Mr. Aaron-James Young has been the Choral Director at Perry Middle School since 2018. A native of Milledgeville, Georgia, he received his Bachelors of Music Education: Vocal/Choral Concentration from Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. While attending Albany State he was a member of the ASU Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop, Anointed ASU Gospel Choir, Marching Ram Show Band, Concert Band, and Theatre Ensemble. Currently, you can see him ministering with the Beulahland Bible Church Praise Team, Mass Choir, Young Adult Choir, and Men's Choir.
While at Perry Middle School, has grown a choral program from scratch. Before he arrived at Perry Middle, they had not had chorus in over 12 years. In his years his choirs have earned Superior ratings at GMEA Choral Evaluation, had students participate in District Honor Choir, participated is Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Choir, and multiple students make All State Chorus. He has also served as the middle school choir organizer for GMEA’s District XI Honor Choir (2016 –present).
Professional affiliations include Georgia Music Educators’ Association, The National Education Association, Georgia Association of Educators, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity of America, and Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society.