Leadership

The following individuals advise and actively implement the mission of the choirs through their tireless efforts.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kent Schmedel
Terry McGrath
Janet Pummill
Nathan Krieger
Sue Buratto

HONORARY BOARD
Jack Noble White
Christopher Laskoski

STAFF

Gary McGrath, Executive Director

GaryMcGrath75pxMr. McGrath is an alumni and former board member of The Texas Boys Choir. 1st chair baritone for UIL Texas All State Choir in high school and section leader for University of North Texas Men’s Chorus. It was always a goal to form a world class chorus of his own using the standard set by George Bragg, founder of The Texas Boys Choir. Mr. McGrath has spent his career as a touring musician and recording engineer/producer for such notable names as Manny Charlton of Nazareth, Spencer Davis, Steven Adler, Luis Conte, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Vivian Campbell, Peter Frampton, Tim Bogert, Peter Tork, The Santa Clarita Symphony, The Los Angeles Symphony, John Williams, Penny Gilley, Mel McDaniel, the Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp, Bon Jovi, the Texas Boys Choir as well as being a lead engineer on numerous television and motion pictures for NBC/Universal Pictures. Mr. McGrath has several gold records, grammy awards, Emmys and BMI awards to his credit.

Alan Buratto, Conductor

Alan-circle-75pxAlan Buratto was born in Seattle and raised in Washington State, where he spent his early years pursuing a passion for the solo piano repertoire. Following study in Boston, his interests broadened to include accompanying and vocal repertoire. Buratto’s years in Texas have included teaching, conducting and accompanying. His teaching experience includes 20 years as a director of the Texas Boys Choir, and, in an administrative capacity, six years as director of Fort Worth Opera’s education program. A pianist with a love of the human voice, he enjoys accompanying and coaching singers in operatic and song literature, and he has had the pleasure of conducting opera and many choirs over the years.

Deborah Buffington- Assistant Director

Janet Pummill- Accompanist