Curtis Nolley (b. 1953) joined our staff as director of the Sanctus Choir in the fall of 2008. He is a graduate of Bridgewater College (1976 B.A. in Music Education), and received his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1982). He has been a music educator and church musician for forty-one years. For twenty-two years he served as Minister of Music at Harrisonburg Church of the Brethren.
Having taught at all levels in Augusta County, Rockingham County, and Harrisonburg City schools, Curtis currently serves as the Visiting Director of Choral Activities at Bridgewater College. In addition to his educational and church responsibilities, Curtis is in his 19th season as Artistic Director of the Shenandoah Valley Choral Society in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
He has been called to serve as the choral director for two international conferences for the Church of the Brethren, and regularly serves as clinician and guest conductor for denominational and ecumenical music events across the region. Curtis is an active leader in music education and is a past-president of the Virginia Music Educators Association. He continues to serve on VMEA’s executive board.
(photo by Lisa Houff Photography ©2015)