RESUMÉ

MICHELE F. CLEVELAND

 

OBJECTIVE To continue to share my musical talents worldwide in order to impart joy and encouragement to all, so that their hearts may smile
EDUCATION B.A. Degree, June, 1976
Major: Music Education & Vocal Performance
Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama
Masters of Music, 1977
Major: Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy
Ohio State University
CERTIFICATION Secondary Music – State of Alabama 1977-Present
Secondary Music – State of Ohio 1978-1982
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1981 2009 Huntsville City Schools: Stone Middle School Choral Instructor – My students have won medals on the District and State Level (Soloists and Ensembles)
2009 2013 Westlawn Middle School, Choral Director
1981 2014 Professor of Voice at Oakwood University
1978 1980 Cleveland Public School System: Alexander Hamilton Jr. High Choral Instructor – Vocal Music, General Music, Glee Club, Soloist Assembly Committee
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING ORGANIZATION
1981 2013 1. Huntsville Choral Directors Association, Retired
2. Music Educators National Conference
3. Alabama Choral Directors Association
4. Huntsville Education Association

2013 – 2019 Musical Performances

May 12, 2019

Guest soloist at First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, AL. Marjorie Johnston, Director of Music, Rev. Michael R. Bailey, Pastor

October 6, 2018

Negro Spiritual – African American to Music in Alabama. (By Dr. Eurydice Osterman) Spiritual musical concert performances by area singers, Lakeside United Methodist Church, HSV, AL

March 30, 2018

Guest Soloist – Oakwood Honors Program. Concert of prestigious singers in honor of Dr. Rosa Banks.  Conductor: Dr. Loyd Mallory. Coordinator: Carmen Thomas

February 17, 2018

Guest Soloist – Black History Achievements Awards – Denise Cleveland – Leggett, Esq & Martin Luther King III, Oakwood University Chruch Dr. Byrd, Senior Pastor.

July, 2017

Guest Soloist – U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development – Region IV, ATL, GA. The official swearing in of Denise Leggett, Director. Televised in Atlanta, Alabama, Tennessee, and Carolinas. Ambassador Andrew Young, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, along with other dignitaries were in attendance.

February 4, 2017

Guest Soloist – Philadelphia SDA Chruch Pulaski, TN. Elder Harpe, Interim Pastor

November 13, 2016

Guest Soloist – Magnolia House 43rd Wedding Anniversary of Chris & Cleveland Wells. Powder Springs, GA

April 24, 2016

Guest Soloist – Shiloh SDA Chruch, Cincinnati OH – Wedding of Lorraine Cleveland & Kenneth Williams

March 26, 2016

Guest Soloist – Guest Soloist at Von Braun Civic Center – Class of ’76. Wintley Phipps, Divine Worship speaker – ’76. OU Alumni weekend

January 16, 2016

Guest Soloist of President Calvin Watkins, Southeast Region Conference, Chruch officers convention and consecration. Houston, TX

DSU Spring Tour, 2016

Guest soloist at the request of Dr. Lloyd Mallory. Delaware State University Choral Concert. First SDA Church HSV, AL

December 10, 2016

New Life SDA Christmas Concert. Kevin Long Minister of Music

December 6, 2015

Guest Soloist – Grand Opening Celebration, New Life SDA Chruch Concert, HSV, AL

January 31, 2015

Guest soloist Mt. Calvary Church, Hsv, Al. Josette Paschal, minister of music, Dr. Bushner, Pastor

Nov. 15, 2014

Men of Distinction concert & Veteran’s Celebration, OUC. Dr. Jesse Bradley, Coordinator

August 28, 2014

Memorial and Celebration of Campbell Fleming. Hillcrest Church, Nashville, TN. (Officiated by Lieutenant Colonel, Dr, Andrew Harewood)

Aug. 12, 2014

Copyright-Michele Cleveland ‘s Compositions

1. God’s. Love

2. The Lord is coming back

3. My Father is Rich in houses and land

August 9, 2014

Memorial and Celebration Service of Ouida Thomas. Valhalla Huntsville, Al. (Officiated by Pastor Samuel Thomas & Dr. William Cox)

April 11, 2014

Memorial and Celebration of Minneola Dixon Oakwood University Church. (Officiated by Dr. John Nixon)

March 19, 2013

Featured soloist, Mt. Calvary – Dr, Rupert Bushner, Pastor, guest of Josette Paschal, Community Day

More Musical Activities

December 31, 2012

Performed duet with Larnelle Harris “I’ve just seen Jesus” during his concert at Oakwood University Church, Dr. Carlton Byrd, Pastor

December 17, 2011

Featured soloist- The Messiah (Traditional/Soulful Celebration), Derrick Ramey, Sr. Minister of Music New Life SDA Church

March 20, 2010

Annual Elegance in Music and Dress concert, Sponsor Dr. Jesse Bradley

March 1, 2009

Featured soloist – Concert commemorating the election of President Barack Obama, Sponsor Darryl Alexander. The incomparable Grace Bumbry was in attendance

December 12, 2008

Featured soloist Annual Oakwood University’s Christmas Concert sponsored by Dr. Phillip Williams, Minister of Music

December 7, 2008

Performed on “The Pastoral Evangelism Council” Oakwood University Church. Sponsored by Dr. M. Warren, Dr. Phillip Williams, Minister of Music

October, 2008

Oakwood University Music Department – Dr. Osterman’s 30 years of Music Ministry Concert

March, 2008

Featured Soloist for Women’s Ministry Department of Oakwood University Church. Concert “Best Vocal and Instrumental Female Artist

December 8, 2007

The Messiah with combined choirs, with Huntsville Youth Orchestra, Joseph Lee, Conductor

February 2002-2007

Featured Soloist at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Barrington, IL. Marjorie Johnston, Music Minister

February, 2005

3-ABN a world-wide religious broadcast. Featured Soloist on a specially televised church service. Broadcast nationally and internationally

2004 & 2005

Featured Artist in Concert, Dallas, Texas, Ephesus S.D.A. Church (Christmas Gala)

October, 2004

Featured Soloists for “Breath of Life Telecast”. S.D.A Worldwide Ministry Headquarters, Located in Washington, D.C. Broadcasted Nationally and internationally. (Walter Pearson, Coordinator) (2,000 in Audience)

Feb. 28, 2004

Soloist for Black History Program at Shiloh SDA Church, Cincinnati, OH

September, 2002

Oakwood College Church, National Memorial Service for Sept. 11, 2001

June, 2002 & April, 2000

Featured Soloist for Rear Admiral Barry C. Black, Chaplain for the U.S. Senate, at New Life S.D.A. Church, Dr. Cleveland, Senior Pastor

April, 2001

Oakwood College National Alumni Program, Featured Soloist

1994-1999

Featured Soloist on numerous Musical Programs at Church of Nativity, Huntsville, AL, Marjorie Johnston, Music Minister

May 13, 1998

Soloist for Opening Ceremony for NEW South Central Office, Nashville, TN. Dr. Charles Dudley, President

October 19, 1997

Soloist at Bicentennial Chapel Protestant Service, Redstone Arsenal

November, 1996

Centennial Musical Series-Oakwood College Music Department Soloist

November 20, 1994 – 1996

14th, 15th, 16th Downtown Community Thanksgiving Service, First Baptist Church, Guest Soloist

1996-1997

Guest Soloist, Weatherly Heights Baptist Church Convocation

December, 1996

Guest Soloist at First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Al. Televised and 1500-2000 in attendance

December, 1996

Living Christmas Tree, Performed Dec. 12-15 (6 performances) Soloists for each Performance

May 19, 1996

Guest soloist at Nativity Church Choir Concert, Marjorie Johnston, Director

December, 1994

The Messiah, Soloist at Oakwood Church, director Joni Pierri-Louis

Oct. 23, 1993

85th Church Anniversary Celebration of Cross Street SDA Church, Chattanooga, TN

July, 1993

Featured Soloist for the Special July 4th Service, First Baptist Church Televised, 1500-2000 in attendance

November, 1992

Guest Conductor of Aeolians for Sacred Music Day and Choir Festival at Oakwood college. Aeolians is the College’s touring Choir, are nationally and internationally known

November, 1992

Guest Conductor of Women’s Choir at Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, TN, North American Division Women’s Ministries Cont

November 14, 1992

Holiday Choir Festival, Guest conductor for Aeolians Choir at Oakwood College Church

Nov. 6, 1992

Choral Conductor of Women’s Chorus for Collegedale Women’s Ministry Program, Chattanooga, TN

November, 1991

Featured Concert Artist for the Administrative & Departmental Council of Southern Union Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, Hilton Hotel

1991-1993

Toured South Central Conference in Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi (Featured Artist of Dr. H.L. Cleveland, Conference Official)

January, 1990

Invited personally by Maynard Jackson to perform at his Mayoral inauguration. Over 5,000 in attendance including Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III, Governor of Georgia. Aired on TV in Atlanta, GA

February, 1990

European Tour. Invited to perform in Den l-league, Holland, London, England. (Performances drew curtain calls.) Returned to London in 1990 for another performance. Sponsored by Dr. Everton Bolton

March, 1990

Featured Soloist First Baptist Church, over 1,000 in attendance. Huntsville, AL

May, 1990

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Steve Hettinger Mayor of Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center (500 in attendance)

May, 1990

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL Featured Soloist (2000 in attendance) program televised on major TV network

October, 1990

Featured Soloist in concert at Berean S.D.A. Church, over 1,000 in attendance.(received standing ovation), Atlanta, GA

October 6, 1990

Guest Soloist for Annual Choir Day – Berean S.D.A. Church, Dr. Alma Blackmon, Director

1987-1990

Conductor of the Oakwood College Church Chorale. (Performed for Church services, extracurricular performances Special Feature – Conducted the Cantata Kingdom: with live orchestral accompaniment and a one hundred voice choir (1989, 90)

August 19, 1989

Soloist at Atlanta Boulevard SDA Church – GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

July 29,v1989

Soloist for Alabama Democratic Conference Community Awareness Banquet

June 10, 1989

Soloist for Drake State Technical College Commencement Service, Alabama A& M University

April 1, 1988

Oakwood National Alumni – Soloist on Precious Memories Concert

April 21, 1988

Soloist at Oakwood Presidential Gala, Von Braun Civic Center, Walter Arties, Masters of Ceremony

October, 1987

Featured Soloist with Singing Men of Oakwood Church, 10th Benefit concert for Lifeline Hope Place and Alton Campbell Sickle Cell Fund, at Von Braun Civic Center

May 13, 1987

Soloist for Drake State Technical College Commencement Service, Alabama A & M University

March, 1986 – April 1977

Featured Soloist for Oakwood National Alumni Association at Von Braun Civic Center. 7,000 to 10,000 in attendance, Hsv, AL

December, 1986

Soloist in “Christmas Pop Concert, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Marx Pales, Conductor

December, 1985

Featured Soloist for “The Living Christmas Tree” at First Baptist, over 5,000 in attendance. Huntsville, AL

December, 1985

Soprano Soloist with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Performed “Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Vaun Braun Concert Hall. Audience of 5,000. Excellent Reviews, Dr. Marx Pales, Conductor

June, 1985

Drake Technical College Commencement Soloist, Huntsville, AL

September, 1984

Appeared in concert with Larnelle Harris in Cleveland, Ohio at the Civic Heights Auditorium, Sponsored by Don Boger

August 25, 1984

Soloist for Women’s Day Program, Hillcrest SDA Church, Dr. Rosa Banks, Speaker

May, 1984

Stabat Mater Soloist with Huntsville Symphony 8. Oakwood College Music Department

March 4, 1984

Soloist for “Oakwood College Class Presentation Program”

March 3, 1984

Soloist for South Central Conference Layman Retreat, Joe Wheeler Resort

December 11, 1983

Appeared in concert with Wintley Phipps at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem N.C.

April 17, 1981

National Alumni Homecoming Service Soloist, Oakwood Church

April, 1980

General Conference of S.D.A. (World-wide Church) Convention, Dallas Texas, Audience of 10,000

1980

Stabat Mater Soloist for St. James A.M.E. Church, Cleveland, Ohio

1979-1980

Performed in the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra Chorus. (Audience of 5,000 or more) Lorin Maazel; Music Director, Andrew Massey; assistant conductor and Robert Page; assistant conductor

December, 1979

Messiah Soloist at Triedstone Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio

April, 1979-1980

Featured Soloist at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church State Rally, Cleveland, Ohio. Guest of Reverend Theophilus Caviness,  Pastor and Mrs. Jimmie Pitts  Caviness,  Vocal Instructor.

October, 1979

Soloist at the Governor’s Mansion, Columbus, Ohio – UNCF Board of Directors

December 12, 1978

A Night to Remember” Christmas Concert at Glenville SDA Church, Don Boger, Director

March 26, 1978

Soloist for Oakwood Alumni Musicale, Oakwood Church

Dec. 3, 1977

Guest Soloist at Pioneer Memorial Church, Andrews University

OTHER PERFORMANCES
1. 1972-76 Soloist with Aeolians (Oakwood College Touring Choir)
2. 1977 & 1979 Guest Soloist Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Ill.
3. 1976 Guest Soloist Southern Missionary College, Collegedale, TN.
4. 1976 TV appearance, Columbus & Cleveland, OH with Prestonians
5. 1978 soloist on the radio program “Gospel Dimensions”, Youngstown, OH.
6. 1977 Ohio State University Banquet, Columbus, OH.
7. 1977 Soloist at Lion’s Club meeting, Columbus, OH.
8. “Yours for the Asking” TV program, Columbus, OH.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1. Fellowship to Ohio State University, 1976-1977
2. Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1976
3. Award of Excellence in Music by South Central Conference, 1988
4. Graduated Cum Laude from Oakwood College, 1976
5. Honors recital – Ohio State University, 1976
MISCELLANEOUS EXPERIENCE
1. President of Oakwood Alumni Association, Columbus, OH Chapter, 1977
2. Typist, State Employee Compensation Board, 1976
3. Typist ll, Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, 1977
4. S.N.E.A. Member, 1976
5. Delegate to Youth Congress in Switzerland, 1971