Meet our Director, Jon Brinson
In September of 2015 Jon Brinson became the new director of the Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus of New Bern.
A graduate of Pamlico County High School, Brinson sang with the Southern Gentlemen during his senior year in high school and won first place in quartet competition in Greenville.
He taught elementary music for two years with Craven County Schools after graduating from East Carolina University with a degree in music education with a voice major.
Now the owner of a Nationwide insurance agencies company located in New Bern and Bayboro, Brinson has been married to his wife, Sheila, for 19 years, and has three children.
Jon has been active as a music director for several churches and is currently a member of the choir at the New Life Church in New Bern.
Joining his father as a member of the Chorus is Jace Brinson, the newest and youngest member of the Chorus. Jace Brinson is a 10th-grader at the Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern. He sings tenor in the school choir, the church choir and in the Southern Gentleman Barbershop Chorus.