An experienced choral conductor, he brings experience in both small ensembles and larger choirs and is experienced in handbell choirs as well. Sam holds degrees in Music Composition from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and is a new (2016) holder of the Ph.D. in Music History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Heather Brannon has been an elementary school music teacher, and is now a first year student at Union Presbyterian Seminary. She is serving an internship this school year at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond.
Dr. Samuel Brannon is joining us as our new Music Director. Many of you met Sam and his wife Heather at church, or you might have heard him play October 2. Dr. Brannon has church music in his blood, with a family that includes church musicians. He not only plays keyboards, but is also an oboist.