It takes dedicated individuals and a cohesive group effort to ensure stellar performances year after year. Texas Boys Choir is proud to have talented and highly qualified educators leading our choir.
S. Bryan Priddy
Artistic Director of the Texas Boys Choir
S. Bryan Priddy assumed the position of Artistic Director of Texas Boys Choir in August 2008. He holds music degrees from Georgia State University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Eastman School of Music. Prior to his work with Texas Boys Choir, Priddy served as Director of Music at Peachtree Presbyterian Church (an 8,500 member congregation) in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also been Director of Choral Activities at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, where he conducted The Whitworth Choir, one of the Northwest’s premiere collegiate choral ensembles.
His college and church choirs have performed at the Northwest and Southern regional American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference conventions. In 2013, Texas Boys Choir performed at both the American Choral Directors Association national conference in Dallas and the Texas Choral Directors Association convention in San Antonio. Priddy serves as the Boychoir Repertoire and Standards Chair of the Southwest American Choral Directors Association.
Associate Artistic Director of the Texas Boys Choir
Ellie Lin, Associate Artistic Director of Texas Boys Choir, is also the Choir Director at Arlington Chinese Church and the Music Director of the Great Land Choral Society. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Choral Conducting and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Other positions Ms. Lin has held include Conductor of the Pinnacle Choristers, Conductor of Southwest Christian School High School Choir in Fort Worth, and Piano Instructor at the University of Charleston in West Virginia.
As a conductor, Ms. Lin led the Great Land Choral Society to successful, internationally-televised concert performances in Vienna in 2012, in Taiwan in 2010 and China in 2008. Prior to that, she twice led another choir, Good Earth Singers, on concert tours to China and Taiwan in 2004 and 2006. In addition to conducting and accompanying, Ms. Lin is a popular piano teacher, a member of the Fort Worth Teachers Association, and is certified as a professional Chinese interpreter and translator.
Administration & Staff
In addition to the instructors, the administrative staff of TBC keeps the choir running smoothly year-round.