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TEAM

Helping Students Grow

Our incredible team is truly the heart of Creative Music Academy. It’s their dedication, passion and talent that keeps students invested in the learning process. Take a look below to learn more about the team.

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Ann-Etta H.Booze, MspecEd

Founder/CEO/Educator/Musician

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, INC. 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”.

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Champale Butler

Educator/ Tutor

Hello present and future families! My name is Champale Butler, but many call me Ms. B. I have 3 children, 1 cat, and 1 kitten. I earned my Associates in Arts and Bachelor's of Science in Psychology degrees at Mid-America Christian University. I plan to continue pursuing a masters degree in Child Development and Intervention at Southeastern Oklahoma State University next fall. I am the owner of Advanced Learning and Intervention Services LLC (ALIS LLC) which seeks to increase one’s knowledge, readiness, and many skills necessary to succeed within home and school. I am super excited to be partnering with CMA, INC., and look forward to working and learning collaboratively with everyone!

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Elijah Golson

Musician/ Music Educator

From a young age, Elijah Golson’s (aka Eli), Musical journey began. Growing up in the Pentecostal church with a choir-directing Grandmother, music was instilled in him from a very young age. At the age of 6, Elijah became his church’s drummer, traveling with the church and the church choir in and out-of-town for different engagements, but soon his grandma would figure out, his only sole purpose wasn’t just for the drums, and at age 8, she enrolled Elijah in Piano Lessons with Dr. A.L. Ellis, where he studied not only piano but the Hammond organ as well.

At the age of 11, Elijah was appointed the Youth Choir Director, where he taught and conducted the choir and led them during multiple performances. With the help of his grandmother, who taught him how to conduct choirs, his success was beginning to be seen not only in the church walls but across the OKC Metro area, traveling with the youth choir and having the opportunities to perform in other churches.

At the age of 13, after playing piano and organ regularly on Sunday mornings, and being the youth choir director, Elijah was appointed as Minister of Music, which made Elijah the overseer of the music department across the entire church brotherhood and its multiple locations. In this leadership role, Elijah directed and rehearsed both the Youth, and Senior Choirs, prepared the annual spring concert, and convention mass choirs, and prepared the church band. Elijah held this position faithfully until his departure of that church in January of 2018.

In March of 2020, Elijah took the charge as Minister of Music of the Greater Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK. Where he serves today. 

Not all of Elijah’s Music success has taken place in the church. Elijah served as a Drum major of the Midwest City High School Bomber Band his Junior and Senior Years of High School, becoming the Head Drum Major during his Senior Year. Winning awards from the band, school, and acknowledgments across the community.

Elijah is excited to be a part of CMA, to teach the next generation of musicians the art of music and how music can change not only their lives, other’s around them as well.

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Lora Carter

Artist/Art Educator

Lora Carter, an art teacher with three years of experience in a charter school, earned the prestigious Teacher of the Year award in April 2006. She holds a Certificate in Art Therapy, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and is currently pursuing dual enrollment in a Master of Education and a Master of Criminal Justice Administration at Oklahoma Central University (OCU). Lora showcased her artistic talent for four years at the Contemporary Art Gallery in North Park Mall. In 2005, she transitioned to a therapeutic role as a therapist at the Center Point Institute (CPI) within the prison system. This career shift allowed her to utilize art as a potent therapeutic tool for incarcerated individuals facing diverse challenges. Lora continues to be a beacon in her community, using art to foster communication and healing.

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Valerie Rollins

Photographer/ Photography Educator

Valerie has been shooting for 18+ years. She is the mama to five beautifully amazing, unique and hilarious girls.  She believes that life should be lived fully and documented truly – for ourselves and those we love! She knows wholeheartedly that what makes each of us beautiful is not how we look but it is our essence. Her superpower is capturing that and reflecting it back to you!

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 Clyde Ates

IT/Coding Educator

Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science, associate degree in Electronics Engineering, 5 years of in-home foster care with various agencies, 6 months at Sequoya Group Home in Chickasha as Therapeutic Counselor, 6 months at El Reno High as Counselor, 3 years as founder and leading Glory4ever ministering to feed and minister to the homeless, and 25 years of IT experience in a hardware, software and networking.

I have great love for my wife of 33 years marriage and have a family that includes a son, two daughters and 2 awesome grandsons. Not to forget 3 grands and another daughter named Cocoa, Lexi, Mister and newly acquired Ebony who are a variety of breeds of puppies that we all share and love. One of our favorite past times is traveling with the family. My personal favorite pastime of is basketball and yes the Houston Rockets are my team from way back to the twin towers no matter what. 

Founded of Glory4ever ministries and put together group of other ministries consisting of 4 churches to sponsor an all-day ministry program called Jesus in the Park 2 years in a row. It was an outreach program in connection with the Jesus House to minister to homeless in the downtown OKC area through food, spiritual dancing, gospel singing and preaching as well as one on one ministry showing love to the least of these.

25 years of IT experience in a variety of areas. Mastery of hardware and networking equipment with an assortment of certifications in hardware and software. 5 years with Seagate as a System Analyst specializing in project management and world wide administrator of client servers. 5 years at Dell as a Server Engineer. Mastered 5 generation of servers and network hardware and every operating system along the from DOS to WIN 10. Did troubleshooting, repair and configuration of servers, printers and networking equipment with multiple hardware and software certifications. 5 years as IT consultant doing troubleshooting, repair, installation and configuration of a variety of hardware and networking equipment.

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Kinzie Bullok

 Dance Instructor

Kinzie Bullock started her journey with dance at just 4 years old. She fell in love with it and decided to stick with it. She competed for 12 years in various styles, contemporary, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, and heels, but her favorites are jazz and tap. She has competed at competitions such as Primetime, Showbiz, Starbound and Starquest where the studio she danced with won Studio of Excellence. Along with competing she has taken classes at numerous conventions, Tremaine, Nuvo, Adrenaline, and was a scholarship finalist at West Coast Dance Explosion. When she’s not dancing she loves to read, act, and spend time with her friends and family.

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