Cape Fear Chorale


Chorale Members:

  Lee Andre    Susan Gardner~    Jennifer Mueske
   Allen Bell     Jim Glasenapp*    Kahla Nelson
   Jane Both    Doris Graybar    Larry Oldham#
   Gayle Brandon    Liz Halloran*    Jeanne Owens
   Melody Bryan#    Sherry Heuber    Sandy Rowe
   Angela Burns    Ed Hoefer    Charles Sanders~*
   Raymond Burt    Lucinda Houck*    Myrtle Sanders~+
   Curtis Campbell    Margaret Hutchins~*    Nancy Seamans
   Susan Carron    Amy Luck    Judy Siebold
   Les Conner    Diane Lusk    Jenn Tabor
   Patty Conner*    Anne Matney    Jennings Trawick
   Cheryl Cribbs~    Belinda Mayhew    Marilee Tremlett
   Erin Cuellar    Kaitlyn McCrary    Kevin Ulisnik
   Angela Daughtry    Hank Montgomery    Gina Vanderwal#
   Christy Demory    Cindy Moore    Alex Vedder
   Rachelle Dries    Emily Morgan    Tabitha Vedder
   Melissa Duffield    Mary Morgan#    Todd Vernon#
   Don Ellson    Edna Mory    Tanya Wheeler
   R’Lou Ellson*    Javier Mory    David Whitehill
   John Frye, Jr.    Vance Moser    Rob Williams*
~ Charter Member
# Board Officer
+ Attendance Secretary
* Previous Board Officer
Webmaster, Marty Brown

Jerry S. Cribbs, Music Director

Mr. Cribbs lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he served New Hanover County Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2004. He taught choral music at E. A. Laney High School, John T. Hoggard High School, and Winter Park Elementary School.

He also served as Director of Arts Education, Director of Arts Education and Public Relations, and as Director of Human Resources. Mr. Cribbs also served as an adjunct instructor for the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the Fine Arts and Humanities Department at Cape Fear Community College.

As an active guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the Eastern United States, Mr. Cribbs has conducted well over 100 district choruses, festivals, and school and church clinics. He has a Bachelors of Music and a Masters of Music in music education, as well as a Certificate of Supervision from East Carolina University, inclusively. He has public school teaching experience in choral, instrumental, and general music at all levels, K-12. Mr. Cribbs has taught at the college level in the areas of choral music, choral methods, music fundamentals, and music appreciation.

Mr. Cribbs currently is the Director of Music Ministries at Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, NC. He conducts two choirs at Grace, Chancel Choir and Grace Ringers. Mr. Cribbs has served as a church music director since 1968.

He also performs as a tenor soloist within the area.

He is a member of the North Carolina chapter of American Choral Directors’ Association (NC-ACDA) and has served on the board. He currently maintains membership in the Wilmington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Mr. Cribbs is a member of and has held offices in the North Carolina Music Educators' Association (NCMEA).

In 2008, Mr. Cribbs received the Lara Hoggard Award for Distinguished Service In Choral Music In North Carolina. He was awarded the East Carolina School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009.

He is married to Cheryl Cribbs, and they have two adult sons, Adam and Neil

Elizabeth (Libby) Oldham, Organist, Pianist, and Rehearsal Accompanist

Libby is a native of Wilmington, NC, but has lived in five different states and two foreign countries. She received the Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and Music Education from Campbell University and completed graduate studies in Fort Worth, TX. As an educator, she has taught Music, English and Spanish in North Carolina and Florida. Since 2002, she has been a Staff Accompanist at Campbell University.

Libby is in demand throughout the region as a vocal and instrumental accompanist, participating in state and regional competitions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, student and professional recitals, choral festivals and concerts, and music camps.

Libby and her husband Larry have four children and twenty-one grandchildren.