Basses of The Doorway Singers

Eric Baskerville

Eric has been a member of Doorway since 2015. He graduated from Old Dominion University in 2019 with his B.A. in Music Education (with an emphasis on vocal performance). After graduating, he was employed by Chesapeake Public Schools as the choral director for Deep Creek Middle School. Additionally, Eric is the tenor soloist and section leader at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church where he has enjoyed singing since 2016.

Westley Benson

Westley (Music Director) joined Doorway in 2017 just in time for the holidays! He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University and now keeps himself busy teaching private piano lessons. He is also a resident teaching artist with the Soundscapes program throughout the fall, and works as the Director of Music at Global Outreach Church in Virginia Beach.

Charles Robinson

Charles became part of Doorway in the summer of 2019. He grew up in a whole family of performers and is now an established singer and actor in the Tidewater community, having performed in such shows as The Wedding SingerAssassins and Chess (Generic Theater), Death of a Salesman and Don’t Dress for Dinner (Little Theater of Virginia Beach), and Brontë with the Inspire Collaborative. He has also performed with the Virginia Symphony Chorus on a number of occasions, but this is his first foray into the a capella world. He is happy to be a part of such a fun-loving group and looks forward to what his future with them will bring!

Paul Simmons

Paul has been a member of Doorway since 2007, and has taken off running and hasn't looked back. He enjoys singing all the programs, but especially Swing and Dickens' Christmas. He grew up in Virginia Beach and his musical background is mainly in church choirs, as well as singing for fun with his three brothers growing up (lots of Beatles music!).  He is always on the lookout for new music to add to Doorway's repertoire. He is happily married (sorry, ladies) and he and his wife are proud parents to one daughter who graduated from VCU.

Jaron Stevenson

Jaron (Treasurer) has been a Doorway member since 2014. He is currently studying at Old Dominion University, majoring in Modeling & Simulation Engineering, and minor in vocal performance. These days, Jaron stays busy helping Doorway record soundtracks, making us sound good with his editing skills!