Music Staff

Brown Bradley - Director of Music & Fine Arts, -

Brown graduated from Furman University, earned his Masters degree in Music from New York University, and did advanced PhD work at NYU and Juiliard School of Music. He studied voice with Oren Brown at Juilliard and coached with Martin Katz, Kenneth Merrill, David Lloyd, and Jane Klaviter. He has written voice articles for The American Music Teacher, The NATS Journal, and The Choral Journal and was voice chairman at The New School in New York City for eight years.

Brown's career includes appearances as tenor soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Studio, The Washington Opera, The Hong Kong Opera, The Little Orchestra Society, The Chamber Soloists of Lincoln Center, The Los Angeles Bach Festival, The New York City Opera, the Robert Shaw Chorale, The Roger Wagner Chorale, and The National Chorale. He has also performed supporting roles in six hit musicals on Broadway. Earlier in Bradley's career, he was tenor soloist with the U.S. Air Force Symphony and Singing Sergeants in Washington, DC, where he also performed as a leading tenor with the Washington Opera. He performed in the Benjamin Britten New York premiere of TheProdigal Sonat Lincoln Center with Metropolitan Opera leading bass, Samuel Ramey. He has received vocal grants from the Metropolitan Opera, the National Opera Institute, and the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation.

Since moving back to South Carolina in 1985 and joining the staff of First Presbyterian, he has performed as tenor soloist with the Charleston Symphony Chamber Orchestra, The Long Bay Symphony, The Florence Symphony and Master Chorale, The St. Michael’s Chorale, and the Bach Chorale of Wilmington, N.C. He has been a soloist at Piccolo Spoleto and has been a SC tour artist. Bradley has taken master classes with organist, John Weaver, John Ferguson, and John Walker. He resides in Myrtle Beach with his wife Mary and being close to their daughter, Ashley, and son Damon. Brown is also the founder/artistic director of the award-winning FPC Concerts, Inc.

Skip Yingling - Director of Children, Youth & Handbell Choirs, -

Skip is a graduate of Stetson University, where he received degrees of Bachelor of Music and Masters in Business Administration. After graduating from Stetson, Skip lived in Los Angeles, CA, where he worked at both an independent record label in Santa Monica and a music branding company in West Hollywood as an associate for business development. In February of 2008, Skip accepted the call to be Minister of Music at his hometown church in New Jersey, the Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains. As Minister of Music, he directed and accompanied the Chancel Choir, youth and adult Praise Bands, supervised and rang with the handbell choirs, and was musical director and co-teacher for the Joyful Noise Nursery School. In 2010, he acted as interim director for the church’s young adult Walsh Memorial Bell Choir and led them on their summer tour throughout England and Scotland.

Outside of the church, Skip has been the musical director for the Morristown High School Theater and Morris Plains Summer Theater programs. He acted as vocal director, musical arranger, accompanist, and pit orchestra director for both programs. He has directed many shows including “Grease”, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, “Father of the Bride”, “Barnum”, “Godspell”, “Babes in Arms”, “Sweet Charity”, “Seussical”, and an original production, “Dream”, a musical version of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Skip also enjoys playing piano and keyboards in various school and community theater pit orchestras.

As a music educator, Skip has experience as a long-term substitute music teacher in the Morris School District of New Jersey. He has taught general and vocal music for elementary school students, as well as symphonic band, guitar, and music technology at the high school level. Additionally, Skip enjoys teaching private piano lessons for all ages and levels, as well as performing as a soloist and in various rock bands for community concerts, weddings, and galas.

Skip is excited to be back in the south. He lives in Carolina Forest with his wife Kim, who he met while growing up in the Presbyterian Church. He joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach in September of 2015 where he is proud to be continuing his music ministry.

Susan Cadwell - Organist, -

A Conway native, Susan graduated from Winthrop College with a degree in Music Education. She taught public school music, grades K-12 in South and North Carolina and Iowa and finished her teaching career at Spann Elementary School in Summerville, SC. Susan taught piano lessons and was music director for several shows at the Summerville Community Theater. For five years, she was accompanist for the Charleston Southern University Concert Choir and for the Singers of Summerville Community Choir.

She has held church jobs everywhere she lived. Most recently, she was organist at Dorchester Presbyterian Church in Summerville. After moving back to Conway the summer of 2009, Susan did substitute work for local organists before joining the staff at First Presbyterian Church. She enjoys spending time with her mother Nancy Hendrick, who is also a musician, her daughter and new granddaughter.