Doctor of Worship Studies, Liberty University (2020)
Master of Music, Andrews University
Bachelor of Music, Washington Adventist University
Anwar Ottley is an Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities at Washington Adventist University. He is also the Pastor of Worship at the Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church located in Takoma Park, Maryland. He is a published composer and arranger whose works have been premiered and performed in venues across the country including, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Washington National Cathedral.
He has served as a rehearsal conductor of the Washington Master Chorale, where he studied conducting with the artistic director, Thomas Colohan, and he is currently a member of the Jason Max Ferdinand Singers. His list of teachers also include Timothy Sharp, Stephen Zork, Claudio Gonzalez, James Bingham, and Mark Willey. He has conducted clinics, festivals and workshops for both choral music and worship.
Ottley holds a Doctor of Worship Studies degree from Liberty University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting degree from Andrews University, and Bachelor of Music degree from Washington Adventist University. While his passion is choral music, it is also his desire to equip the next generation of musicians with the tools needed for worship ministry and leadership. He, his wife Sharlene, and his sons Jude and Ellis, currently reside in the Washington DC Area.