Staff

Margaret Stinnett, Executive Director
Ken Berg, Music Director
Susan Berg, Associate Music Director
Nancy Kimberly, Choir Administrative Manager
Tricia Simpson, Choir Operations Manager

The Birmingham Boys Choir is pleased to partner with 
the following professional music educators:

David Berg
Jeff Caulk
Erin Evans
Christopher Josof
David Mandt
Michael Megginson

 

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Margaret Stinnett, Executive Director

Margaret Stinnett is the Executive Director for the Birmingham Boys Choir. She has over 25 years of business and non-profit experience and holds a degree in English and Music. A Birmingham native and the daughter of a second generation steel worker, her education began at Birmingham Southern College and was completed at the University of California in Irvine. Margaret has three magnificent children and enjoys meeting new people, fantastic food, attending quality, professional musical performances, going to France, literature and November.  Her mission is to introduce the state of Alabama to one of the finest boy choirs in the world.  Birmingham – this is YOUR choir!

 

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Ken Berg, Music Director

A native of the Virginia / North Carolina region, Ken Berg graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a BME in 1977 and an MME in 1981. For 28 years he was the Director of Choirs and Fine Arts Chairman at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham before retiring in 2005 to become the Music Minister and Composer in Residence at Mountain Brook Baptist Church.

In 2011, Ken retired from church work to become the 1st full-time Music Director of the BIRMINGHAM BOYS CHOIR, having been part time with them since 1978. He and his wife, Susan are the proud parents of two sons, Michael and David; both fine musicians in their own right!

Ken has served as a State and Southern Division officer with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and has also served on the Training Courses Committee of the Royal School of Church Music in America. In addition to touring extensively throughout Europe, Japan and North America, his choirs have sung at ACDA, OAKE and MENC State, Division and National Conventions.

Ken often serves as clinician and adjudicator throughout the U.S. His music is published with Alfred Music, Bella Voce Press (www.bellavocepress.com), Carl Fischer, Chorister’s Guild, Colla Voce, Emerson Music, Hal Leonard, Hinshaw Music, Kjos Music, MorningStar Music, National Music Publishers, Pavane Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishers and Walton Music.

 

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Susan Berg, Associate Music Director

Susan Berg earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Samford University.  She has worked for many years alongside her husband Ken with the Birmingham Boys Choir as the Director of the Junior Choristers (3rd – 5th graders), and also is the accompanist for the Senior Choristers.  Susan maintains a private piano studio in her home and has served as an officer for local and state Music Teachers’ Associations.  She has also served as church pianist and children’s choir coordinator in several churches in the Birmingham area.

 

Nancy Kimberly, Choir Administrative Manager

Nancy began serving as the Admin for the Birmingham Boys Choir after working for ten months as a volunteer. Previously, she was employed in the fields of banking and college admissions and worked as a community and parent volunteer.  She is the mother of a former BBC chorister who sang with the Bergs for ten years.  Because of her son’s exceptional experiences with the choir, she hopes to help the organization continue to grow and touch the lives of more young men in the Birmingham area.

 

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Tricia Simpson, Choir Operations Manager

Tricia Simpson grew up in Hendersonville, Tennessee.  She earned a B.S in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin and her M.Ed in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. She and her husband Bill have lived in Birmingham since 2000. Tricia has worked in banking, college student services and as a school counselor, while taking some time off in between to be at home with her children, Celia and Will (current senior chorister). Tricia also enjoys volunteering in her church and community, currently serving in the student ministry at Hunter Street Baptist Church, her neighborhood advisory council and the board of Hoover High School Choir Boosters. From an early age, Tricia has always enjoyed music and singing in choirs at church and school.  She is thankful to have children who are “choir kids” and feels honored to be part of the Birmingham Boys Choir staff.

 

David Berg

David Berg

David Berg grew up in the Birmingham Boys Choir. He began singing with the BBC in second grade and continued through high school. In 2004 he transitioned from chorister to music staff as a Music Assistant, a position he held until graduating from college in 2009 when he moved to Atlanta for post-graduate work. David has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Samford University and a Master of Divinity from The James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, in which he served as the Music Director for his senior year at Samford. Having returned to Birmingham, David is excited to rejoin the BBC family. In his nonmusical life, he serves as the Director of Family Ministries at Third Presbyterian Church.

 

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Jeff Caulk

Jeff Caulk grew up in Collierville, TN, where he played lots of soccer and sang in choir as well, all the while unaware how much better he was at music than soccer. After coming to his senses, he went to Samford University and earned a Bachelor’s in Vocal/Choral Music Education, Orff Levels 1 and 2 Certifications, and a Masters in Music Education. During that time, Mr. Caulk performed in shows and recitals, worked in local churches as a singer and children’s choir director, and began and still works with the Birmingham Boys Choir.

Mr. Caulk is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society of Music, and is on the board of the Alabama Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He currently teaches at Bagley and Irondale Community Schools in the Jefferson County School System as the K – 5 music teacher and middle school choir director.

He lives in Vestavia, AL with his wife, son, and daughter. Fun facts about Mr. Caulk: he was voted Most Likely to Brighten Your Day, his high school choir director was a groomsman in his wedding, and he is a twin.

 

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Erin Evans

Erin Evans has a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity for Women. Erin’s older brother was in the Birmingham Boys Choir (class of 1993), and Erin always wanted to join, despite the obvious setback. She finally got her chance when she was asked to be a part of the BBC family in 2006! Being a part of choirs at John Carroll Catholic High School, UAB, and the BBC, Erin has been fortunate enough to get to travel the world, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Ireland, Japan, and Costa Rica, as well as all around the United States.

 

Christopher Josof

Christopher Josof grew up with a passion for music performance and education. He began his choral education under Ken Berg at John Carroll Catholic High School. Christopher served as President of the choirs and developed a desire to lead. Once in college, Christopher began working with the BBC as a Music Assistant and participated in numerous tours and performances. His choral experience throughout his education helped him prepare to not only educate but to inspire young musicians. Christopher and his wife Katie are now the proud parents of Penelope, Desmond, and Benjamin.
 

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David Mandt

David Mandt began singing at the age of 8 in the third grade with the Birmingham Boys Choir, where he continued to sing for 10 years. He recently finished his Bachelor’s of Music Education from Florida State University.  At Florida State, he had the amazing opportunity to work with the esteemed faculty there: Dr. Andre Thomas, Dr. Judy Bowers, and Dr. Kevin Fenton. He served as President of multiple musical organizations at Florida State; each of these ensembles competed and traveled internationally to Europe, Asia, and Central America. He returned to Birmingham upon his graduation where he now teaches choir at Chelsea Middle School as well as sharing his talents with the BBC.

 

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Michael Megginson

Michael started singing with the Birmingham Boys Choir when he was 8 years old, and continued singing with them for the next 11 years. He traveled with the boys choir on tours to Florida, Japan, Arizona and New Mexico, and Costa Rica. His experience with the BBC afforded him the opportunity to start singing in the Samford University A Cappella Choir his senior year in high school, and to tour with them in Austria, Hungary, and France. He is still singing with that choir as a student at Samford University, where he is working to complete a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Music. He is thrilled to be back with the BBC teaching music theory.