Susan Hoitt is in her nineteenth year as Artistic Director of Mobile’s Singing Children. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, with dual emphasis in choral and instrumental music. Susan has broad teaching experience in public school choral music, community choir and band. Her choirs have earned consistent superior ratings at district and state festivals. Also experienced serving churches in Mississippi and Alabama, Mrs. Hoitt is currently the Coordinator of Children’s Choirs at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church.
Under her direction, MSC has been selected for MS-ACDA and AL-AMEA conferences while also regularly performing with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Mobile Opera. During Hoitt’s tenure, many of MSC’s outstanding musicians have continued music education, becoming teachers and/or performers while many others have moved on to other outstanding professional careers. Her special skills, innovative teaching style and dedication to her students is reflected through the lives of MSC alumni and on display during live performances. Mrs. Hoitt selects a broad and challenging repertoire designed to build musical skills and develop confidence in each singer.
Nurturing the community found in music making is of supreme importance and our team is proud of and grateful for singers, parents and the Mobile community who have helped us sustain our mission well into our 5th decade!
Greg Wiggins has performed in over 85 countries on 6 continents as pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator, clinician and vocal coach. Mr. Wiggins currently serves as an instructor at the Alabama School of the Arts specializing in piano and commercial voice. He is the director for the piano ensemble Elite 88, as well as the Alabama Repertory Company which is the ASOTA musical theater ensemble.
His association with the University of Mobile and the Roger Breland Center of Performing Arts began in 2005 as arranger and continues to this day where he composes and arranges for multiple ensembles in the department. Before Mr. Wiggins began his years of extensive travel as pianist, Greg served as a worship pastor for over 14 years, was keyboardist / arranger for the Gospel Hall of Fame group TRUTH, arranged or produced over 20 recordings, and wrote 3 musicals.
Mr. Pryor is in his 35th year of teaching. Presently working in the Mobile (AL) County Public School System, he is Music Director (Band-Choir) at Grand Bay Middle School.
During his long career, Mr. Pryor has served as Director of Bands at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School from 1989-1994; Music Director at St. Dominic Catholic High School in O’Fallon, MO from 1994-97; Music Director at Faith Academy in Mobile, AL. from 1997-2016; Director of Music at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, AL. from 2016-2020.
In other roles, Mr. Pryor has been guest conductor/ clinician for many District and State Honor Bands. He is a past ABA District VII Chairman/Vice Chairman and also a past AVA District VII. Chairman.
Mr. Pryor is a member of ABA, AMEA, NAfME, NBA, ASBDA and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He was awarded the “Citation of Honor” in 2005 and 2015 from the NBA.
Board of Directors
The MSC parent council is an invaluable asset driving success for the organization. Many great thanks for their leadership!
Caroline McDonald, President
Cynthia Wentworth, Fundraising
Stacey Clark, Hospitality
Monique Gray, Librarian & Secretary
Jenny Jauregui, Uniforms
Jacie Booker, Uniforms
Ben Ward, Marketing
John Hoitt, Website