We are delighted to announce that Dr. Tony McNeill will be serving as our Interim Minister of Music in 2023. He will begin on January 22 and continue until we welcome our next permanent Director of Music. Dr. McNeill is a sought-after workshop clinician, lecturer, consultant, and guest choral conductor throughout the country.

He served as the Visiting Artist at the Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City and was Director of Worship and the Arts for five years at Atlanta's Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, “America's Freedom Church” where he collaborated on worship and music with Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock. Dr. McNeill has served as Director of Worship at Friendship Missionary Baptist in Charlotte, NC, Interim Music Minister at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, and as Artist-in-Residence at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Dr. McNeill is a former member and assistant director for The Tri-City Singers and has prepared choirs for: Richard Smallwood, CeCe Winans, Maurette Brown Clark, The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Daryl Coley, and Donald Lawrence. Dr. McNeill earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Appalachian State University, with an emphasis in piano and choral music, a master’s degree in choral conducting from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), and a Doctorate of Worship Studies from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies (Jacksonville, FL).

He served as the Artist-in-Resident/Worship Coordinator for the Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. McNeill has worked in higher education at a variety of colleges and universities: Clinton College, Texas Southern, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Appalachian State, Campbell University, The Interdenominational Theological Center, and Union Presbyterian Seminary of Charlotte, NC. We are grateful to have Dr. McNeill working with our Chancel Choir in 2023 and look forward to receiving the wonderful music they make in worship.

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