|Classics of Ebony Enterprises TM
Classics of Ebony EnterprisesTM is a musical force
that began in 1973 and continues to grow. NEVILLA E. OTTLEY began the Music School as a
home studio in her apartment living room in Silver Spring, Maryland. Born in Trinidad, she
has lived in the USA most of her life.
Attended La Sierra Academy, La Sierra, CA
Graduated from Caribbean Union College Secondary School, Maracas,
Graduated from Caribbean Union College Jr. College, A.A. (Music and
Passed the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Piano
Performance and Music Theory, Grade 8, 1966
Graduated from Andrews University, Berrien Spring, MI B. Mus. Ed.,
1971; M. A. (organ performance & music history), 1972
Graduated from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C.
M. Mus. (conducting), 1980
- Graduated from La Sierra Elementary School, La Sierra, CA
Some of her activities over the years include:
1973 Founded the Ottley Music Studio, a music
1976 Established Classics of Ebony Radio
1981 Founded The Nevilla Ottley Singers, Inc. in
Washington, D. C.
1983-88 World Bank/IMF Choral Society Music
1988 Co-founded the Takoma Park Symphony Orchestra
with Ellen Bunyan
1992 Co-founded the Kwame Awards with Edgar E.
1994 Co-founded Classics of Ebony Publishing, Inc.
1995 Spearheaded William Grant Still Centennnial
1997 Co-founded Classics of Ebony Enterprises with
1998 Formed Ottley Keyboard Orchestra
EDGAR E. ADJAHOE was born in Ghana, West Africa, and
has lived most of his life in the USA. He began is elementary school education in
Mooresville, North Carolina, his mothers home town, but moved with his family to
Westbury, Long Island where his father served as Minister of the Westbury A.M.E. Zion
Graduated from Westbury Elementary School, Long
Graduated from Westbury High School
Graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell,
S. D., B.S. (biology major, music minor), 1964
BassoonistSummers 1963 and 1964, Long Island
Peace Corps Training, in North Carolina 1964
His activities during the years are as follows:
1965-1968 U. S. Army (in Vietnam 3 months) Walter
Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D. C. Biological research.
1968-1970 National Institutes of Health, worked in
Clinical Labs to develop chromosome studies in patients.
1970-1983 Veterans Hospitals in Oakland, CA, Tacoma,
WA and the Veterans Administration, D. C. Research Administrative Officer
1984-1985 Maryland Correctional Institutions
Clinics, Jessop, Maryland Infectious Disease Specialist
1985-1987 Veterans Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Medical Administration Officer
1987-1999 Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Health
Specialist, and later he developed and was appointed Deputy Director, Facility Management
He stayed in touch with music serving
1985-Present, The Nevilla Ottley Singers, Inc.,
1990-1995, Takoma Park Symphony Orchestra, Takoma
Park, Maryland, Executive Director and bassoonist
1994-Present, Takoma Park SDA Church Sabbath School
His over 2 dozen awards and certificates include
1984 American Symphony Orchestra League, Washington,
D.C. Orchestra Management Certificate
1990 District of Columbia Hospital Association Award
1995 Dakota Wesleyan University Alumni of the Year
1995 Walter Reed Army Medical Center Gold Coin for
Now Mr. Adjahoe is the Co-owner and CEO of Classics of
He will be glad to hear from you regarding anything in