Chloe Wright graduated with a Bachelor of Music in All-Level Music Education from East Texas Baptist University in May 2021. Her principal instrument is a B-flat clarinet, and she spends long hours practicing for her various performances. After her father, USMC SSGT Jeffrey Wright, passed, she explored using her skills in the counseling setting. She is inspired by music therapy and is pursuing a master's degree in counseling. Her dream is to become a licensed professional counselor working alongside veterans affairs and armed services.
At East Texas Baptist University alone she has participated in the Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, Musical Pit Orchestra, Woodwind Chamber Ensembles, Percussion Chamber Ensembles, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and the Roar Corps Pep Band. She has also participated in the Music Celebrations International Austria Concert World Stage Global Study and Serve Tour with East Texas Baptist University, the Southwestern Music Festival at Dallas Meyerson Symphony Center, the award-winning East Texas Symphonic Band, and the Young Artist Concert for National Federation of Music Clubs with the Marshall, Texas Chapter. She has also participated in her local community theatre and churches.
Chloe’s impressive resume includes Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology Member; National Association of Future Music Educators Alumni; Tau Beta Sigma Iota Beta Chapter President, Vice President, and Alumni; Texas Future Music Educators President and Alumni; and Tri-M Honor Society Council Officer and Alumni. Her volunteerism spreads wide as well, and includes libraries, assisted living facilities, her college and high school, her sorority Tau Beta Sigma, a food bank, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Vacation Bible School.
Chloe’s father, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Wright, was injured during combat operations in Iraq and suffered from dysthymic disorder upon his return. Aside from sharing his red hair with Chloe, he also played trumpet and shared his love of music with Chloe. He was her best friend, and she misses him very much.
NGS would also like to thank our amazing partner, the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, for their support in making Chloe’s dreams come true.