Music Faculty at Free Will Baptist Bible College

Music Faculty at Free Will Baptist Bible College

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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”
Frequent recipient of the ASCAP Standard Award in Composition

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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-

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CAROL BUTLER – Piano
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-
Arranger for COME CELEBRATE!, CONTEMPORARY PIANO ARRANGEMENTS FOR WORSHIP, Abingdon Press
Accompanist for the annual Broadway Dinner Theater, First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN

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JARED MARTIN – Guitar
B.M., Columbus State University (guitar performance), 2002
B.F.A., Columbus State University (visual art), 2002
M.M. (in progress), Austin Peay State University, 2003-present
Instructor in guitar at River Center University’s Music Conservatory, 2001-2003
Choir Director, First Free Will Baptist Church, Columbus, GA 2002-2003
Further performance and study with such reputable guitarists as: William Kanengiser, Scott Tennant, Adam Holzman, Jeffrey McFadden, Jason Vieaux, and Ricardo Cobo
Frequent performer in solo and chamber recitals as well as in guitar ensembles

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DR. CAROLYNN TREYBIG – Applied Flute
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

CLICK HERE to view Dr. Treybig’s bio at Belmont University.

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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

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Crystal Briley – Voice, Vocal Diction
B.M. in Vocal Performance, Samford University, 2003
M.M. in Vocal Performance, Chicago College of Performing Arts, 2006
Nashville Opera Young Artist and Chorus Member 2006-present
Birmingham Concert Chorale, 2001-2003
Nashville Symphony Chorus, 1998-1999
Voice Teacher, Samford University, 2002-2004
Music Director, Delta Omicron, Samford University, 2001-2003

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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


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