Sarah Carr Parsons

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Mrs. Sarah Carr Parsons, director of music ministry, is in her twenty-second year of music ministry at Bridgeport UMC. A graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, in Buckhannon, WV, Carr Parsons received a bachelor of arts degree in applied music from West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV; a master’s degree in choral conducting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas under the tutelage of Lloyd Pfautch; and a master’s degree of sacred music from the Perkins School of Theology. She holds a Level III certification from the Choral Music Experience Institute under the direction of Doreen Rao. Among her responsibilities as director of music ministry, Carr Parsons has oversight to all church choirs and instrumental ensembles for children, youth, and adults. She and her team of dedicated and talented lay musicians, provide spiritual growth as well as enjoyment and inspiration to each worship experience. Carr Parsons is also the artistic director and founder of the Chanticleer Children’s Chorus and has extensive experience as a performer, conductor, and teacher. E-mail: music@bridgeportumc.org