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Music Faculty at Free Will Baptist Bible College


DR. JAMES M. STEVENS, Department Chair - Music Theory and Composition, Conducting
B.G.S., Samford University, 1985
M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995
D.M.A. in Composition, University of Kentucky, 2004
Adunct Professor of Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2002-2003
Published Composer with over 20 national companies
Senior Music and Culture Consultant, Christian Today, London, England
Music ministry experience at churches in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee
Over 200 published compositions including the internationally known, "Without Love... We Have Nothing"
Pandora Recording Artist
Frequent recipient of the ASCAP Standard Award in Composition


DR. LINDA SHIPLEY - Music Theory, Piano, Organ
B.M., Carson-Newman College, 1974
M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976
PH.D. in Music Theory, Florida State University, 1978
Faculty, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979-94
Director, Allegro School of Music
Staff, Inglewood Baptist Church, Nashville, TN, 1995-
Faculty, Free Will Baptist Bible College, 2001-


B.A. William Jewell College, 1975
M.M. Baylor University, 1977
Graduate Assistant, Baylor University, 1976
Private Piano Instructor, 1975-
Adjunct faculty, Free Will Baptist Bible College, 1993-
Accompanist for the annual Broadway Dinner Theater, First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN


EMILEE HART - Private Voice
B.M.E.-Free Will Baptist Bible College 2004
Private Piano Instructor- 2002-present
Private Vocal Instructor-2003-present
Rejoice and New Mercy Director - 2006/2007
Music Coordinator- Cross Timbers Free Will Baptist Church- 2006-present
Substitute teaching - Metro Nashville Public Schools-2004-2005
Substitute teaching- Christ Presbyterian School 2004-2005
K-4 Music Teacher Metro Nashville Public Schools - 2005-present


B.M.E., Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. Summa cum laude.
B.M., Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. Summa cum laude.
M.M. (flute), University of Akron
M.M. (history), University of Akron
Postgraduate study, Royal Northern College of Music
D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Adjunct Professor of Flute, Free Will Baptist Bible College, 2006-present
Adjunct Professor of Flute, Belmont University, 2005-present
Taught Music History, Flute, and Music appreciation at Southeastern Louisiana University raduate Coordinator the University of Southern Mississippi
Performed flute in numerous symphony, chamber, and solo venues across the South

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SUSAN RAMSAY - Music Education
B.M.E., George Peabody College for Teachers, 1975
M.A.M.E., Middle Tennessee State University, 1982
Orff Certification, Including Level III and Master Class: Memphis State University, 1986
Kodaly Certification: Belmont University, 1991
31 years experience teaching grades Pre-K through University level
Teacher of the Year for Franklin, TN Special Schools District, 1993
Past President of Middle Tennessee Elementary Music Educators Association, Middle Tennessee American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and Middle Tennessee Kodaly Educators


GREG SKIPPER - Instrumental, Conducting, Church music
B.M.E., Troy State University, 1974
M.C.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976
LifeWay Worship Music Group, Event Manager, 2004-2006
LifeWay Music, Events/Sales Manager, 1996-2004
Genevox Music Group, Sales Manager, 1986-1995
Creator of the "You-Can Music Series" for smaller membership churches with published works including: 13 Christmas, 11 Easter, 4 General, and 1 Patriotic
Over 30 years of church music experience in the local church
Minister of Music & Worship, Concord-Grandview Baptist Church, 2009-present
Ordained Minister


MARK LANCASTER - Voice, Conducting, Percussion
B.A., University of South Florida, 1986
M.C.M., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1991
Allegro School of Music, Percussion and Voice Instructor
The Walk Ministries, Inc., Founder and Director
Over twenty five years of Church Music Ministry Experience
Minister of Music, Inglewood Baptist Church
Bethel College, Choral Conductor-Renaissance Program, 2005-2006


VERONICA JOINES - Violin, Viola B.M. in Violin Performance degree from West Virginia University
M.M. in Performance and Pedagogy from Belmont University
Served as Concertmaster of the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra
Performed with Hershey Symphony Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Nashville.
Taught private violin lessons since 2000 and is a violin and viola instructor at several schools in the Nashville area including Croft Middle Design Center, Donelson Christian Academy and Allegro School of Music
Director of "Fiddlesticks", a group class of several young fiddlers who learn fiddle tunes and share them through performances in Personal Care Homes, churches and schools.
Adjunct Professor of Flute, Free Will Baptist Bible College, 2008-present


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