Pamela Webb Tubbs
Pamela Webb Tubbs is a singer, pianist, conductor and coincidentally, a retired United States Navy captain. Her musical training began at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Bachelor of Arts, 1975) where she sang/studied conducting with Zoltán Kodály-protégé, Dr. Árpád A. Darázs. As a young woman seeking adventure and economic security, she embarked on a career in the U. S. Navy, while continuing to pursue music as a beloved avocation. Changing addresses many times over a 26-year military career, she sang in a dozen church choirs and was active in local community theatre productions. After retiring from the Navy, she lived overseas for many years; while in Japan, she was employed as Protestant Music Director, Traditional Chapel, Yokota Air Base (U.S. Air Force), Tokyo. She currently serves as volunteer associate traditional music director at the First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) of Norfolk, Virginia. Ms. Tubbs is an active member of the American Society of Composers, Arrangers and Performers (ASCAP); the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA); and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Education from Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (1990) and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, USA (1998). Ms. Tubbs most enjoys using her Sibelius software to assist church instrumentalists, soloists and smaller choirs. She welcomes special inquiries and commissioned work.