Roane Choral Society enters its 46th season, having performed a wide variety of choral music in East Tennessee since 1972. Numerous studies have shown the benefit of choral singing for both children and adults. Development and retention of mental muscle, stress reduction, fun, and friendship are just a few of the perks that members of Roane Choral Society enjoy. If you love singing and performing, and if you'd like to meet new people or connect with old friends with a common love of music, we have a place just for you!
Brenda Luggie leads Roane Choral Society as the director for the 2017-2018 concert season after spending the latest season as our interim director. Ms. Luggie is Choral Director and Professor of Music at Roane State Community College. She founded and directs the Roane Choral Society Children's Choir now in its sixth year of existence. She was awarded the Sarah Ellen Benroth Outstanding Faculty Award by RSCC in 2014 and has taken her choirs to Carnegie Hall, London, Spain, and Sweden. Ms. Luggie is an accomplished singer and performer who holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Ohio University. Having been both a singer and member of the Board of Directors of Roane Choral Society, Ms. Luggie approaches the directorship with a unique perspective. "Roane Choral Society is a wonderful community group that offers all participants a chance to stretch their musical experiences and abilities, as well as foster community involvement and lasting relationships. I am honored to work with the ensemble and am very excited about the upcoming season!"
Slade Trammell begins his sixth year with Roane Choral Society as an accomplished pianist with a love for accompanying singers. Mr. Trammell holds a Master's Degree in Piano Performance and has been heard in concerts across the U.S., in Europe, and Canada. He has studied under Grammy-winning pianist Earl Wild as well as Ruth Slenczynska, a pupil of Rachmaninoff. Mr. Trammell is currently the Director of Music at Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge and a faculty member at Hiwassee College.