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Scott M. Elsholz, canon organistchoirmaster, St. Mary's Episcoßal Cathedral, Memphis, Tenn. e will lead the cathedral choir, continue the Music at St. Mary's concert series, create a cathedral children's music program, and work with the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee to develop music events and sacred music training programs. Elsholz is a candidate for a DMA degree in organ performance/literature at Indiana University and is writing his final document on the Musicalische Clavier=Kunst und Vorraths=Kammer of Johann Heinrich Buttstett. He was previously minister of music at St. John s Episcopal Church in Plymouth, Mich., and adjunct professor of organ at Eastern Michigan University.
Christopher Jacobson, associate organist-choirmaster, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, S.C. Jacobson was most recently assistant organist and assistant director of music at Washington National Cathedral. Previous associate organist Doak Wolfe remains on the Trinity music staff, with additional responsibility for cathedral communications.
Frederick M. Meads Jr., director of vocal studies for the American Boychoir School, Princeton, N.J. He will offer private instruction and group voice classes as well as classes in vocal technique and music theory, and will prepare first-year choristers in the training choir for the concert choir, ensuring a smooth transition into the professional ensemble. Meads was artistic director of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Children's Choir from 1999 to 2009. Under his leadership, the choir of over 300 singers performed throughout the community and state and at festivals around the world, most recently at Festival 500 in Newfoundland, Canada. In 2010, Meads will conduct the Indiana All State Children's Choir. He was selected as a conductor for the Chorus America Master Class in San Francisco and the International Choral Conductor's Symposium in Toronto. He served on the state board of the Indiana Choral Directors Association for six years as the children's choir representative.
Timothy Olsen, Kenan Professor of Organ, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and associate professor of organ, Salem College. Olsen will lead the program of residential high school students, as well as bach- elor's and master's degree candi- dates, teaching organ literature, pedagogy, and sacred music courses. He will also teach stu- dents at Salem College who are studying Barbara Lister-Sink's method of Injury-Preventive Keyboard Technique. Olsen for- merly served as the Wanda L. Bass Chair of Organ at Oklahoma City University, adjunct organ professor at Ithaca College, and sabbatical replacement at Cornell University and Binghamton Uni- versify. He was the winner of the AGO's 2002 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance.
David C. Pickering, AAGO, chair, Division of Fine Arts, Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa, where he will coordinate the academic programs, faculty, staff, and personnel within the art, music, and theater departments. Pickering continues to serve as assistant professor of music and the Dwight and Ruth Vredenburg Endowed Chair in Music, teaching courses in apE lied organ, music theory, music istory, and class piano. He joined the Graceland University faculty in 2004 and served previously as music department coordinator. Pickering has concertized throughout the United States and has authored reviews and publications for The American Organist and The Diapason.
Andrew Scanlon, FAGO, teaching instructor in organ and sacred music, East Carolina University, and organist-choirmaster, St. …