The Singers

Bob Allen grew up in a family with a strong musical background and sang in a family gospel group as a child.  He began playing the piano at nine years old and accompanied the family group as pianist during his teen years.  He began his college years as a music major at Paris Junior College in his hometown of Paris, Texas and also studied musical theater at North Central Michigan College.  He earned a Bachelor of Music Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce, majoring in voice with a minor in piano.  In college, he sang with the Madrigal Singers, University Chorus and Chamber Singers and played piano in a jazz ensemble.  Bob performed with The Young Americans song and dance company in residence in Los Angeles and on a national U.S. tour in a salute to the music of George Gershwin.  Bob has worked as an entertainer on cruise ships for three cruise lines and at Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia.  As a Nashville-area resident, Bob has performed with Nashville in Harmony, a 100-voice community chorus and Collegium Vocale, a 24-member vocal ensemble at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music.  He sings in the church choir at Holy Trinity Community Church and is a member of Triligi, a men's gospel trio.  Bob resides in La Vergne and works for Billboard magazine, covering the concert touring industry. In 2013, Bob served on the Nashville Singers Board of Directors and was a member of the concert venue search task force.

(Baritone I)

Larry moved from Maryland to Tennessee in May 2010. In Maryland, he sang with the Bay Country Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus, and the the Mountain Christian Church Choir. He also sang with "His Harvesters" gospel quartet. Larry grew up in a singing family and performed with various groups in high school and college.


With over 25 years of combined church ministry and music industry experience, Bruce Cokeroft comes from a rich musical heritage. As the son of international quartet champion, Gene Cokeroft of the Suntones, Bruce began singing tags and songs with his family at a very early age. He was active with the Miami, Florida chapter in the 1980s and is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. With songs and arrangements in catalogs such as Word, EMI Christian Music, Brentwood-Benson, and Alfred Publishing, he has also been privileged to work along side such notable arrangers, producers, and writers as Robert Sterling, David T. Clydesdale, Lari Goss, and Greg Nelson.  Bruce currently provides direction in the creative development of major choral print products at LifeWay Music Group, and is largely responsible for product content and production for many of their successful product lines. He is a Dove Award nominee and a current member of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers. A church music worship leader and independent artist/vocalist, Bruce lives in Smyrna, Tennessee with his wife Kellye. Bruce is one of the four founding members of the chorus and serves as tenor section leader, auditions manager, and as a member of the 2013 Nashville Singers concert venue search task force. He received the coveted Member of the Year Award for 2010.


Ric Domenico is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, music copyist, transcriber, studio singer, and producer here in Nashville. He is published as an orchestrator with WORD Music, LifeWay Worship Music Group, and G3 music publishers. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education/Voice from Ithaca College, and a Masters degree in Studio Writing & Production from the University of Miami. He works mainly in the area of Christian Music. He is very active in the music ministry at Brentwood Baptist Church, and plays valve trombone in the orchestra, trumpet/flugelhorn in the praise band & big band, and sings in the choir. Originally from Rochester, NY, Ric is married and has a ten year old son (Joey). He has been singing in men’s groups since high school. He serves the chorus as lead section leader, music librarian, music engraver, and learning media producer. Ric received the Director of Music Award for 2011 for his assistance with music engraving and learning media production


Lenny and Elaine were married in November of 1999 and live in Smyrna, Tennessee.  Together they have four children, Jill, Joy, Joshua and Jordan.  They also have 3 grandchildren, who just happen to be the apple of their eyes. He was born in North Carolina in 1952.  His education consisted of many elementary schools living in a military home, and he attended high school in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lenny holds an Associate degree from Anderson University, Anderson, SC; a Bachelor degree from Erskine College, Due West, SC; a Master of Church Music degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY; a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Wake Forest, NC.  Lenny is a bi-vocational minister at LifePoint Church in Smyrna, where he serves as the Minister to Senior Adults.  His duties involve caring for and ministering to senior adults above 55 years of age.  He also preaches the Sunday Evening “traditional” worship service.  He works full-time as a Certified Pre-Arranging Consultant selling insurance underwritten funeral policies at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, TN. Lenny serves the chorus as Vice-Chair, Board Secretary, and Celebration Coordinator. He received the Rookie of the Year Award for 2012.


Doug grew up in rural Pennsylvania in a singing family and has participated in church choir and gospel quartets since his early teens.   His father sang tenor in a barbershop harmony chorus and quartet leading Doug to enjoy the art of a cappella singing. Moving to Nashville, TN, in 1977 Doug made his spiritual home at First Baptist Church, Donelson, and is an active member in the church music department.  Doug is retired from the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve and as an officer in the Department of Homeland Security. Doug lives in Hermitage with his wife, Trish, and two sons, Layton and Calen.  His other hobbies include motorcycle riding, hunting, shooting sports and pitching horseshoes. Doug is the 2013 President/Board Chair.


Growing up in the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee, a cappella harmonies are some of Paul’s earliest memories.  Going to a “Singing” always elicited excitement and anticipation of the sounds and fellowship associated with such gatherings.  Singing was a staple on a social level and in worship, thus harmonies were practiced and polished.  On Sunday afternoon family gatherings, invariably one of the cousins would begin a melody.  The others would join in, each singing a complimentary harmony.  Traveling song ministers would visit the local churches to teach sight reading by a method known as “shape notes”.   The faithful would eagerly congregate for these workshops to learn the method and sing a cappella gospel songs well into the night.  This emphasis on a cappella music and the joy that comes from singing has always been one of Paul’s singular pleasures.  Paul sang tenor several seasons with the Music City Community Chorus, directed by the renowned Renee Grant-Williams.  He enjoys coaching his sons’ baseball teams, reading, vegetable gardening and of course singing.


Tim started singing in front of the mirror in has parents bedroom at the age of three. He would sing churchhymns and imitate the song leader where his family attended worship.  He began leading singing in church at the age of 16.  Tim was a member of the McGavock High School Band playing French horn in the Wind Ensemble and the marching band. He also played in the Jazz Rock Ensemble and the Nashville Youth Symphony. He sang in the chorus two years and was a member of the Tennessee All-State Band and All-State chorus his senior year. Tim was selected to the Who’s Who Among American High School Students in 1976. After attending Middle Tennessee State University in 1977 where he sang in the Concert ChoirTim enlisted in the USAF where he began training as an air traffic controller. After separating from the Air Force, he was hired by the FAA as an air traffic controller. Tim worked in Atlanta, Georgia and moved back home to Nashville in 1990 so he and his wife Amy could be close to their families. Tim and Amy have been married 26 years and have two sons, Zachary and Parker. He serves the chorus as board treasurer, in-house photographer, and historian.


Although he concentrated on drumming starting at age 4, Bryan came into the vocal music world in his teen years, singing in a local youth church choir which just happened to also be directed by the local barbershop chorus director.  He invited Bryan to come and check out the chapter one night and see what barbershop singing was all about.  That was 16 years ago, and the rest, as they say, is history.  The moment he heard the chords of “The Old Songs” ring at the opening of that first visit, he knew he had found his home.  Since then, he has performed all over the United States and in Europe in various quartets, choruses, chorales, and groups of differing styles and genres.  Favorite venues he has performed in include Carnegie Hall and the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in France.  Currently, Bryan is the musical director for the Men of Harmony Barbershop Chorus in Goodlettsville, TN, and sings tenor in a quartet called Ragtag.  Other current musical affiliations include:  the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Al Menah Shrine Chanters, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Nashville Choir, Brothershop (a Masonic barbershop quartet), and QFX (a non-barbershop quartet).  Bryan is a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Master Mason, Shriner of the Al Menah Temple, as well as a Knight of St. Andrew, and is a passionate Nashville Predators hockey fan. Bryan served as President/Board Chair of the chorus in 2011 and received the Rookie of the Year Award for 2010.


Michael has been steeped in music for as long as he can remember, starting with piano at 7 and drums at 10. That escalated into marching band, pep band, drum line, concert band, and jazz band in high school, but it wasn’t until his freshman year at the University of Mizzou that he learned the joys of choral singing. Michael recently started a new career as a voice actor and narrator. He also has a long history of praise band participation, and serves in a number of different ministries and service projects for Crosspoint Church. He is a recent magna cum laude graduate of Belmont University’s Music Business program, and, on the more extreme side of singing, is also the front man for a Nashville progressive metal group called Invicta. A typical evening will find Michael glued to his computer, or singing in some form or fashion. He is a member of the 2013 Nashville Singers concert venue task force.

(Tenor I)

Michael has been I have involved with singing groups for all of his adult life including the A Cappella Chorus at Lipscomb, The Lipscomb University Community Chorus and others. He has recorded several CD's with Faith, Family, and Friends and also performed with The Thoroughbreds Barbershop Chorus out of Louisville, KY.


Rodney began singing in church when he was three. Born and raised in Miami Springs, Florida his family was musically centered – from his mother, who sang in a trio with his two aunts, two sisters who both sing, and play the piano, and everyone, even his Dad, sang in church choir. Rodney began playing clarinet in the 6th grade and was asked by his high school band director to play tenor sax and baritone sax in marching and concert band, respectively. Singing has always been Rodney’s first love – from a three year old at the Miami Springs Baptist Church to quartets and church choirs throughout his life. After a 30-year career, Rodney recently as an air traffic controller in Nashville, Tennessee. He is married to Julie Chambers Turner of Lenoir City, Tennessee has one daughter, Rylie, three – two sons, Joey – 30 and Bryan – 25 with 5 grandchildren – Tanner, McKenzie, Kyle, Michael and Christopher. Rodney is currently pursuing a second career as a voice-over talent. He received the Rookie of the Year Award for 2011.


Harlan is an entertainer, ensemble singer, soloist, choral director and vocal coach. He has vast experience in producing and directing live concert performances, as well as performing over two thousand a cappella singing concerts with the Suntones, the Barbershop Harmony Society's 1961 International Quartet Champion.  Harlan served for many years as a faculty member of various Harmony Education Programs all over North America, as well as seven yeas on the faculty at Harmony College. His choral directing resume includes 20 years as Musical Director of the Coastmen Chorus, based in Palm Beach County, Florida. Under his leadership, the group won the Florida State Championships six times. They also competed 10 times at the International level, earning Bronze Medal Award. Harlan is the member of a select group of men who have earned International Medals as a quartet singer and as a Chorus Director. He served as Director of Music for the Royal Palm Show Chorus, also of South Florida. This group also competed at the International level. Harlan founded and directed The Vocal Gentry Ensemble Singers in South Florida and was associated with the Music Men of Greater Asheville, North Carolina. He and his wife, Sandy relocated to Nashville in April of 2008. Harlan and his son, Todd, were the first father/son International Quartet Champions in the history of the Barbershop Harmony Society. In 1986, Harlan was inducted into the Sunshine District Hall Fame. In 2005, the Suntones were inducted into the Barbershop Harmony Society's Hall of Fame. Harlan was one of the four founding members of the chorus. He received the Executive Director Award from Nashville Singers in 2011 for his three years of service to the board of directors.


Taylor's love for music is no accident. His dad and his grandfather are both International Quartet Champion singers. Taylor joined the Barbershop Harmony Society in 2003 and quickly earned a Southwestern District Chorus Championship with the Houston Tidelanders.  After relocating to Kenosha, Wisconsin with his family in 2005, Taylor joined the Brotherhood of Harmony, a chorus based in Schaumburg, Illinois. He competed with that ensemble at the 2006 International Chorus Contest. Before graduating in 2010, Taylor played trumpet and was the captain of Nashville’s award-winning McGavock High School Marching, Symphonic, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Bands.  He was also a member of McGavock's premier singing group, Soundbytes. Taylor has worked at Nashville Shores for four years, primarily as a lifeguard and more recently as an Emergency Medical Technician. He has since been promoted to Operations Manager of the Treetop Adventure Park and Campgrounds at Nashville Shores and is also on the sales staff. When he has any free time, he enjoys playing his ukelele and writing songs. Taylor is one of the four founding members of the chorus and serves Nashville Singers as a member of the board of directors, baritone section leader, visual performance coach, and on the music evaluation committee. He received the Best Attendance Award from Nashville Singers for 2010.


Todd moved to Nashville in 2007 when the Barbershop Harmony Society relocated its headquarters operations to downtown Nashville. Todd served as Director of Marketing for the largest all-male singing organization in the world for almost five years. He currently works as a marketing, public relations, and organizational management consultant in the non-profit sector. During his 40 years of membership with the Barbershop Harmony Society, Todd has competed at the international level sixteen times, earning six International Chorus Championships with the Vocal Majority and one International Quartet Championship singing tenor with ACOUSTIX. Todd was the first second-generation International Quartet Champion in the history of barbershop singing. His father’s quartet, the Suntones won the gold in 1961. Since 1999, he has also been singing bass with the Suntones. Over the last 30 years, Todd has served as a Musical Director for five different mixed, male or female choral ensembles, including two “Top 10” finishes in international competition with the 90-voice Houston Tidelanders. He has served as a performance coach to countless quartets and choruses in the USA, Canada and Australia. For two decades, Todd’s quartet ACOUSTIX has been electrifying audiences in 11 countries around the world.  He is a member of the Hall of Fame of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Southwestern District.  Todd served on the Society’s Board of Directors for almost three years before joining the professional staff. He has over 25 years of experience in the fields of sales, marketing and advertising. Todd has been married to his wife Jennifer since 1989. They have two sons, Taylor and Travis.
He received the Member of the Year Award for 2009, and the Best Attendance award for 2012. He serves Nashville Singers as Executive Director, Director of Music, Webmaster, Newsletter Editor, and on the Music Evaluation Committee.


Sloan has spent most of his life here in the Nashville area involved in the arts as a chorus member, studio singer, professional actor, teacher and guitar player. He was the President and Student Conductor of the Auburn University Singers while at Auburn. In 2002, Sloan moved back to Nashville and joined the Hospital Corporation of America in early 2003.  Sloan is passionate about teaching children and taught musical theater at Jan Williams School of Music and Theater in Brentwood for two years. He is also involved with the childrens drama program and music ministry at Christ Presbyterian Church. He is very active in the theater community and has appeared on stage in over 25 shows mostly at the Boiler Room Theater in Franklin. Sloan also serves as Rehearsal Director for the Nashville Choir. He enjoys golf, watching college football (War Eagle!), and hanging out with his nephew Dylan. He resides in Brentwood, Tennessee. Sloan was the President/Board Chair of Nashville Singers in 2012. He currently serves as Associate Director, Bass Section Leader, and on the Music Evaluation Committee. He received the coveted Member of the Year Award for 2012.

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