A native of Murfreesboro, Angela Tipps graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor of Music in organ performance, and she received a Master of Church Music from Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville.
In addition to conducting the adult choir and senior choristers at St. Paul's, Angela conducts the MTSU Women's Chorale, teaches conducting and organ, and coordinates the music appreciation courses at MTSU School of Music.
She is also the founding director of the Nashville Chamber Singers, an auditioned ensemble specializing in unaccompanied choral music. The Chamber Singers have performed with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra at the Ryman Auditorium, which was recorded for National Public Radio's Performance Today. The group premiered a work by Dr. Rosephanye Powell, The Cry of Jeremiah, which was commissioned by the American Guild of Organists for their 2012 national convention in Nashville. The Nashville Chamber Singers will commemorate their 20th season during the 2015-2016 year with a commissioned work by Kevin Memley.
Angela has served as state president of the Tennessee chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and has served as past dean of both the Nashville and Savannah, Georgia, chapters of the American Guild of Organists. She has conducted Virginia All-State Choir, Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, and served as conductor/clinician for national church music organizations such as Fellowship of United Methodists and Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.
If you would like to be a part of our choir or if you have any questions about our music program email her at