Clay Oglesby is a music educator and church musician who feels equally comfortable providing music making opportunities to four-year-olds and ninety-four-year-olds. Clay has a bachelor's degree in music education from Carson-Newman University where he studied voice and piano, and a master's degree in choral conducting from the University of Tennessee. He is an adjunct instructor at Walters State Community College where he teaches music appreciation, voice, piano, and directs the Men's Ensemble. He formerly taught middle school general music and choir. Clay feels a strong call to lead in traditional worship and has served as a minister of music in churches throughout East Tennessee. He is currently the music minister at First Presbyterian Church in Morristown.
When not making music or helping others make music, Clay is an avid reader, Netflix binger, and connoisseur of dips, dressings, and sauces. A self-described nerd, he's a big fan of the X-Men, Star Trek, and George R. R. Martin's fantastic A Song of Ice and Fire series. Clay is the proud uncle of three nephews, the oldest two of whom have figured out that he doesn't know how to tell them "no."
“The arts are a means for people to develop a sense of achievement, build human connections, and serve others in a meaningful way.”