Fred Elder, Organist Emeritus, earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He became Organist in 1964 and Director of Music in 1989. In August of 1994, The Fred Elder Recital Series was established to celebrate his thirtieth anniversary as Organist of Boston Avenue Church. Upon his retirement on January 2, 2000, Fred Elder was named Organist Emeritus. In 2007, Fred received the Westminster Alumni Merit Award for his outstanding work in the field of church music. Boston Avenue will always be grateful for his extraordinary talent and dedication.