Glenn Choral Scholars
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church has established a Choral Scholar program. Participation is open to undergraduate students by competitive audition and provides stipends of up to $1000 per academic year to successful candidates.
Current Glenn Choral Scholars
Antoine Griggs, baritone, is a senior at Morehouse College. He studies voice with Timothy Miller and sings with the professional choral ensemble, Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers, under the direction of Dr. Uzee Brown, Jr. He has also been a member of the Morehouse College Glee Club under the direction of Dr. David E. Morrow. Antoine has had the privilege of participating in master classes with many world-renowned singers, including Thomas Hampson, Daniel Washington, Roderick Dixon, Angela Brown and Robert Sims. He also had the opportunity to participate in the Siena Summer music program in Italy. Antoine has been a recipient of many awards, including the Gold Medalist in the Detroit NAACP ACT-SO Contemporary Vocal music competition, first place winner of the Madonna University Master Class singers, first place in the Nelson Foundation award in honor of the Resident Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Thomas Wilkins and the James Tatum Scholarship award. In July, 2009, Antoine was selected by the Chairman of the Music Department, Dr. Uzee Brown, Jr., to participate in the Berkshire Choral Festival in Sheffield, Massachusetts. After graduating from Morehouse, Antoine plans to continue his studies in vocal performance.
Julia Hudgins, soprano, is a sophomore at Emory University double majoring in music with a concentration in vocal performance and religion. She grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she participated in Honors Chorus, Governor’s School and ACDA National Women’s Honor Choir in high school. At Emory, she sings in Mastersingers, Concert Choir, University Chorus and Emory Music Ministry. She loves sacred music and is excited to be a part of Glenn’s Chancel Choir. After graduating, she plans to attend graduate school for vocal performance and aspires to be a professional singer.
Zoë Pollock, soprano, is a sophomore at Emory University majoring in music with a concentration in vocal performance and Spanish. She is from Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended the Galloway School and participated in her high school choir as well as five years of All-State Honor Choir. Zoë is now a member of Emory’s University Chorus, Concert Choir and Mastersingers ensembles. In addition to singing, Zoë enjoys tap dancing, which she participated in for ten years, and traveling abroad.
Laurie Ann Taylor
Laurie Ann Taylor, mezzo soprano, is a sophomore at Emory University double majoring in music with a concentration in vocal performance and religion. She is from Carrollton, Georgia, where she attended Carrollton High School and participated in the performing arts program, numerous musical theater productions, show choir and six years of GMEA All-State Chorus. Laurie Ann currently sings in Emory’s University Chorus, Concert Choir and Mastersingers ensembles. She is also a member of the Emory Scholars program and serves on the executive boards for Emory Student Ambassadors and Phi Eta Sigma honor society.