Kahlil V. Gunther is the new music director for the Salem Community College Oak Singers. The Woodstown resident succeeds Charles H. Musser, who retired in May after 29 years of service.
Since 1995, Gunther has served as director of choral activities and music teacher at Woodstown High School where he oversees music theory, music technology, Chorus, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Men’s Ensemble and Women’s Choir. Choirs under his direction perform extensively in the community and consistently receive superior ratings at festivals and competitions. In addition to his classroom and choral responsibilities, he serves as high school vocal coach, advisor to the Tri-M Music Honor Society and is the musical director for school drama club productions.
Gunther is the current President of the South Jersey Choral Directors Association and serves on the executive board of the New Jersey Music Educators Association. Professional memberships include American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education.
In the field of choral music education, he has been a regular workshop presenter, guest conductor, cooperative teacher and mentor and has been active in course and curriculum development. Recognitions include the Te@ch Award, County Teacher of the Year and a Dodge Foundation grant. Outside of the choral setting, he teaches piano and performs regularly as a solo and ensemble pianist.
He received his bachelor of music from The College of New Jersey and a master’s of arts in music from The University of the Arts. He has completed additional coursework at Westminster Choir College.
Membership in the Oak Singers is open to anyone who enjoys singing. Rehearsals are held from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday starting Sept. 4 in the Sol and Jean Davidow performing Arts Theatre in Davidow Hall on the SCC campus, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point. For more information, contact Gunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caption: Kahlil Gunther is the new music director of the Salem Community College Oak Singers.