Mary Kellogg is the co-owner of the Titanic Museum in Branson, MO and in Pigeon Forge, TN. She was a producer for Disney for many years. She is deeply involved in helping local communities through the arts
Danny Griffin is a professor of music and director of the vocal and instrumental ensemble at Crown College in Powell, TN and he has performed and conducted throughout the world. He currently performs at the Titanic Museum in a regular basis.
Mary Kellogg, an owner of the Titanic Museum, and Danny Griffin, professor of music at Croen College, have been working together for eight years to provide a venue that allows his students to perform in a regular basis. The performances at the museum have become part of the curriculum for the vocal and instrumental ensembles. Many of the students at Crown said that the most rewarding experience they have had at Crown have been their times at the titanic
My name is Regan henry. I have been playing violin since I was four years old and have enjoyed serving the Lord by playing it in church and the community in my hometown, as well as having the privilege of playing with the Crown College Instrumental ensemble.
Crown College has impacted my life in many ways. After graduation, God showed me that it was His will for me to attend Crown and complete the cosmetology program. During my first semester, God opened the door for me to be able to play in the instrumental ensemble. It has been such a blessing to me to be able to take part in it, and I have enjoyed it so much. Getting to participate in the titanic and play with other talented musicians has been the highlight of my semester. Being able to play and learn about those who died in the titanic shipwreck has opened my eyes that it is imperative that we tell people of the Savior who died for us. I want to thank Crown College and the Titanic Museum for the opportunity to play and serve the Lord through music!
My name is Annie Gritton, and I was raised in southwest Florida. It was there that my love for music began to be fostered. My mom plays the piano, and she taught me the basics when I was young, but I only started to take off with it when I was a teenager. I also had the incredible opportunity to be a part of a homeschool organization that offered concert bands and orchestras to children. This band is where I took on the flute and my love for music really took off.
Those opportunities mentioned aforehand do not compare with the opportunities I’ve received since going to the Crown College. Once I met Mr. Griffin, one of our incredible faculty members and the director of the vocal and string ensemble, he plugged me into different outlets where I could use my music. One of those outlets was the Titanic Museum. All of the practices and preparation that we put into performing there has transformed me into an accompanist for the vocal and string ensemble. Not only do I get to play the piano there, but I also get to perform on the flute. But what makes this opportunity so different is because it has taught me the importance of music. Every song we sing and play is done in honor of the musicians who gave their lives on the Titanic. They recognized the power of music and comforted those dying on the sinking boat.
I am incredibly grateful to Mr. Griffin and the Titanic Museum for providing me with such an incredible opportunity and for teaching me the importance of music.
The experience of leading our vocal ensemble at The Titanic Museum touched a deep chord in me. Acting was a career I considered and the opportunity to use my skills to perform at The Titanic Museum was a dream come true. Writing is also a love of mine so when I was asked to create the monologues that would introduce each of the Christmas songs for the “Christmas is Here at the Titanic Museum” video I felt so blessed. The more I learned about the people who wrote these Christmas Classics, the more I truly understood the words and the more real they become for me as I sang. I was greatly blessed by the incredible opportunity that The Titanic Museum was so generous in giving me.
“The experience of leading our vocal ensemble at The Titanic Museum touched a deep chord in me. Acting was a career I considered and the opportunity to use my skills to perform at The Titanic Museum was a dream come true. Writing is also a love of mine so when I was asked to work with a script based on the true life experience of actual passengers of The Titanic I felt so blessed. The Titanic Museum was so generous in giving me this opportunity.”