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...

Peter Rogahn, Interim Organist and Assistant Director of Music

Peter Rogahn joined the Music Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville in October 2019. He enjoys a varied career as an organist, pianist, choral director, and teacher. His mission is to share his passion for music with others...

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...

Carol McClure, Director of Psalmody Choirs

Carol McClure, BA, MCM, alumna of the Univ. of Louisville & 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 & recording artist and university faculty member...

Brianna Meler, Director of Doxology Choir & Sunday School Music Instructor

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...

Jerry Monds, Director of Children's Sunday School Choir

Originally from Chattanooga, Jerry began his career in music, singing in the Chattanooga Boys Choir. This led to his passion for teaching music. He is currently the K-6 Music Teacher and OHS Singers Director at Oak Hill School...

Kelly Posey, Children's Choir Coord., Dir. of Hosanna Choir & Musikgarten Instructor

Kelly Posey is a native of Nashville and has been a member of FPC 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...

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...

Raquel Warchol, Five Thirty Worship Director

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.

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