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...

Dr. Keith Moore, Director of Sanctuary Chorale

A native of Alabama, Keith came to Nashville to teach at Belmont University after three years at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned his doctorate. Upon arrival, he was approached by Henry Fusner to become a section leader in the choir in 1980-81. About 16 years later, the same sort of invitation was issued by Pam Schneller...

Jerry Monds, Coordinator of Children's Choirs

Jerry became our new Coordinator of Children’s Choirs, effective January 1, 2016. Jerry conducts the Doxology children’s choir and works closely with Kelly Posey and Lara Woodward, Cherub and Hosanna directors, respectively...

Kelly Posey, Director, Cherubs

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...

Lara Woodward, Director, Hosanna II

Lara Woodward, BME, is a native of Chattanooga, TN. As a music education major at Middle Tennessee State University, she sang as a member and soloist in multiple honor choirs, participated in recording sessions and performed at both Carnegie Hall and the Vatican...

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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