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Our Community Music Director


Homeretta Ayala

Homeretta Ayala, the Music Director at Dickey Memorial has been involved as an organist, music director for churches in Florida, the Virgin Islands and Maryland for the past 55 years.  She started her musical journey in Key West, Florida where she studied piano, organ and accordion.  She holds degrees in music from Florida State University and a Master’s Equivalency  from Towson State.  Among her other degrees are Masters in Library Media Technology from Western Maryland, a Masters Certificate in ESOL from UMBC, and a Masters certificate in Educational Administration from Loyola.  Her choirs have performed throughout the Caribbean, England, and the Macy’s Day parade.  She has also performed at Longwood Gardens.  She has been actively involved in musical theater as well with more than 100 shows to her credit.  Her other passions include water sports, crafting, and travel.  When not involved in music she teaches ESOL for CCBC, and Esperanza Center where she is currently the Adult Program Coordinator. She took the position At DMPC after serving 18 years at the historic Mt. Vernon Place UMC.  In her own words, “It is amazing where God leads you. I am so honored be serving at Dickey Memorial.  I can’t wait to see our music and programs continue to grow in love, compassion, and harmony🎶."

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