Mission Statement:

The Carolinas Music and Arts team exists to support, develop and empower the Division with music and creative arts in ministry and mission.


  • We desire to bring glory and honor to God through a standard of musical and artistic excellence
  • We believe success is quantified in the people that participate in corps and divisional music and arts ministry
  • We provide access to quality tuition through a pathway of music and arts provision at corps, division and territory level
  • We strive to develop leaders, disciples and participants in corps and division music and arts ministry
  • We seek to draw young people and adults in to a closer Christian experience through their expression of music and arts

Here you can find our contact info should you have any questions or want more information about The Salvation Army's music & arts programs in the Carolinas. If you would like to join any of our local, regional or divisional music programs, please email or call us directly on 704-972-3493. Also let us know if you would like us to come and visit your corps programs, or attend for either a special Sunday or even a regular Sunday worship service!


Divisional Music & Arts Director

Nathan Cole was appointed Divisional Music and Arts Director in January 2019. He is from the UK and trained formally as an orchestral percussionist, conductor and music educator. In 2017-2019 he held the position of Principal Timpanist with The Cory Band (Wales) and was Head of Music Service for Milton Keynes Council (England). Nathan established himself within the Bristol Easton Corps of The Salvation Army, where he was Bandmaster between 2008-2012. He was also a member of the International Staff Band between 2003-2011. Nathan is experienced in strategic leadership and development, having held senior posts in two large music education Hubs in the UK. He is passionate about young people succeeding using their God given talents and strives for a high-quality and inclusive music and arts provision. Nathan attends the Charlotte Temple Corps and serves as Bandmaster.

Contact Nathan: 704-807-1017.

Talk to Nathan about:

  • Divisional Adult Ensembles
  • Music leader training and development
  • SPA Programs/Regional events
  • Music and arts corps and community program development
  • Special events
  • Outreach and partnership opportunities


Assistant Divisional Music & Arts Director

Sam Mhasvi is a graduate of Lander University SC, where he received a degree in Music (Euphonium Performance) and a degree in Visual Arts (Graphic Design Emphasis). His musical interest comes from a family rooted in The Salvation Army. This inspired him to learn the guitar, piano and brass, of which the later, became his focus. Sam loves working with and meeting new people. He enjoys sharing a love and passion for the ministry of the arts, with the ultimate goal of giving glory to God. He has been involved in music at different levels including Bandmaster of a number of Salvation Army bands. He also leads choirs and enjoys a variety of creative expressions through spoken word, songwriting and recording.

Contact Sam: 704-807-1019

Talk to Sam about:

  • All Instrumental Tracks/Classes
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Theory
  • DSA
  • CMAC & Summer Jobs
  • SPA Programs
  • Ensemble Requests


Divisional Creative Arts Specialist

Caitlin Allen discovered a love for acting and creativity at the age of 10. She soon took acting classes and performed with various youth theater companies, as well as participating in her local Salvation Army music and arts programs. Caitlin studied at the Regional Institute of Performing Arts in Newcastle, Australia. There she received quality instruction and training in acting, dance, music theater, directing, producing, and writing. In 2015 Caitlin moved from Australia to Charlotte, NC, to work as the Divisional Creative Arts Specialist for North & South Carolina. She loves working with artists to create unique and original experience, capturing an audience’s mind and heart, whilst glorifying the original Creator. Caitlin is also a talented vocalist and experienced worship leader, who loves to fuse creative ministry with contemporary worship.

Contact Caitlin: 704-534-6256

Talk to Caitlin about:

  • All Creative Arts Tracks/Classes
  • Timbrels
  • Praise & Worship
  • DSA Classes/Leaders
  • CMAC & Summer Jobs
  • SPA Programs


Youth & Music Department Secretary

Jennifer Goude is a fourth generation Salvationist. She originates from Texas but, following her father’s retirement from the military, settled in Charleston, SC. She started working in the mail room at Divisional Headquarters in August 1994. Jennifer moved in to the Youth & Candidates department in 2001 and then finally to Youth & Music in January 2012. She is an active member of the Charlotte Temple Corps as a Sunday school teacher and Moonbeam leader.

Contact Jennifer: 704-972-3493

Talk to Jennifer about:

  • DSA Applications/Registration/Housing
  • CMAC Applications/Registration/Housing
  • CCLI and Music Licensing
  • CMAC & Summer Jobs
  • Music Requests