Marvin Gaspard is an active performer, composer, arranger, and recording artist. He began studying piano at the age of five and was playing organ and piano and directing his first children's choir in his home church by age 13. By college, he was proficient in piano, organ, harp, trumpet, French horn, and melodic percussion, and had begun writing and arranging music for area schools and churches. His career as a professional musician began in Houston in the 80s earning him recognition as one of the city’s leading musicians. He is the Director of Music, Organist/Choirmaster of St. Luke's Presbyterian Church where he directs the Chancel Choir and Ensemble (chamber choir), and oversees St. Luke's Ringers (handbell choir). St. Luke's Chancel Choir has appeared twice in New York City's Carnegie Hall, once to perform the Fauré "Requiem" and again to sing in the Shawnee Press 70th Anniversary Gala Concert, which included the performance of Mr. Gaspard's arrangement of "America the Beautiful."