Our Faculty

Dr. Gayla Turk, Executive Director, Conductor and Instructor of Voice and Piano

Education: B.M. Westminster Choir College

M.M. in Voice Performance, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Ph.D. in Music Education, University of Kansas

Dr. Turk began her career in music touring as a soloist with the Westminster Choir traveling across the U.S. and performing in the Spoleto Music Festival in Spoleto, Italy. Over the years her work has included teaching all levels from preschool to college. For twelve years, she served as Director of Music Education at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. She has served numerous churches as organist/director and has been active in state and national music education associations. While teaching, she has continued to perform as a guest soloist, art song recitalist and a choral/orchestral conductor. Dr. Turk is the founder and Executive Director of the ProMusic Conservatory.


Jack Fisher, Instructor of Clarinet & Saxophone
Education:  BS in Music Education, Duquesne University
MS in Music Education, the College of New Jersey
MA in Library and Information Science, University of South Florida 
After a career as a music educator and librarian, Mr. Fisher enjoys performing with various groups and for special events. He also sings with a barbershop group and is active in his church choir.


Vernon Ewan, Instructor of Percussion
Education: BM - The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mr. Ewan is an exceptional percussionist who's career has taken him around the world performing with various orchestras and world-renown conductors. He served as percussionist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for 35 years before retiring. We are pleased to have Mr. Ewan here and willing to impart his vast musical knowledge to our young (or any age) students.
Eugene Holmes, Instructor of Brass
Education: BM - Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma
MM  in Wind Performance East Carolina University 
Additional study at Fayetteville State University and East Carolina University
Mr. Holmes served in the military for 20 years playing the tuba in and conducting several army bands. Since that time, he has taught special education in public school systems in eastern North Carolina and also worked in security. He continues to perform and is committed to building a brass studio offering lessons on all brass instruments.