CMCH Managing Director and Co-founder
Ron Scales is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He has over 30 years of non-profit organization experience with Urban League, Presenting the Arts and the Community Music Center of Houston. He has extensive training in Arts Administration, fund raising and Grant writing and acquisition.
Co-founded CMCH in 1979.
He is also a vocalist who has performed professionaly with the Rhapsody Jazz Vocal Ensemble and in various CMCH productions. Ron's musical focus is humor in the black musical tradition.
CMCH + Presenting The Arts Program Coordinator
Previously, Dana served three years as CMCH's administrative assistant.
She has also served fourteen years as a parent volunteer.
Quinton Arwine - Piano
Jessica McBride - Wood Winds
Kim Hatton - Cello
Gregory Lewis - Violin
Ann Lundy - Violin, Viola
Tweed Smith - Voice
Board of Directors:
Elizabeth Watkins – Chairperson
Betty Parker – Secretary
Deborah Williams – Treasurer
CMCH has an ongoing collaboration with Presenting The Arts (PTA) is a 501(c)3 organization.
PTA provides administrative, technical and artistic support since 1996.
CMCH Music Director, Conductor, Violinist
Houstonian Dr. Ann Lundy began her musical studies on the violin. She received a bachelors' fo music and education in 1977 from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master's of music in conducting performance from the University of Houston in 1979. Dr. Lundy received her PH.D. in Musical Arts at the University of Houston..
She has lectured extensively throughout the United States. In additionh, Dr. Lundy has published articles on finding and performing musi written by African American composers. In 1990, she is said to be the first African-American woman to conduct the Houston Sympohny at Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston, TX.
She founded and conduct the CMCH Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra, the Will Grant Still Quartet, and teaches violin and viola.
CMCH Assistant Music Director
Marcia has been a member of the Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra since its inception. She has a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Violin at Texas Southern University. Marcia has also sung with the Houston Ebony Opera Guild and plays violin with the Heights Chamber Players. She has performed with the Houston Grand Opera. Currently, she teaches orchestra in the Katy Independent School District. Marcia, a lifelong member of St. Luke the Evangelist Episcopal Church, is a Licensed Lay Preacher.
CMCH Vocal Director
Tweed started singing for audiences at the age of five. She performed in church, school, and community functions. 'Tweed joined the recording group "Wild Honey". In 1979, the world-renowned musical band/group "War", added Tweed Smith to their group. She recorded three albums with "War".
Tweed Smith has appeared on many national television shows, including Dick Clark American Bandstand, Don Cornelius Soul Train, the Merv Griffin Show, the Mike Douglas Show, the Soupy Sales Show, the Don Kirshner Rock Concert and numerous other shows,
Tweed Smith has worked with such artists as Ron Woods, the Rolling Stones, Margie Joseph, Ringo Star of the Beatles, Diane Reeves,, Ronnie Laws, Bobby Womack, Sly Stone. Marcy Thomas, Ike Turner, and countless others,
Tweed has over twenty years of vocal performance and recordin. The love oi'God and ffiesic is what make Tweed Smith powerful as she performs Gospel, Blues or jazz.