Musical Directors

Charlie Ross and Kenneth Bryson


Charlie has over 30 years of directing and musical experience leading several church choirs and barbershop choruses. Charlie also has many years of theater experience playing many roles, as well as managing and technical experience working behind the scenes. He has performed with the Ridge Light Opera and is an accomplished soloist.

Charlie was a founder of the Atlantic Harmony Brigade – an annual congregation of barbershop quartet singers who learn a challenging common repertoire of songs and form countless quartets in a weekend of harmonic bliss.  Charlie has performed at the highest levels of choral competition within the Barbershop Harmony Society and is an active quartet singer, currently singing lead with Vocal Synergy’s “Cohesion” quartet.

Charlie studied voice for many years under Emile Renan in New York (Metropolitan Opera).  Charlie is an executive with a global promotional marketing firm in Whitehouse Station, NJ and is an amateur astronomer.



Mr. Kenneth Bryson currently serves as a Director of Choral Activities in Northern New Jersey as well as actively maintaining his private vocal studio. Additionally he serves as a mentor for The Juilliard School’s Mentorship Program. Formerly Mr. Bryson served as a Director of Music at St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit, NJ. Mr. Bryson is also a published author whose article “Teaching a Student with Dyslexia” originally in the NATS March 2013 Journal of Singing has received much support and attention from some of the industries leading experts from around the world. He is also a member of  The New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and ACDA (American Choral Directors Association).  In June 2010 Mr. Bryson was selected as one of 12 young educators from across the United States to participate in the highly selective NATS Intern Program. In January 2016 Mr. Bryson's vocal studio was a featured invited performer with the Performing Arts Educators 10th Anniversary performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

Mr. Bryson received his bachelor of music degree from The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and went on to earn a master’s degree at The Juilliard School. He completed additional studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music.

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