Charlie has over 40 years of experience with a cappella choirs and began directing in high school. He currently directs a church choir and Soundscape. He is a Hall of Fame members of the Evergreen District of the Barbershop Harmony Society and has directed a barbershop chorus on three occasions at the barbershop society's International Convention. With his quartet, Antique Gold, he won the International Seniors Quartet Contest in January of 2006.