Christy Miller, FBC’s instrumentalist for the 8:38 a.m. worship service, is a Kansas native and folk music historian with a special penchant for mid-century American folk music. She is Executive Director of Americana Music Academy in Lawrence, and holds a doctorate degree in Musicology from the University of Kansas. Her research has taken her to archives throughout the US and England. A 2015 BMI Woody Guthrie Fellowship allowed her to spend weeks neck-deep in Woody Guthrie’s personal papers and unpublished writings and lyrics, and she has presented her work as part of numerous local and national conferences and publications.
Christy is also an experienced and passionate teacher: she has twenty years of piano teaching experience and has taught collegiate courses at William Jewell College and the University of Kansas. She is the co-founder of Piano Detectives Club, a beginning piano curriculum for children. She is driven by the belief that music is for everyone. Christy also collaborates with FBC’s pastors in planning the 8:38 worship service.