With unmistakable creativity and unparalleled compassion for the coming generations, Brenda Marshall–McClure is more than just the music director at St. Philip’s School and Community Center in Dallas. She heads up the music division at the parochial school near Dallas’ historic Fair Park, which includes creative oversight over recitals, press events, and all performances within and outside of St. Philip’s walls, including high-profile events which have placed her young performers – and her music – before celebrities like Magic Johnson, Gail Warrior, Savion Glover, Melba Moore, and legendary music pioneer Quincy Jones. But her musical prowess far exceeds her role in the classroom.
She has experience as a studio vocalist for commercial advertisements and has performed as a background vocalist in both the R&B and gospel arenas – performing with legends in both genres, from soulful diva Patti LaBelle to the inspirational T.D. Jakes. Her performance experiences as a vocalist have taken her to audiences in Barbados and the Republic of Kenya. A vocalist and songwriter in her own right, McClure’s musical training includes her master’s degree from Indiana University and B.S. from Kentucky State University, and she is often called upon to pen impromptu and original songs for various school events. She’s a licensed minister, mother of two talented daughters, and is now teaching and sharing music with a very special student at St. Philip’s School – her three year old granddaughter. Though she possesses years of experience and accomplishments, she’s only just begun to share her gifts with the world.