Charles is a resident of Carneys Point, New Jersey, and has
been teaching music in Pennsville, New Jersey since 1969. He received a BA degree
in Music Education in 1965 and a MA in music from Glassboro State College (now
Rowan University) in 1975, with an applied music emphasis in conducting. He is
also a certified music supervisor and school administrator, completing that
certification in 1979.
Mr. Musser is one of the original members of the Brass
Society, and has been president since its inception. Charles moved from
playing trumpet to French horn and then to the position of music director of the
Brass Society in 1988.
Since 1980 Mr. Musser has been the music director of
Union Presbyterian Church, directing several choirs. Mr. Musser is also the
founder and music director of the Salem Community College Oak Singers, a college
community chorale with over fifty members. He has performed as a vocal soloist
in many regional music performances, including the music direction
of several major works. He has been active in the past in local community theater.
Prior to coming to this area, Mr. Musser was an officer in the U.S. Navy he was assistant director of the Naval
Air Training Command Choir where
while in flight training in Pensacola, Florida. In his spare time he can be found pursuing his hobby
of model railroading. He was formerly a certified Red Cross Swim Instructor and
Lifeguard Training Instructor, teaching at the YMCA of Salem County during the
winter months. Until 1995 summers were spent as director of the county YMCA day
camp, "Camp Crocket".
Mr. Musser has been married since 1964 to the
former Patricia I. Murphy of Vineland, a former music teacher and current
Financial Aid Administrator at Salem Community College. They have two married
children, Jennifer, born 1967, and Douglas, born in 1972. They are also grandparents of Grace Helen Grill, born in 1995, Steven Douglas Musser, born
in 1999, Natalie Irene Grill, born in February, 2000, and Mauricette Elizabeth Musser,
born in September, 2001.
E-mail: Charles H. Musser