A nonprofit organization

About Us

The History

— How it all began

The Prince George’s County Choral Society was founded as a nonprofit organization in 2021.  Shantal Russell, George Mason, Tre’Von Bray, Keenan Dupree, and Kenneth Boucher came together to curate an environment of professional and non-professional singers who will serve the community through music and philanthropy. Alumni of the Suitland High School for the Visual and  Performing Arts, their passion for music and commitment to the community will drive the success of The PGCCS. 

“When we sing together, we grow together” was the motto when thinking of a place to hoard our skills and help others come out of their shells to embrace the voice they have inside. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Prince George’s County Choral Society is to strengthen and unite the diverse communities of Prince George’s County through the art of choral singing. The PGCCS will collaborate with music professionals, community leaders, and other organizations in order to build community in Prince George’s County and beyond.

— What's Next

We’ve got tons of events coming for you this upcoming year. Take a look at some of our next events. 

When we sing together, we grow together.

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Team Members

meet pgccs

Shantal Russell


Shantal Russell currently serves as the Vocal Music Teacher at The Children’s Guild DC PCS. She has been a part of TCGDC team since 2016. Shantal graduated from Suitland High School Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Program in 2010 with a focus in classical training and vocal performance. After high school, Shantal attended the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She obtained her BA in Vocal Performance from the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut in December 2014. In her spare time, Shantal enjoys singing anytime she can. In 2014, she put out a series of R&B songs turned Gospel, called “Let’s Switch.” She also released her own single on iTunes, “Prince Charming.” A huge dream of hers is to write and perform a song for Disney. In addition to her own music, she has sung background vocals for well-known Gospel artist J.J. Hairston and a host of others. Shantal is eager to lead, as she serves as President of PGCCS!

Keenan Dupree


Keenan is a 2007 graduate of the Visual and Performing Arts program at Suitland High School. After graduating, he continued his education at Bowie State University, where he was a member of the Concert Choir, BSU Madrigal Singers, and Gospel Choir. Throughout his undergraduate journey his voice could be heard on WHUR as a member of the Andrew Rankin Memorial Choir. In 2008 he was selected to sing with the 105 Voices of History, an aggregation which he worked with until 2011, as a member of the Leadership Council. 

Keenan’s musical abilities have afforded him the opportunity to preform on many stages across the US including the Kennedy Center, and the Grand Ole Opry with notable conductors such as Norman Scribner, Roland Carter and Rev. Nolan Williams.
Keenan is ready to serve as your secretary.

Tre'Von Bray


Tre Bray is a graduate of University of Hartford with a B.M in vocal performance. He currently works at his church supporting as many ministries as  possible. In his spare time, Tre likes to explore outdoors and take road trips. With his keen attention to detail, Tre is the perfect fit to handle all things financially!

Anthony Davis

Media Manager

Anthony has had a passion for music since the tender age of 3. Singing in church where he gained his love for singing in choirs, “I just love harmonies and the blend has to be perfect to me”! Traveling across the world with Gerald T Smith & YouthNPraise. A 2009 graduate of Suitland High School for the Performing Arts. Now singing background vocals for a number of local artists such as “Ryan Collins”, he serves as a school bus driver where his students refer to him as the “Singing Bus Driver”. This year working on his own musical projects, Anthony couldn’t be more excited about starting this journey with the Prince George’s County Choral Society as your Media Manager!

Dr. Edryn Coleman

Artistic Director

Dr. Edryn J. Coleman currently teaches choir and piano at Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, MD. He has taught music at all levels: elementary, middle, and now high school. In addition to his public school teaching experiences he also brings years of higher education instruction from 3 universities. Each one of those experiences shaped his personal commitment to music education for every students at every level. 

Dr. Coleman is a very active guest conductor, adjudicator, and lecturer with appearances at national conferences for the American Choral Directors Association. In addition, his choirs have also performed for various state and local conferences.

Dr. Coleman is the immediate past President of the Maryland Choral Educators Association and the Maryland Choral Educators Association Representative on the Maryland/DC ACDA Chapter Board. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, he holds a BA in voice from Stillman College, an MME from Florida State University, and a DMA from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music at Shenandoah University. His teaching motto is “They’ll never care how much you know until they know how much you care!”

Raeshawn Parker

Raeshawn Parker is currently in her second year serving as a K-5 Vocal Music Teacher at Glenarden Woods ES and Perrywood ES. Her journey in music began in church as a young girl singing in the choir. She continued to grow her musical skills from elementary school through college. Raeshawn graduated from Suitland high school (VPA program) in 2016. Following High School, she attended the University of Hartford where she received her BA in Music Education and Vocal Performance in May 2021. Raeshawn loves to write music and enjoys singing Gospel, R&B, Pop, Jazz and Classical repertoire. She hopes to use her musical gifts to create inspiring music and orchestrate performances of all kinds. Raeshawn is very excited to serve as Assistant Artistic Director for the Prince George’s County Choral Society.