Rev. Arthur L. McClenton is a true native Atlantan; born in the Historic Vine City District as number 9 of 10 sibling. He was Atlanta educated as a product of the Atlanta Public Schools, a graduate of Morris Brown College, Georgia State University, Morehouse School of Religion, and The Interdenominational Theological Center. As an Atlanta educator he has taught literally thousands of students from primary through college level. He is the founder and president of the McClenton Institute of Music, Inc., which was established in 1983 to provide artistic, academic, and moral development for underprivileged youth. As a family man, he is married to his soul mate, with whom he has a daughter and a son. Rev. McClenton was the 1997 music ambassador to Africa (Ethiopia) with RHAW (The Religious Heritage of the African World) and an advisor to the most recent and historically comprehensive African American Hymnal (Delores Carpenter, Gia Publishers). As an ordained minister, correctional chaplain, composer, arranger, conductor, educator, and performer, he is currently preserving the legacy of his inspiration through the recording industry while broadening the support base of the Institute, which bears his name.