Angela Tipps

Musical Director

Angela Tipps is on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University, where she conducts the MTSU Women’s Chorale and coordinates the Music in General Studies program. She is also the Organist and Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro and the founding director of the Murfreesboro Symphony Chorus. An accomplished musician in her own right, Angela has served as president of the Tennessee chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, while maintaining an active schedule as a conductor and clinician. Her choirs have performed for the Tennessee and Georgia Music Educators Associations, the Tennessee American Choral Directors Association, and the national convocation of the Fellowship of United Methodists.

She holds a Masters of Church Music from Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville, where she studied choral conducting with Sandra Willetts and organ with Wilma Jenson. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance, where she studied with Janette Fishell. She has served as Past Dean of the Nashville and Savannah, Georgia, chapters of the American Guild of Organists, and was the United Methodist representative on the national Denominational Relations Committee. She and her husband Dale have two children, Virginia and Samuel.

Nashville Chamber Singers

Described as a “sophisticated delight” by the Nashville Scene, under the leadership of founding director Angela Tipps, the Singers merge decades of musical experience to produce a choral sound that is arguably Nashville’s best.