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Charles McCartha is Director of Music Ministries at the First United Methodist Church of Tallassee, Alabama, where he has served since 1993. Throughout his career in music, he has enjoyed composing and arranging a variety of styles of music, both sacred and secular.
Charles studied piano and organ with Dr. John W. Tamblyn and voice and vocal coaching techniques with Dr. Jeff Gilbreath, both of Auburn University. In addition, he studied theory and composition with Dr. Jamie Henke of the University of Wisconsin‑Madison, DCS. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and is a recipient of ASCAP awards.
Since his first publication in 2010, Charles's work can now be found in the catalogs of the Lorenz Corporation under their Lorenz and Heritage Music Press imprints, Abingdon Press, Shawnee Press under their Mark Foster, Harold Flammer, and WorshipSongs Jr. imprints, Hope Publishing Company, Choristers Guild, Augsburg Fortress, and Fred Bock Music Company.
Charles and his wife, Ida, have two grown daughters, Katherine and Lauren. They enjoy spending time with their three young grandchildren.