Music Directors & Instructors

  • Dr. Clarence Knight
    FAME Jazz Band Artistic Director
    Former Chair and Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Bowie State University.
  • Alphonso Jiles
    FAME Jazz Band Associate Director & Music Theory Instructor
    Associate Director for the Band
  • Dr. Matt Rynes
    Music Director of FAME’s new Musicians in Training
    He also serves as the saxophone instructor for the FAME Jazz Band
  • Langston Hughes II
    Music Director, FAME Jazz Ensemble
    He is majoring at Howard University in Saxophone Jazz Studies 
  • Mark Copeland
    Music Advisor 
    Mark serves as music advisor to FAME’s CEO and program managers; and he conducts workshops
  • Allyn Johnson
    MASTER CLASS INSTRUCTOR
    Mark serves as music advisor to FAME’s CEO and program managers; and he conducts workshops
  • Eric McMillan
    MUSIC ADVISOR
    Mark serves as music advisor to FAME’s CEO and program managers; and he conducts workshops
  • Lorraine Montana
    FAME’s Trombone instructor
    She is a Music Education major at the University of Maryland College Park
  • Nat Adderley Jr.
    FAME FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
    Nat Adderley Jr. is best known for his work with Luther Vandross