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Collaborative Pianist & Music Theory

Vocal Music


Lynne' Gray, a native Washingtonian, is a respected liturgist, arranger, director and composer. Her
keen understanding of faith and worship is clearly prevalent in her Psalm settings and energetic
spirit. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Piano
Performance from The Catholic University of America. During her musical training, Ms. Gray also
studied voice and organ. Known as a respected Vocal coach and accompanist, Ms. Gray shared her
love for voice in ministry throughout the United States. As a well-respected liturgist and worship
leader, Ms. Gray had the privilege of serving on the Archdiocese of Washington Liturgical Music
Committee, has given numerous workshops on Spirituality, liturgical music ministry, proclamation
of word and the importance of music within the liturgical experience. Ms. Gray is currently the
Director of Music Ministry at St. Anthony of Padua in Washington, D.C. where she has served in
Ministry for 40 years. She is also the Director of the Archdiocese of Washington Gospel Mass Choir
who were blessed to sing during the Papal Mass for Pope Benedict XVI when he visited
Washington, D.C. on April 17, 2008.

Ms. Gray served as the liturgist/music director for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB) Catholic Social Ministry Gathering during the years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
During this gathering of liturgical ministers, she worked with the Liturgy Committee in the planning of the liturgies, the selection of the music needed for the liturgies, and providing music and ensembles for the liturgies. Most recently, Ms. Gray was selected and served as the Director of Music for the 2023 National Black Catholic Congress – Congress XIII – held in Washington, D.C. – a gathering of over 3,000 Black Catholics from throughout the United States. The theme for Congress XIII “Write the Vision: A Prophetic Call To Thrive”. It was at the 2023 National Black Catholic Congress that Ms. Gray served on the Liturgy Committee to create numerous liturgical celebrations, selected music for each liturgical celebration, and led a 150-person vocal and instrumental ensemble. Since 2020, Ms. Gray has served on the Liturgical Instruction Team of CLEF (Catholic Liturgical Ensemble Formation) that takes place during Summer in Milford, Ohio at the Jesuit Spiritual Retreat Center. It is at this Summer Institute that Ms. Gray’s led and taught sessions in Spirituality in Music Ministry, Vocal Coaching, and Liturgical Ensemble Coaching. This program was created and founded by Bobby Fisher and Steve Petrunak.

Recent highlights that have taken place in Ms. Gray’s Spiritual journey include her published hymn
text “Great God Of Love” in the hymnary entitled “Unite Our Hearts”, published by OCP (2021) –
a beautiful compilation of hymn texts crafted and inspired by Woman Composers; Selection as a
director and participant in the 2023 Carnegie Hall Concert “Voices in the Hall” featuring ValLimar
Jansen and John Angotti – Ms. Gray was selected as a participating director to conduct a 250-
person choir; 2023 Awardee of the Sr. Thea Bowman Community Builder Award – this award was
given to Ms. Gray by The Catholic University of America for her many years of Service in the
Brookland Area and as an Alumni of Catholic University.

As a full-time instructor at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Ms. Gray
has a passion also for education. She is the Coordinator of Music Theory at The Duke Ellington
School of the Arts as well as a respected Vocal Coach. In 2007, Ms. Gray received a Distinguished
Music Educator of the Year Award from Yale University in recognition of her excellence in teaching
youth. Ms. Gray gives all glory to God for the wonderful works he continues to do through her.

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