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FPC Choir - Meet the choir

Saturday, December 4, 2021

The choir at FPC has recently been revived.  We are proud to present to you the members of the choir.  


CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUEZ
, baritone, is a first year doctoral candidate in Vocal Performance at UNT. He is originally from Bakersfield, California. 

EMMA COLE, mezzo soprano, is a senior Music Education (Elementary) major at UNT. She grew up in Buda, Texas, just south of Austin. 

KATHERINE STEDMAN (KATE), mezzo soprano, is from Cedar Park, Texas and is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Choral Music Education at UNT. 

XAVIER HOWARD, tenor, is from northern Virginia, about 30 minutes from DC. He is a second year double major in Vocal Performance and Choral Music Education at UNT. 

MARQUIS XAVIER McBRIDE, tenor, is from Princeton, TX.  He is pursuing a double major in Vocal Performance and Choral Music Education 
at UNT. 

MICHELLE AUGSTEN, soprano, is originally from McDonough, Georgia.  She and her husband, Jacob (our new director of music!) moved to Denton this summer.  She works in the insurance department for Dentistry for Children.

JACOB E AUGSTEN, Music Director FPC, baritone, a native of Griffin, Georgia, is a first-year doctoral candidate in Choral Conducting at UNT.  

CHANDLER HALL, baritone, hails from Houston, TX. He is a second-year doctoral student at UNT studying Musicology.

TIMOTHY SANCHEZ, baritone, is from Coppell, TX. He’s in his junior year, a pianist and vocalist and is studying Music Theory and Music Education.

BEVERLY HOCH is an American coloratura soprano and music educator, a native of Marion, KS, who has had an active performance career in operas, concerts, and on recordings since the late 1970s. She has recently retired from teaching at Texas Woman's University and as Music Director at First Presbyterian Church in Denton, TX.

MORGAN MINEAR, soprano, grew up in the bluffs of Decorah, Iowa and earned her BA in Media Studies from Loras College. Morgan is currently pursuing her passion for vocal music at the University of North Texas. Her graduate studies thus far have blossomed her love for Early Music and ensemble performance.