In the past several years, we have been privileged to invite amazing artists-in-residence to be part of our HH Jazz Camp family. Even though they are not able to attend every summer, they left an incredible legacy with the students that they worked with. Here are some of our distinguished faculty alumni:
Charlton Singleton (trumpet)
Artist in Residence 2014-2016
Charlton began his musical studies at the age of three on the piano. He would then go on to study the organ, violin, cello, and the trumpet throughout elementary, middle and high school. In 1994, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from South Carolina State University. Since that time, he has taught music at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as being an adjunct faculty member at the College of Charleston. Currently, he is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra; a 20 piece jazz ensemble of some of the finest professional musicians in the Southeast and the resident big band in Charleston, SC.
As a performer, Charlton leads his own ensembles that vary in size and style. He has performed in France, Great Britain, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, as well as many great cities throughout the United States. In addition to performing, he is in demand as a speaker, composer, and arranger. He has also shared the stage with and/or worked with some of most talented entertainers in the world. Recently, he was awarded a Grammy with his internationally touring band Ranky Tanky. Outside of music and entertainment, he is a devoted husband and proud father of two.