Jerrell R. Gray (b. 1989) Composer, Conductor, Musician, is a graduate of Southern University and A&M College where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. He is a native of Chicago, Illinois. His experiences include studying at the Sherwood Conservatory of Music and competing, as well as placing, at the collegiate level in the DeBose National Piano Competition. He is a versatile musician and has been the musical director for many musicals. He completed a project playing lead piano on an independent film that premiered in the Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Gray has eight other published choral works. His composition “Rock de Cradle Mary” is published with Hal Leonard. His arrangement of “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” is with Walton Music. "The Old Rugged Cross," "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See," "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," “I Surrender All,” “I’m Seekin’ for a City,” and “No Dyin’ There” are with GIA Publications, Inc. He has been invited to present his published works at conferences in Atlanta, Georgia, and Virginia. His works have been been performed in Texas, the Bahamas, California, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Illinois. He is the founder and director of the Neoteric Chorale and has also been featured on NBC 33 News/WVLA. Mr. Gray is continuing his education pursuing a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting.