Who Is KC?

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Born and raised in the church, Bass Vocalist, KC Armstrong became a Christian at the age of 12 years old. After years of playing trumpet all through grade school he discovered a new love of music in singing. At 19 years of age, KC committed his life to the ministry of music through his new found gift of singing.


After only a few years of vocal training, he won a job singing with The Lake Junaluska Singers, a professional Christian ensemble based in the mountains of North Carolina. KC worked there for three summers during his collegiate years performing a ton of music and meeting lots of new friends, including his wife, Chara. Through a number of different events, God opened the right door for KC to audition and join the military music career field. As a member of The United States Army Chorus and former member of The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants, KC has served under and performed for Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump and for the funerals of Presidents Reagan, Ford and Bush.

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In addition to his military choral experience, he has performed and/or recorded with many other professional ensembles, including King's Cadence (which he founded), Brethren (which he co-founded), The State Singers, Poet Voices, The PromisedLand Quartet, Glenn Draper Singers, The Lake Junaluska Singers, Crosswind, The National Cathedral Choir, The Potomac River Chorale, The National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble, The Aspen Festival Orchestra, The Cincinnati Pops, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and The National Symphony Orchestra. 


KC admits he is primarily an ensemble performer, but has been an active soloist from the beginning. With over 23 years of professional experience, he has had to be extremely flexible, stylistically, in order to make a career as a singer. This versatility is evident in his first solo project (released in 2011) called “Lord, You Have My Heart” and his second project (released in 2017) called "I'll Sing You A Song". His latest solo project, "I Got My Song", is a collection of live performances including some Messiah arias and musical theater selections like "Ol' Man River".  Actively performing with King's Cadence, Brethren and other ensembles, he loves the ability to squeeze in solo gigs whenever possible.  


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He studied music at Western Carolina University and East Tennessee State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance. Originally from Mt. Holly, North Carolina, KC currently resides in Knoxville, TN with his wife, Chara, daughter Adaline and sons Brogan and Calvin and their chocolate lab Sophie.


Since his retirement from The US Army Chorus on September 30, 2019, KC has gone into the music ministry full time as a soloist and with King's Cadence. Be sure to keep up with his schedule on this website and on Facebook!