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Music Ministry

New Covenant Baptist is fortunate to have a talented group of singers and musicians helping us in worship! Meet them below:

  • Ashley King

    Ashley King is a graduate of Stetson University‘s School of Music and holds degrees in Music Performance and Music Education.  She has been a member of the New Covenant Singers since 2017 and loves her position as the director of music.  She is the owner and director of King and Company Performing Arts where she teaches private lessons in voice, acting, piano, and dance.  She is also the Music Teacher at Spruce Creek Elementary School.  Ashley loves sharing her passion for music and worship with all who walk through the doors of New Covenant. 

  • Colby Harter

    Colby Harter graduated from Stetson University in 2020 with the Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Continuing his study of voice through private lessons is helping Colby work towards his goal of having a career in opera performance. He joined the New Covenant Singers in 2019 and is grateful to be a part of the community of New Covenant Baptist Church.

  • Sarah Hallman

    Sarah Hallman is graduate of Stetson University where she received the Bachelor of Music Education degree. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and held leadership positions including president and historian of the American Choral Directors Association student chapter as well as section leader for Concert Choir. During her undergraduate career, she was also selected to receive the prestigious Vocal Music Educator award. Sarah is in her third year of teaching in Volusia County, currently serving as choir director at Atlantic High School in Port Orange. As a student and a professional, she has performed with Stetson University Choral Union, Concert

    Choir, Women’s Chorale, Opera Theatre, and Voci Del Cuore,. Sarah is an active member of Florida Vocal Association, Florida Music Educator’s Association and National Association for Music Education.

  • Nicholas Dieux

    Nicholas Dieux is from from Orlando, Florida and a freshman at Stetson University studying vocal performance. He is so grateful to be one of the New Covenant singers!

  • Matthew Shuss

    Matthew Shuss is a classically trained pianist and teacher. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stetson University in 2019, earning degrees in both Piano Performance (B.M.) and Psychology (B.S.). He was also the recipient of the prestigious Presser Scholar award for academic excellence in music. As a former student of both Dr. Michael Rickman and Dr. Sean Kennard, Matthew has studied an extensive body of the classical piano repertoire. As a former student of Dr. Boyd Jones, he has also formally studied historical performance on organ and harpsichord.  He is a private piano instructor here in Deland, FL, including serving as a faculty member at Stetson University’s Community School of Music. Alongside his commitment to music, Matthew is currently serving as the head of World History at Mainland High School, where he has taught courses including World History, World History Honors, AP World History: Modern, and African American History.