About our Director

Celie Holmes, Music Director, spent her formative years in Norway and the United Kingdom and brings a strong music background to the group. She trained in the English choral tradition both in England and here in Virginia (Roanoke College '91.) While at Roanoke she sang with the College Choir and the select Collegium Musicum, and over the years played violin in several orchestral and chamber music groups.


When she's not in front of the Star City Sounds, Celie performs solo jazz vocals at private events, restaurants, wineries and other venues in and around the greater Roanoke area. She's also Music Director for Smith Mountain Lake’s men’s barbsershop chorus The Smith Mountain Lake Harmeneers.

Celie retired to Boones Mill in 2016 after a successful career in real estate, and is having a wonderful time out in the country!