Albert E. Packard
Albert Packard holds a BA in Music from the University of Maine and BS in Education from Gorham State College with graduate studies in choral conducting from Boston University and the Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria. He taught public school music and performed in professional summer stock theater for eighteen years. He has sung in or directed church choirs for over forty years. Currently he is director of Music Ministries at the Orange Presbyterian Church.
Charles is a native of Hampton, Virginia. He graduated from the U.S. Navy School of Music, and became a member of the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C. where he performed as an Oboist and English Horn soloist. Subsequently earning a B.S. in music from Frederick College and a M.S. in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, he taught band and choral music in public school systems for 25 years, and functioned as music director in a number of churches. Today he not only serves as director of the Orange Community Band, but as one of two Assistant Conductors of the Charlottesville Municipal Band. He also performs as a free-lance Oboist/English Hornist, and has composed or arranged nearly 200 works for a variety of musical ensembles.
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