Staff

Fran McCachern Page, Founder and Conductor
pagef@meredith.edu

Dr. Page is Chair of the Department of Music at Meredith College, where she also serves as Coordinator of Music Education. She teaches methods courses for music education     majors and also K-6 teacher licensure students, advises music education majors and directs and supervises student teaching. Dr. Page is a Past-President of the North Carolina Music Educators Association and Past Chair of the Arts Education Leadership Coalition (AELC). She is past President of Southern Division MENC: The National Association for Music Education and in that capacity served on the National Executive Board of MENC. In July of 2004, she was named “Tar Heel of the Week” by the Raleigh News and Observer and in the spring of 2007, she was designated by the Capital City Girls Choir as an MENC Lowell Mason Fellow. She is the founder and conductor of the Capital City Girls Choir, a three-choir organization for community girls from ages nine to eighteen.

The choir has a busy performance schedule both in the US and abroad. Performance venues have included the Spoleto Festival, Washington National Cathedral, and venues in England, Austria and British Columbia.

Dr. Page has the B.A. in music education from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina and the M.M. and Ed. D. in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds Orff Levels I, II, and III certification. Recognized for her expertise as a children’s choral specialist, she frequently conducts workshops and festivals. She also has done considerable work in the area of curriculum integration and arts curriculum planning and   assessment and consults with schools in that capacity. Dr. Page frequently serves on teacher education program approval teams for the NC Department of Public Instruction.

Fran Page
Amy Brock Davis, Associate Conductor
chorale@capitalcitygirlschoir.org

Amy Brock Davis is the Associate Conductor for the Girls Chorale for the Capital City Girls Choir at Meredith College and the co-director of Choral Activities at Durham School of the Arts. A 1992 Meredith College graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, she received her Master of Music in Choral Directing from Appalachian State University in 1995. Mrs. Davis is a National Board Certified Teacher specializing in early adolescence through young adulthood choral music and has been teaching since 1994. Her choirs have sung in Atlanta, West Virginia, New York, Florida, Munich, Vienna, and will sing in Venice, Florence and Rome Summer of 2016.

Mrs. Davis served as the co-director of the Durham Public Schools’ Spotlight Singers for five years. For 20 years, she attended the North Carolina Summer Institute of Choral Art, serving many capacities, including music rotation counselor and middle school coordinator. For her service she was honored with a commemorative brick on the NAFME “Walk of Fame”. She is the choral director and organist at Glendale Heights United Methodist Church. Mrs. Davis lives in Durham with her husband, Ken and daughter, Emily.

AmyDavis

Brenda Fernandez, Cantabile Accompanist

Brenda Fernandez began accompanying for the Cantabile Singers in 2001. Originally from Ohio, she received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Accompanying from Manhattan School of Music. Brenda has worked at many locations in Florida and throughout the Caribbean as a pianist, music director, organist, and teacher. She teaches private piano lessons and is the organist and accompanist at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Brenda has two sons, Colin and Brandon, who are both percussionists.

Pam Stewart, Girls’ Chorus and Girls’ Chorale Accompanist

Pam Stewart is the Girls’ Chorus and Girls’ Chorale accompanist for rehearsals and performances. She has been with CCGC since 1997 and has loved every minute of it!   Pam is a native of New Jersey and graduated from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania with a BA in biology and a minor in piano performance. She has lived in Raleigh since 1992 and has done freelance accompanying for Meredith College vocal majors, church choirs, and many others. Her day job is with the Development Department of Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. She also loves gardening, biking, and singing with the Carolina Harmony Chorus.

Pam Stewart

June Cassell, Choir Administrator

June Cassell began serving as the CCGC Choir Administrator in August 2005. June been involved with CCGC since 1999 when that her daughter joined the choir. She has been an active member of the parent organization and has served as Vice President of the Cantabile Singers from 2002-2005, as well as served on several committees. June and her husband, Dewey, live in Cary along with their two children, Megan and Bobby.

June Cassell