Music Ministry

Director of Music- Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a singer/songwriter based in the Tampa Bay area. Her vocal style encompasses many genres - pop, jazz, country, r&b, classic and hard rock.

Leah studied classical vocal performance at the University of South Florida under Annetta Monroe. She was lead vocalist for the jazz ensemble The Bookends in the early 1990's. Since then, she has performed with The Journey Band as one of several vocalists (various styles), as a guest vocalist with the Crystal Blue band (classic rock), as lead female vocalist for the Dogtrax Band (hard and classic rock), and lead female vocalist for the Standing 8 Count Jazz Ensemble. She is currently female vocalist/percussionist for the duo Acoustic Harmony (popular music of the 60's-90's as well as original material).

Leah is a staff songwriter for the Songs of Love organization (songsoflove.org), which provides custom songs for children with terminal illnesses. She writes the lyrics, composes the music, records and produces the songs in her home studio.


 Logan Brown- Pianist

Logan attended Baylor University where he majored in Piano and Voice. Since then, he has been in demand as a Music Director for theatre in many areas of the country including New York, New England, Michigan, Arkansas, Florida and the Southeast. In addition to his numerous and varied musical theatre credits (from Nunsense and Little Shop of Horrors to Candide and Sweeney Todd), he is also an accomplished accompanist/vocal coach in the classical music field, working with the Metropolitan Opera auditions, as well as for private lessons and recitals, and his accompaniments have been heard in Italy and Montreal. He has accompanied masterclasses with opera luminaries such as Paul Plishka, Benita Valente, John Alexander, Frank Little, Tito Capobianco and Sherrill Milnes.

 

In February of 2006, he made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York as accompanist (When We No Longer Touch) and singer (Sing for the Cure), again under the direction of Dr. Seelig. With the Broadway Theatre Project as an Assistant Music Director/Arranger, he has worked closely with Ben Vereen, Nancy Dussault, Patrick Wilson, and Frank Wildhorn. He has also been on staff for Sherrill Milnes’ and Maria Zouves’ V.O.I.C.Experience and has done recital work for Opera Tampa Apprentices. He was the accompanist for Renata Scotto’s masterclass at the Straz Center in Tampa, and works regularly in coachings with Sherrill Milnes. He is legally married to his wonderful longtime partner, Michael.

 

The Unity of Tampa Music Ministry is exciting, original and diverse.

Our Music Team creates an inspirational blend of spirit filled traditional music with the latest in spirit raising New Thought and original songs.

Unity of Tampa's choir is over 80 years old and can be heard singing anything from gospel to Mendelssohn to pop music arrangements.

 

All of our Music Team strive for an ever-increasing level of excellence and a good variety of musical expression. But their highest goal is to have fun making music that lifts our spirits!

 

Percussionist Alvon Griffin adds great energy to our services. He is an accomplished musician with the ability to assimilate new material quickly. The band enjoys accompanying choir pieces, solo songs and playing instrumental arrangements as well.

 

At Unity of Tampa, we regularly feature the talented members of our congregation who perform wonderful solo pieces our join in with our choir and band for some truly magical moments.

 

Each year the Music Ministry gives a special concert featuring the best of our choir and band pieces plus performances by many members of our congregation. The show can range from a classical violin piece to hilarious musical comedy to the spirit filled spoken word.
 

Our Music Ministry at Unity of Tampa enjoys the admiration and support of our congregation. We recently conducted a survey to gage how pleased our congregation is with the music and our team. With an overwhelming number of responses, our Music Ministry scored an impressive 8.5 on a 10 point scale!