Leaders

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Dr. Raphael Bundage, Director of Music

Raphael Bundage is a native Texan. He holds degrees from Texas Christian University and the Eastman Conservatory of Music. He has conducted the Sanctuary Choir since 1999. The Sanctuary Choir sings at 11 o’clock worship services and also presents several concerts annually with the Nashville Symphony...

Carol McClure, Director of Psalmody Choirs

Carol McClure, BA, MCM, alumna of the University of Louisville and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary School of Church Music (choral conducting, harp performance), enjoys a multifaceted career as children’s music educator, conductor, composer, concert and recording artist and university faculty member...

Kelly Posey, Director, Hosannah Singers and Interim Children's Choir Coordinator

Kelly Posey is a native of Nashville and has been a member of First Presbyterian Church for over 25 years. She attended Belmont College, earning a degree in music and has more recently earned several certifications in children’s music education, with over 50 hours of training in the Musikgarten curriculum...

Brianna Meler, Director of Doxology Singers

Brianna was born and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and now makes Nashville her home with her husband, Derek Meler. They were married at First Presbyterian Church in March of 2018. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, with a bachelor of music degree and a concentration in music education.

Raquel Warchol, Worship Leader for the 5:30 Service

Raquel grew up in British Columbia, Canada where she was involved in music from an early age. She grew up singing in church and started writing songs as soon as she learned to play guitar. Her love for music is what brought her to Nashville to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter.

Daphne Garey, Administrative Assistant for Music Ministry

Daphne Garey has been the music administrative assistant since May 2001, successfully combining her interests in computer and music. With music degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and Scarritt Graduate School, Mrs. Garey has been a soprano soloist at St. George's Episcopal Church, Belle Meade UMC, and here at FPC...

Nicholas Bergin, Organist

Nicholas Bergin is the Organist at First Presbyterian Church. He graduated in May of 2012 with a Master's degree in organ performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with Janette Fishell and was awarded the prestigious Barbara and David Jacobs Fellowship. In 2011, he served as the Interim Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis...

Rhonda Swanson, Assistant Organist

Rhonda Swanson, a native Minnesotan, holds degrees from the Indiana University School of Music, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Cottey College. She received an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant for postgraduate study in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rhonda joined the FPC Music Department staff in 1996...

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