I'm on My Way
At the age of 11 Earl began his professional music journey singing with the renowned Newark Boys Chorus. Having attended this highly acclaimed boys chorus school through junior high, Earl acquired a life long commitment to his love for music. Early exposure to diverse musical styles established his appreciation for all music ranging from classical to Jazz, with many stops in between! Performance highlights of the Boys chorus includes: international tours, television performances, and a nationally aired Kraft Foods TV commercial featuring Earl. Concert Hall performances include Lincoln Center, (Avery Fisher Hall Dedication), the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall and others. These concert hall performances were often led by world famous choral conductors including, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Peter Schickley (PDQBach) and others. After these wonder years, Earl continued developing his music skills participating in local and regional High School and community talent shows. Instrumental in the formation of his High School chorus, Earl functioned as student conductor receiving many accolades for his directorship and the high standards for which the choir became known. With vocal and piano training remaining high priority, Earl enrolled as a student at the Newark Community School of Performing Arts, participating regularly in musical stage productions and vocal recitals at the Newark Symphony Hall. While attending Lebanon Valley College, Earl continued vocal training with various instructors. As a member of the Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir, Earl traveled extensively through out the US on an annual music tour performing a wide range of classical and popular choral works. As featured soloist for the Concert Choir's 'Negro Spiritual' repertoire, Earl delivered powerful performances regarded by many as a concert highlight. To this day, spirituals remain among his personal favorites. Combining his unique musical style and creativity, Earl easily transitioned into the role of singer / songwriter. After performing as a studio session vocalist for a while, Earl refocused his efforts solely on writing and building an impressive catalogue of original songs. Carving out a pathway of his own, Earl's uniqueness continued to emerge and easily take shape. In his music you can hear the obvious influence of many genres, including Gospel, R&B, Pop and Jazz as performed by artists like Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Baby Face, Tony, Toni, Tone, Mint- Condition, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, James Taylor, Michael McDonald, Michael Franks, Andre' Crouch, Richard Smallwood, The Hawkins Family and more. Influences from other musical giants includes; Quincy Jones, Patti Austin, Maysa & Incognito, Basia, Phil Perry, Will Downing, George Duke, The Brand New Heavies and others. Collectively, Earl has put together an impressive catalogue of songs ranging from R&B Ballads, light Jazz adult contemporary tracks, and always remaining true to his roots, some up lifting inspirational/gospel tracksl! His music comes with guaranteed satisfaction even for the most discriminating ear! Currently, Earl is continuing with vocal studies at the Settlement Music School of Philadelphia, and performing as vocalist with local area bands. You are now invited to explore Earl's World of music!
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