Parris Lane - Vice President
Parris has a four-octave range that expands across several styles of music and is a PBS Emmy Nominated Actress and Singer. In 2010 she was nominated for "Las Vegas Best Jazz Singer,” and in 2011 voted as “Las Vegas Best Blues Singer.” She has performed all over the world touring Europe singing classical and Asia performing Jazz. As an actress, Parris had lead roles in stage shows such Jesus Christ Superstar, Purlie, Selma, and GodSpell.
Parris has and continues to perform for many dignitaries, celebrities, and has received numerous awards and accolades because of her work, including the Governor's Proclamation for producing and directing shows. She served on many active Boards, including Women In Film MD and NV chapters, and the National AIDS Memorial Grove.
She produced the acclaimed Faith-based Animated Musical for children entitled “Glorytoys,” and as an accomplished author has published two Children books and a book of Poetry. She is currently working on a soon to be released audio music book based upon an enslaved African girl with a unique gift of song as well as a Choral Music book.
Parris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mills College, majoring in Intermedia and Literary Works for Early Childhood Education, and a Master of Fine Arts-In Interdisciplinary Arts Degree from Goddard College.
She recently released the historical music audiobook entitled “Abella,” based upon an enslaved girl with a unique singing voice. Parris also published her first Choral Music book featuring the soundtrack from Abella.