Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Greetings to you,
My name is Jay M. DeVaughn. I am residing in San Antonio. I hope this email finds you well.
I am writing to inquire if there is a need for a minister of music in any of your ounding churches. To tell you a bit about myself, I have a sound imagination and a vast musical background. I have actively participated and directed choirs ever since High School. I received my Bachelor's in Vocal Performance at Shaw University where I was in the University Choir and had numerous occasions of singing lead, directing, and playing for them. I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Morgan State University where I served as a soloist and baritone in the University Choir, as well as the select group, The Morgan Singers. I have a business, Jayaughn Music, for songwriters that are in need of original sheet music for their creations.
I am also a songwriter and composer, and I have links to my music on Youtube for your perusal, as well as two independent CDs "Awake" (Gospel) and "Something I'm Not Telling You". (Inspirational). I also have a huge testimony in thanks to God for His grace in dealing with life and it's myriad challenges. In Short, I have a story.
Attached is my resume. If you could be of any help, I would certainly appreciate it! My information is on the bottom, please feel free to call.
Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you!
Jay M. DeVaughnDirector of Music- Second Baptist Church
Sole Proprietor and Music Transcription Agent- Jayaughn Music
(210) 373-3234

Jay M. DeVaughn
3787 Perrin Central Blvd
Apt 325
San Antonio, TX 78217
Phone: 210-373-3234
Email:  jaymd1@jayaughnmusic.com

The objective is to effectively communicate the joy of serving God through music and the arts.

1994-1998            H.S.Diploma             Goldsboro High School      Goldsboro, NC
1999-2004            B.A-  Music-Voice      Shaw University            Raleigh, NC
2004-2006            M.A- Music- Voice      Morgan State University      Baltimore, MD     


December 2010-Present
Music Director
                  Second Baptist Church- San.Antonio, TX
                        Dr. Robert L. Jemerson- Pastor
·      Director and Musician of Chancel, Contemporaries, and Youth Choirs
·      Musician for Men, Israelite, Lenten, and Advent Choirs
·      Coordinate rehearsals
·      Conduct the combined choirs for special events/seasons, ie. Easter, Christmas, Church Anniversary, etc.
·      Musician for Funerals, Weddings, special services.
·      Worked with fellow musicians, sound technicians, and Music ministry personnel to ensure the cohesiveness of the Music Department.
·      Provided additional assistance for soloists in preparation for Sunday/Special services.

June 2009-Present
                  Business Owner and Music Engraving Agent
Jayaughn Music
o      Scoring music for songwriters across the US
o      Designing attractive cover sheets for sheet music.
o      Managing the financial books and accounts

September 2. 2007-December 2010
                  Minister of Music
                  Payne Memorial AME Church
                        Reverend Dr. A. Qismat Alim, Pastor
·  Coordinate Rehearsals
·  Provide music for every Sunday service
·  Provide music for funerals, weddings, and Special Services.
·  Conducted the music for the Baltimore AME Annual Conference in 2009 as well as the District Conference in 2010
·  Instrumental in beginning a new music ensemble “Voices of Praise”.
·  Developed a roster of musicians to proceed with musical service in my absence
·  Developed a roster of choir personnel and section leaders which included emails, phone numbers, etc.

July 2005-May 2006
                  Centennial/ Caroline St. United Methodist Church- Baltimore, MD
                        Rev. Dr. Iris Farrabee-Lewis, Pastor
o      Prepared music for the Choirs to sing.
o      Organist for the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month.
o      Wrote music for the choirs

January 2005-September 2007
                  Organist and Youth Choir Director
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church- Baltimore, MD
      Bruce Henderson- Minister of Music
o      Helped to prepare music on 1st, 4th, and 5th Sundays.
o      Coordinated rehearsals for the Youth Choir.
o      Stressed terraced dynamics and ear training to the youth.
o      Wrote Well-received music for the youth and for the church ensemble One Love Alliance.

2011               Debut Recording Artist- “Jay DeVaughn- AWAKE”
                                    Jayaughn Music- San Antonio, TX

Presenter of New Song “Everything I Am Worship”
Houston Mass Choir – Houston Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America- Houston, TX.

Presenter for New Music Seminar, “With Ev’rything In Me”
Gospel Music Workshop of America- Convention in Tampa. FL

2009               Presenter for New Music Seminar, “Jesus Will Hold Your Hand”
Heritage Music Foundation Conference- Inglewood CA
Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux-Visionary and Administrator

2008               Principle Performer “Gianni Schicchi” by Roussini
                                    Opera Workshop
                        Morgan State University- Baltimore, MD
                        Vincent Dion Stringer, Instructor

2006               Background and Lead Vocalist for CD Project “He’s Just Alright”
                        Jeff Jacobs and the Jeff Jacobs Singers
                        Jeff Jacobs, International Recording Artist

2006               Principle Performer
United States Marine Corps Band- Washington D.C.
                        Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Colburn, Conductor
Melvin Miles, Conductor and Director of Bands at Morgan State University

2006               Principle Performer “Highway 1, USA” by William Grant Still
                        Opera Workshop
Morgan State University- Baltimore, MD
                        Vincent Dion Stringer, Instructor


Singing, Writing Songs, Writing Musical Plays, Playing the Piano, Painting, Graphic Design.


I have a sound imagination and a vast theatre and musical background. I have actively participated in choirs ever since High School. At Shaw University, I was in the Shaw University Choir and the Theatre Group, Shaw Players and Company. At Morgan State University, I served as a soloist and baritone in the Morgan State University Choir, as well as the select group, The Morgan Singers. I also started a business, Jayaughn Music, for songwriters that are in need of original sheet music for their creations.

SALARY PREFERANCE: 38,000- Negotiable

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