A Cumberland alumnus, Sandy Elliott received her Bachelor of Music from Samford University where she toured South Korea and sang in the choir that Premiered the Dave Brubeck Mass. After Samford, Mrs. Elliott attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where she received a Master of Church Music degree with an emphasis in Vocal Pedagogy. In 2002 she earned her Master of Arts in Education through Cumberland, and she most recently came back to Cumberland and completed the Instructional Leadership endorsement to that Master’s degree.
Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member, she led as an Adjunct, choirs at Cumberland. Mrs. Elliott served as the Director of Choral Activities at Mt. Juliet High School for 22 years where she began the program and grew it to 5 choirs and over 250 students.