Since 2014, starting second career - writing Bible-teaching articles and devotions, and composing hymn-based music videos. Am developing a new website to start in spring 2018.
Composing hymns and church choral music since 1990
Publishing over 30 choral arrangements, hymns, and songs on this www.whitneytunes.com site
Volunteer Pianist, First Baptist Church of Gettysburg and the Men's Interfaith Luncheons at Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 2014 to present.
Director and Accompianist, Praise Team, Gaithersburg
Presbyterian Church, 2000-2014. Fourteen years experience leading an adult church choir which grew from 8 to more than 20 members.
Playing piano for church worship services from age 10 to present
Trained in church music and classical music
Played piano in jazz bands in high school, college, and in the Washington, DC area.
I currently play piano in a Dixieland band in Gettysburg. We play frequently for charity and church events.
Church and Community Background
Active at First Baptist Church, Gettysburg, PA since 2014. Volunteer in the community with Meals on Wheels.
Member and Elder, Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1991-2014 -- co-founded the Growth & Evangelism Ministry in 1995. Directed and accompanied the GPC Praise Team 2000-2014.
Frequent devotion leader on Biblical topics and stories behind famous hymns
Member, Faith United Methodist Church, Rockville, Maryland, 1973-1990. Adult Bible Study Teacher. Chaired the Council on Ministries 1984-1986. Wrote devotions and articles on Biblical topics for the weekly church newspaper.
BA (Gettysburg College), MS (George Washington University), MBA with honors (University of Maryland)
Member, American Choral Directors Association (ChoralNet)
Member, Adams County Arts Council
Life Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Retired from career in satellite communications engineering, program management, and proposal management, 2014
My inspiration is from God, and my music is from my heart.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.” -- Philippians 4:6-7 (The Living Bible)
Whitneytunes Mission Scripture
"He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. -- Psalm 40:3 (NIV)