOCLC Mass Choir cd entitled More Than A Conqueror. Wrote and arranged 4 songs on the cd as and served as primary pianist, organist, and director during the project phase of the cd.

MINISTER OF MUSIC 1996-1998

Chapel Gospel Service, Izmir,TU -- Richard Cruthirds,Chaplain

Responsible for the total music preparation of Chapel Gospel Service. This included managing the musicians, a 45 voice adult choir, and a 15 voice youth choir. Services included Sunday services and special engagements such as conferences, revivals, and concerts.

ASSOCIATE MUSICIAN 1993-1996

First Missionary Baptist Church , Frederick, MD -- William Graham, Pastor

Assisted the Minister of Music with the Inspirational Choir music preparation of First Missionary Baptist Church. Services included 2nd & 4th Sundays, special events, concerts, revivals and out of town engagements supporting the pastor.

ROAD MUSICIAN /ASSOCIATE MUSICIAN 1985-1993

Served as a road musician ministering with numerous ministries as the need arose. Served as associate musician for over 15 churches between high school and college career before enlisting in the United States Army.

EDUCATION

Private Piano Instruction -- 2000

Piano -By-Ear Institute, Duluth, GA

David Wayne Lawrence

HCC Band Member -- 1987-1989

Marching Band (Bells, Bass Drum)

Concert Band (Percussion Section)

Jazz Band (Piano)

Formal Piano Lessons -- 1980-1987

Many Music teachers both private lessons and during school curriculum.

Attended many music workshops and mentored by other church musicians