Founded in 2017, the Shreveport Bossier Community Chorale seeks to build community and enrich lives though the choral arts by providing meaningful, artistic musical performances. Our vision is that the creative programming of each concert will engage both singers and audiences alike and inspire and empower all through the power of music. The choir is led by Dr. Luke Lusted and is made up of volunteer singers from across northwest Louisiana.

Dr. Luke Lusted

Artistic Director and Conductor

Dr. Luke Lusted currently serves as the Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. His role includes leading the music ministries, serving as the Executive Director of AFTA, and leading the SB Community Chorale as their Artistic Director and Conductor. He is a professional tenor and has performed and recorded with groups such as the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale and the Grammy-nominated True Concord Voices and Orchestra, where he was also the former Assistant Director. Luke holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting, the Master of Music in Choral Conducting, both from the University of Arizona, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana Tech University. As an active singer, Luke has performed across the United States and Europe with notable conductors including Dale Wareland, Charles Bruffy, Joshua Habermann, Anton Armstrong, Chris Gabbitas, and Eric Holtan and in prestigious venues such as Ely Cathedral, Wiener Musikverein, Rudolfinum’s Dvořák Hall, and Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.

Dr. Gay Grosz

Collaborative Pianist

A native of Shreveport, Dr. Gay Grosz is Assistant Professor at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College where she teaches applied piano, keyboard literature, piano pedagogy, and music theory, and she also directs the accompanying and chamber music program.  Dr. Grosz received her undergraduate degree from Centenary College where she studied with Constance Carroll.  She received both her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from LSU in Baton Rouge.  Dr. Grosz serves as organist at First Baptist Church in Shreveport, and she is also a member of the faculty of the FBC Academy for the Arts.  She is principal pianist for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Evangeline Trio and the Baroque Artists of Shreveport.