In addition to conductor and artistic director Rodney Wynkoop, our staff includes accompanist David Cole and Administrative Assistant Susan Parham.

David Cole is a native of Raleigh and has accompanied the Choral Society of Durham since 2015. He attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, on a piano scholarship, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music/Organ in 2000, and Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, graduating with a Master of Music degree in Church Music/Voice in 2002. He is sought after as an accompanist and vocal coach for organizations throughout the Triangle, including the NC Boys and Girls Choirs, high schools, and colleges. David serves as the Associate Minister of Music and Organist at The First Baptist Church of Henderson, having previously served churches in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina. David and his wife Tiffany are the proud parents of two children, Lillian (4) and Samuel (3).(April 2018)


Susan Parham serves as the Choral Society’s administrative assistant. She is a native of Durham and has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before joining the Choral Society, she was a full-time mom and volunteer in various organizations, including the Durham Public Schools.