Patricia Pineda, Music Director, received her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an experienced musician, musical director, performer, church cantor and choir director. In addition to serving as FUMC’s music director, she is also on staff at the Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Originally from Richmond, VA, Patricia now splits her time between Astoria, NY and Cranford, NJ. She’s happy to be to be taking the baton over from FUMC’s former musical directors, and her siblings, Juan and Valerie Pineda.
The Intergenerational choir sings at all worship and special services. The choir meets for rehearsal at before Sunday services and at noon on Sunday’s in the Youth Room. The choir performs a diverse repertoire featuring praise and traditional music.
The Bell Choir, under the guidance of Karen Lucadema, performs on holidays and other special services. This choir is open to interested adults and children over the age of 10.
Contemporary music lovers will enjoy our Praise Band. We are always seeking new instrumentalists to serve in our Praise Band. Currently the band has guitarists and drummers, but we invite other instruments as well.