Gabe Harley formerly taught as a middle school choir teacher in the Delaware public schools for five years. Although a Delaware native, Gabe was also the Baritone staff singer for St Peter’s Episcopal church in Philadelphia, PA since 2019. Additionally, Gabe is an active member of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir which is under the direction of Dr. Joe Miller and in collaboration with the Philadelphia Orchestra. An advocate for diverse learners in the choral classroom, Gabe incorporates student lead music education in his classroom daily and always is eager to learn more pedagogy. Currently, Gabe is continuing his voice studies with Dr. Christopher Arneson from Westminster Choir College and is a firm believer in vocal health inside and outside the classroom. Prior to his work in public schools, Gabe received his Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from Westminster Choir College in 2018. In 2022, Gabe Co-Directed the “Sing Philadelphia” children’s choir summer camp at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Mr. Harley is no stranger to children’s choirs. At age 8, Gabe joined the Wilmington Children’s Chorus in Wilmington, Delaware. He is grateful for the lifelong friendships he has made, as well as the astounding music education and choral excellence that has surrounded his upbringing. Mr. Harley’s involvement in WCC has greatly impacted his teaching, pedagogy and learning. Mr. Harley is excited to be on the team at Miami Children’s choir and cannot wait for the year to get started! In the fall of 2023, Gabe will begin working towards his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music!