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Quint Harris

Cahaba Chamber Chorale Founder and Artistic Director

Quint Harris, DMA is the Director of Music & Arts Ministries at Vestavia Hills Methodist Church in Birmingham, AL where he directs the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, Youth Choir, and Children’s Choir as well as supervises the music staff. In addition to his position at VHMC, Quint is an adjunct professor at Birmingham Southern College where he conducts the Southern Chorale and teaches theory/ear training. Prior to Vestavia Hills MC he was the Director of Music Ministries at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church in Phoenix, AZ. He holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Mississippi, a Master’s in Music Education from the University of Alabama, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Alabama. Throughout his career Quint has enjoyed teaching and directing on the Middle School and High School levels as well as part-time and full-time church music ministry. In March 2022 Quint became the founder and Artistic Director of the Cahaba Chamber Chorale: a professional vocal ensemble in Birmingham. Quint is a member of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association). He serves as Life-Long Committee Chair for the Alabama ACDA Board. Quint is also a member of FUMMWA (The Fellowship of the United Methodist Church in Music and Worship Arts) where he has served as the Handbell Committee Chair and the Membership Committee Chair. Quint is married to Paige Pittman Harris, CPA, and they have three active children, Colin (24), Sarah Beth (21), and Nate (18). 

Lee Wright

Cahaba Chamber Chorale Assistant Conductor

Lee Wright, DMA is currently in his third year as the Director of Choral Music at Indian Springs School in Birmingham, Alabama. Previously, he served twelve years (2003-2015) as the choral director at John Carroll Catholic High School and two years (2018-2020) as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia . Lee earned both a bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Montevallo where he studied conducting with Robert Wright and Gary Packwood, and voice with Melanie Williams. For his doctoral work, Lee was awarded a Presidential Fellowship at the University of Georgia, working under the tutelage of Dan Bara, JD Burnett, and Liz Knight. Lee currently lives on campus at Indian Springs and enjoys exploring the United States with his wife Amanda, and their sons, Felix and Jasper.