Adjunct professor, organ, Women's Chorale, Intro. to Music
Angela Tipps conducts the MTSU Women’s Chorale, teaches conducting and organ, and coordinates the many sections of music appreciation offered as a general education course. She is a 1985 graduate of MTSU in organ performance, and received a Master of Church Music degree from Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville. Angela is also the organist and director of music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro.
In demand as a conductor and clinician, Tipps has conducted the Virginia All-State Mixed Choir, the Tennessee Governors School for the Arts, and several regional choral festivals. Angela is a past president of the Tennessee chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and past dean of the Savannah, Georgia, and Nashville, Tennessee chapters of the American Guild of Organists. She served on the national AGO demonimational relations committee.
In addition to her work at MTSU and St. Paul’s, Tipps is the founding Musical Director of the Nashville Chamber Singers, an ensemble dedicated to performing unaccompanied choral music of all styles. Their third CD, “Welcome, Yule!” will be available in December 2015 to celebrate the choir’s 20th season. The Nashville Chamber Singers have performed at the Ryman Auditorium, a concert which was recorded for NPR’s “Performance Today.” They have performed at the American Choral Directors Association and Tennessee Music Education Association conferences.
The MTSU Women’s Chorale is made up of some of the university’s most talented female voices. Usually half of the singers are music majors, while the others represent many other academic disciplines—from psychology to horse science. The Chorale performs a variety of styles of music, from major works for treble voices to folk songs and Broadway selections.