Odell is currently the Choral Director, at Booker T. Washington High School (Academy of Visual & Performing Arts) in Norfolk, Virginia. He conducts the Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Men’s Chorus, and Mixed Chorus. An active clinician and public speaker, Odell has presented music education workshops in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, and South Dakota. Odell’s research interest focuses on Teaching Music of the African Diaspora, Equity and Diversity in Education, and The Hermeneutics of Gesture and Movement on Singing. Odell is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. Odell holds a B.A. (Music Education & Psychology) from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois and holds a M.A.Ed. from the University of Rhode Island.