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Contemporary Voice Instructor
DePaul University B.A Music
Full Sail University M.S Entertainment Business
Singer, composer, conductor, and entrepreneur Terry M. Henderson II began his musical journey at six, singing in the Chicago Children’s Choir. His twelve-year tenure with that organization allowed Terry to visit and perform all over the country, in over eight countries and sing in more than twenty different languages. Henderson also became proficient in the violin and piano through private instruction.
Terry can be credited with The Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Ravinia Festival, Bobby McFerrin, and Joffrey Ballet, Chance, the Rapper, to name a few. Terry currently is the Music Director at St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield, the 5th largest Catholic Parish in the country.
While making his mark on the music and artist community, he runs his own startup artist management company. In 2017, Terry made his opera conducting debut with the Floating Opera Company. Terry holds with a firm conviction that music has the power to change lives. Furthermore, he believes that music is one of the best ways to express oneself.