Staff & Volunteers

Elena Derzhavina, Music Director (Email
A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Elena graduated magna cum laude from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano and organ performance and an emphasis in piano pedagogy. Elena holds two graduate degrees from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN, and a master degree in Piano Performance and a Graduate Performer Diploma in piano.

Elena moved to North Carolina in 2008 and has been with FRUMC ever since. Elenda also works at RTI-International (Research Triangle Institute) in Raleigh as a Project Supervisor and Corporate Trainer. Elena is a member of SAPOR. In her spare time, Elena volunteers for UMW initiatives.