CMA Staff Bio’s

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Mrs. Ann-Etta H. Booze, MspecEd

Founder/CEO/Educator

Ann Booze has been ministering in music through the saxophone for 26 years. She is a nationally known recording artist residing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ann is the Co-founder of Booze International Music along with her husband Norman A. Booze as well as the Founder of the newly created Creative Music Academy,LLC. She is an Author of the new book “The Sounds of Life Musician’s Devotional, she has also taught Special Education for 10 years as a teacher and 6 as a teacher assistant. CEO and Founder of Creative Music Academy, INC for one year.

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, she bore her taste in musical travel; going to different churches and church conventions with her parents. This gave her the ability to develop and grow more and gain experience through her musical endeavors. She also had the opportunity to be trained by some of the greatest gospel artists in their day; such as Dr. Vernard Johnson and the Church of God in Christ Orchestra, Dorinda Clark-Cole & Karen Clark-Sheard with the Church of God in Christ Choir, and many many more. She also trained and traveled with the Oklahoma Civil Rights Activist, Mrs. Clara Luper, as Miss Black Oklahoma and the NAACP Act-So competition.

As time progressed, Ann developed an outstanding reputation of playing her saxophone. She started with being one of the opening acts for Shirley Caesar in Oklahoma City. Then it moved to playing on national TV. It then allowed her the opportunity to play with Kim Stratton and Jo Ann Rasario. She also had the honor and privilege to play with singer and songwriter Jonathan Dunn.

Ann’s sound is smooth and uniquely created; it is very versatile; she has been featured on rap CD’s such as “The Rise” created by the Preachaholicz, as well as smooth relaxing meditation music such as “Breathe on Me” Created by the Judea Praise musicians. She also played on “The Cut” created by Rob Clay and many more, to name a few. Finally, as Ann Booze has come through many avenues of life to create her sound; she and her husband Norman Booze have released her single “He is Faithful”.

De’ Aundra S. Smith

Educator

De’ Aundra S. Smith is a proud single mother of three, a middle school son and elementary daughters.

De’ Aundra has been in the educational system for 8 years, 1 year as a classroom volunteer and PTO officer, 1 year as a substitute teacher, 5 years as a Teacher’s Assistant and going into her second year as a classroom teacher.

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, she has always had a love for Singing, Dancing and Acting and has since pinned herself, a Minister of the Arts. As time progressed, De’ Aundra developed a reputation in all of the above named areas and has traveled to different areas to do so; Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton and Arkansas.

Educationally De’ Aundra graduated Del City High School as a B plus student, attended Rose State College to obtain her Associates in Theatre and Langston University for her Bachelors in Education.

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