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Carol Poston

Carol Poston

Carol Poston is a music educator, accompanist, and choral conductor.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Belmont University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Middle Tennessee State University.  She completed further post-graduate studies at Trevecca Nazarene University, Tennessee State University, and Middle Tennessee State University.  Mrs. Poston taught general and choral music at McMurray Middle School in Nashville and Brentwood Middle School in Brentwood for a total of twenty-nine years.  Her choirs consistently received superior ratings in performance and sight-reading in both local and regional festivals.  She received the Golden Apple Award (WTVF, Nashville) in 1996, and was named Teacher of the Year (Brentwood Middle) in 2007.

During her career as a music teacher, Mrs. Poston served as cooperating teacher for more than 40 student teachers from six universities.  She has been the choral clinician for various middle school and festival choirs in the Middle Tennessee area.  She is a past president of the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association, and also served MTVA in several other capacities.  She is a former board member of the Tennessee Music Education Association, and also chaired several conference positions.  Mrs. Poston is a lifetime member of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Mrs. Poston has much experience as a pianist and organist.   She was accompanist for the Nashville Children’s Choir from 1996-2008, and has served as accompanist for the Tennessee Arts Academy since 1994.  She has accompanied many Tennessee All-State, Honor, and Festival choirs over the last twenty-five years.  She frequently does organ supply for various churches in Nashville and Franklin.  She enjoys working in the music program and singing in the Chancel Choir at West End United Methodist Church, golfing, and especially playing with her twin grandsons, Andrew and Luke.