Polly Brecht is organist/music associate at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville, university organist for Vanderbilt University, and a faculty member of the Blair School of Music. She holds degrees in piano and organ performance as well as the Performer's Certificate from Indiana University, and the Doctorate in Organ Performance and Harpsichord Certificate from Florida State University. She has also studied at the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin and the Eastman School.
Prior to moving to Nashville, Brecht was Associate Professor at Middle Tennessee State University, heading the theory department and teaching organ and harpsichord for 10 years. She has held several church positions, won several competitions, and is an active solo and collaborative performer on piano, harpsichord, and organ.