Treece began helping children and adults give voice to their praise of God when he was 19. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory and Composition from Auburn University, he received his Master’s degree in Music Composition from the Meadows School of the Arts and a Master’s degree in Sacred Music with an emphasis on Choral Conducting from the Perkins School of Theology in 1993. During his time at Southern Methodist University, Treece studied with Kevin Hanlon, Lloyd Pfautsch, Rosemary Heffley and Michael Hawn. He became a diaconal minister of music in the United Methodist Church after being consecrated in May 1993.
Treece was the music engraver for the hymnal supplement for the Living of These Days: Resources for Enriching Worship edited by Michael Hawn which was published in March 1995.
Prior to arriving in Pensacola, Treece served churches in Alabama, Texas, and Missouri. He has served at Christ Church Pensacola since January 1996 with a focus on directing the children’s choir and conducting the parish choir. In 2001, he served as clinician and conductor for the Santa Rosa All-County Elementary Chorus.