Charlie began singing in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. at an early age. A graduate of the Landon School, he studied vocal arranging and directing under the tutelage of Thaddeus Cavuoti while participating in both the chorus and madrigal groups. When he was a senior, he founded and directed the pop group Gang of Six. Charlie went on to study classical vocal performance at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, and Wake Forest University.
Charlie has been a section leader, soloist, and cantor at Christ Episcopal Church in Rockville for 15 years, and recently toured England with the ensemble. He performed solos in Westminster Abbey, Ely Cathedral, St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle, and led Evensong Services at Canterbury Cathedral. Charlie has performed professionally around the country in many classical and pop vocal ensembles, on tours in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and the Grand Bahamas. He has also participated in Master Classes with Ben Heppner and Denise Graves, and is currently studying with Don Wiggins.
In college, Charlie was a member and director of the Vanderbilt Variations, and then directed Wake Forest Temporary Reprieve, while continuing to perform with Gang of Six. He recorded and produced several albums with these groups, as well as sharing a billing with Paul McCartney and The B-52s at a gala charity event in Los Angeles with Gang of Six. Charlie currently performs bass and vocal percussion with the Washington, D.C. pop group Euphonism, which was recently nominated for two CARA awards for their EP, which he produced and mixed.
When Charlie is not involved in all things musical, he enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his wonderful family.