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genealogist , piano and vocal coach , opera singer

Brenda Louise Hudson, American opera singer, piano and vocal coach, genealogist.


Hudson, Brenda Louise was born on October 1, 1952 in Bronx, New York, United States. Daughter of Jerry William and Doris Virginia Johnson.


Bachelor of Science in Music cum laude, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 2001. Bachelor in Social Science cum laude, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 2001. Attended, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1970—1971.


Broadcasting technical NBC-television, New York City, 1971—1973, ABC-television, New York City, 1973—1977, NBC-television, New York City, 1977—1978, ABC-television, New York City, 1978—1979, Home Box Office, New York City, 1979—2001. Opera singer Palm Beach Opera Company, West Palm Beach, Florida, since 2002. Director community chorus City of Pembroke Pines, 2005.

Vocal director Jamaica Nurses Association of Florida Chorus, Miami Gardens, since 2007, Holy Family Episcopal Church Choir, Miami Gardens, since 2007. Member National Association Broadcast Engineers & Techicians, International Brotherhood Electrical Workers Local 1212, 1979—2002.


Local director Jamaica Nurses Association of Florida, 2007—2009. Vice president Long Island Singers Society, Glen Cove, New York, 1989—1993, Home Owners Association Board, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 2001—2002. Member of National Genealogical Society, Association Professional Genealogists, National Institute Genealogical Research, Genealogical Society Broward County, Fla, Home Box Office (technical director operations 1982-1983), Huntington Arts Council (cultural diversity panel member 1988), National Music Teachers Association, Florida Music Teachers Association, Cornell University Black Alumni Association, Sickle-Cell Anemia Foundation (volunteer), Afro-American History and Genealogy Society.


Married Winston Alexander Hudson, July 1, 1995 (divorced). Married John Henry Pretlor (divorced). 1 child Raymond Aljon Pretlor.

Jerry William

Doris Virginia Johnson

Winston Alexander Hudson

John Henry Pretlor

Raymond Aljon Pretlor Hudson