Conductor

DR. VALERIE BULLOCK is Professor Emeritus at Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, South Carolina, having retired in June 2016. At Charleston Southern University she was Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities where she conducted the University Concert Singers and Bel Canto, as well as coordinating choral music education. Dr. Bullock received her doctorate in choral music education from Florida State University and Masters and Bachelor Degrees from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Bullock remains actively involved in many professional organizations including the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and Music Educators National Conference. She has served as President of the SC ACDA and was Local Arrangements Chair for the Southern Region American Choral Directors Convention held in Charleston, and Interest Session coordinator for the Southern Division ACDA Conference in Nashville, TN. In addition to these activities, she has conducted choral clinics in Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Dr. Bullock conducted the Charleston Southern University Concert Singers in Austria, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Italy, and Scotland, as well as three week-long Choir in Residencies: two at York Minister in 2004 and 2006, and one at Canterbury Cathedral in 2012. She continues to conduct Singers of Summerville, and in 2013 conducted them as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Series. In 2014 she conducted the Concert Singers through Catalonia performing concerts in Barcelona, Girona, and Palafrugel. In February 2015, she prepared the Concert Singers for a concert with Edward Higgenbottom and in May 2015 conducted them in New York City at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Wall Street. Dr. Bullock also prepared the students for their performance with the Bach Society of Charleston in March. In June 2016, she conducted the CSU Concert Singers as they performed in Budapest, Hungary, and Vienna, Austria.

Currently, Dr. Bullock is serving as Interim Director of Music at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville, SC.

Assistant Conductor

FRANK MILEY served Berkeley County School District for 33 years prior to retiring in 2008. During those years, he directed middle and high school bands, taught 2nd and 4th grades, evaluated teacher performance, and finished his career as Fine Arts Coordinator for the district. In 2002 he was nominated to be the South Carolina Music Educators Association Honor Administrator. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Furman University, and a Master of Education in School Administration from The Citadel. Frank has served several area churches as Choir Director including Peace Presbyterian, Summerville Presbyterian, and Bethel United Methodist Church in Charleston. While at Furman University, he was principal oboist with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for many years during his career in music education. Frank has been associated with the Singers of Summerville since 2004, and has recently enjoyed the stage at the James Dean Theater as Music Director and performer for the summer benefit performances of “From the Front Lines to the Home Front”.

Founding Director

PAUL H. FLETCHER founded then directed the Singers of Summerville for three years. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

While in the Summerville area, he was a Vocal Artist in Residence at Charleston Southern University (CSU) where, in addition to maintaining an active voice studio, he taught a course in music appreciation and directed the university's men's chorus, The Singing Buccanners.

Prior to coming to CSU he served seven years as the Director of Music Ministries at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville, South Carolina where he directed and oversaw a music program of twelve ensembles. Prior to moving to South Carolina, he served in churches and colleges in Alabama, Texas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from The College of Wooster, A Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois and has pursued the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Wisconsin/Madison, where he served as personal assistant to the esteemed choral musician, Robert Fountain.