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Charles Arnette currently serves as Minister of Music at Enon Baptist, Associate Director at City Temple and Staff Musician at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1975 and his Master of Arts degree from Baltimore’s Historically Black University Morgan State in 1979. He began his teaching career in the Baltimore City Public School System as a Music Resource teacher retiring in 2012 after 31 years of service.

He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and was awarded the Service playing certificate. He has served on the Adjunct Music Faculty of Baltimore City Community College and currently on the Adjunct Faculty at Coppin State University teaching both “Survey of Jazz” and “African-American Music”.

He performs regularly in Baltimore as a freelance Jazz pianist as well as with the Charles Arnette and Friends Jazz Combo. He has released 3 CDs, which include his own arrangements of Hymns, Christmas Music and Love Songs- All available for purchase via

He is married to Miriam Brooks-Arnette and has one daughter, Seanta Camille Amette. He enjoys an active lifestyle of swimming, entertainment and community services. His favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”

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