Jack’s Artistic Accomplishments

For those wanting more details on Jack Pelham’s experience in the arts, here’s a fairly detailed listing in bullet form.

  • Instruments:  voice, trombone, clarinet, guitar, piano.
  • High school marching band
  • High school jazz band
  • High school concert band
  • All State Reading Chorus (Florida)
  • Various church choral/vocal groups, both singing and conducting.
  • Collegiate concert band (trombone)
  • Collegiate jazz band (trombone)
  • Several collegiate choruses
  • Studied voice under several professors including Janice Harsanyi.
  • Studied choral conducting under Colleen Kirk, Clayton Krehbiel, Andre Thomas, and Judy Bowers.
  • Studied trombone under William Cramer and John Drew
  • Conducted the Capital Chordsmen, a male barbershop chorus (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Conducted Southern Blend, a female barbershop chorus (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Learned table magic (sleight of hand) and some stage magic, which I performed in various amateur talent shows.
  • Learned basic juggling and did about a year of clown work (birthday parties and parades)
  • Took introductory courses in ballet, tap, and jazz dance.  (I am most decidedly, however, not a dancer!)
  • Played “Marryin’ Sam” in L’il Abner (High School)
  • Played “Jesus” in Godspell (Tallahassee)
  • Played “Archie Beaton” in Brigadoon (FSU Mainstage Theater)
  • Wrote and directed College Daze, a Barbershop musical, with the Capitol Chordsmen (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Taught a semester of high school chorus (Cool Springs, TN)
  • Conducted various church choral/vocal groups, one as large as 80 members.
  • Performed in various charity concerts in venues including the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville, TN.  (I got to sing the Grinch song at the Opry House!)
  • Developed his own curriculum for teaching voice in a class setting.
  • Composition and arranging, particularly for 3- and 4-part voices.
  • Midi composition for various video productions.
  • Sold pianos for Steinway Piano Gallery in Atlanta and Nashville, and for England Piano in Atlanta.
  • Conducts coaching workshops for existing vocal ensembles.
  • Published a novel in 2017.