Calvin Fuller is a native of Houston and received his musical education at Texas Southern University where he earned Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees. He was a student of Ruth Stewart (voice), Charles Rhineheart (piano), Thelma Bell (organ), and Ruthabel Rollins (choral music). He studied organ with William Barnard at Christ Church Cathedral. He pursued further study at the University of Maryland, the University of Texas and the University of Houston where he was a conducting student of Charles and Hausmann and composition student of David Ashley White. He has prepared choruses for the following conductors: Roland Carter, Clyde Owen Jackson, Moses Hogan, Robert Morris, Jan Taylor and Martin Neary (choral) as well as William Weibel, Willie Anthony Waters, Brian Runnels, Linus Lerner and Enrique Carréon-Robledo (opera).
He has served as organist at Wesley Chapel AME Church. Later, he served as organist/choirmaster at Augustana Lutheran Church, and St. Theresa Catholic Church. For fifteen years he was chorus master of the Houston Ebony Opera Guild. Presently, he is organist/choirmaster at St. James Episcopal Church, music commission member of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, adjunct lecturer in the Music department of Texas Southern University, and chorus master of Opera in the Heights.
His choral and organ compositions are published by GIA Publications, Inc. and Paraclete Press.