Board of Directors

RSCM Board of Directors

Betsy Calhoun
Joseph Causby
Diana Gibbs
Christopher Harrell
Kevin Kerstetter
Bert Landman
Ben Outen
Ned Perwo
Carol Anne Taylor

 

Ex-Officio Members

Brian V. Sengdala, RSCM America Coordinator
Rev. Edmund Pickup, Jr., ARSCM, Pastoral Advisor/Chaplain

Honorary Members of the Board
The Rev. John G. B. Andrew (1931-2014), HonRSCM, Past President
Cynthia DeDakis, FRSCM, Past President
W. Benjamin Hutto (1947-2015), FRSCM, Past President
Enid Oberholtzer, FRSCM, Past President
Dr. Robert Quade, FRSCM, President Emeritus
Andrew J. Walker, ARSCM, Past President


DR. BETSY CALHOUN, Secretary, is Director of Music at St. John's Episcopal Church, Tallahassee, Fla. She received the B.Mus. degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1980), the M.M. in organ performance from The Florida State University School of Music (1984), and the D.M. degree in organ and church music at Indiana University School of Music (2003). While at Indiana, she served as Assistant Organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. Prior to her work at St. John's, Betsy was Organist/Director of Music at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Tampa, Fla. from 1987-1990. An active RSCM member, Betsy has sent choristers and attended summer courses annually since 1990, and in 2004 and 2005 she directed the Gulf Coast summer courses in Mobile, Ala. At St. John's Church, Betsy is responsible for a large church music program including adult choirs, boys, girls, and beginning choristers from age 6 through high school. She and her husband Michael Corzine have one son, Andrew. betsy@saint-john.org
JOSEPH CAUSBY is Organist and Choirmaster of St. Mark's Episcopal in San Antonio, Tex. The choirs of St. Mark's utilize the RSCM VOICE for LIFE curriculum and include over 120 singers of all ages and backgrounds. Under his direction, the choirs have been featured on KLRN-PBS television, Texas Public Radio, BBC television, and sung English Cathedral residencies in Exeter, Durham, and St. Albans. Other musical projects sponsored by St. Mark's include the founding of the Alamo Baroque Festival (an educational training course led by world-class artists from Europe); community outreach initiatives utilizing Aldeburgh Music's Friday Afternoons; and collaborations with the San Antonio Symphony, the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio, the Children's Chorus of San Antonio, and local schools. Joe's affiliation with RSCM began over ten years ago with the Gulf Coast Summer Course in Houston, and he still maintains an active role as an advisor and staff member. Outside of his church responsibilities, Joe is co-chair of the steering committee for the 2018 Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) National Conference; serves on the board of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio; and recently completed three years as Interim Director of the Children's Chorus of San Antonio. His formal musical training includes a BMus. in Organ Performance from Appalachian State University; an MMus. in Organ Performance from Rice University; and a PhD in Anglican Choral Music from the University of Durham (England), where he also served as the first American Organ Scholar of Durham Cathedral. jcausby@stmarks-sa.org
DIANA GIBBS, Treasurer
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CHRISTOPHER HARRELL is Director of Music and Liturgy and St. Philip's Episcopal Church and Director of Choristers at St. Philip's Episcopal School in Coral Gables, Fla. At St. Philip's, he directs five choirs encompassing over 80 singers through the VOICE for LIFE training scheme. He also serves as Dean of the Miami Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and accompanies the Anglican Chorale of Southest Florida, which sings Choral Evensong at Trinity Cathedral in Miami. Mr. Harrell holds a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Haskell Thomson, where he spent a semester in London studying the English choral tradition. He went on to study with Marie-Louise Langlais at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris-C.N.R., where he won the top performance prize from the jury headed by Marie-Claire Alain. While in Paris, he served as Organ Scholar at The American Cathedral in Paris. In 1997, Mr. Harrell completed a master's degree in sacred music at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, where he served as Artist Affiliate in Harpsichord from 2002-2004. An active recitalist, Mr. Harrell has been featured in three broadcasts of the radio program "Pipedreams." charrell@saintphilips.net
KEVIN KERSTETTER, Training Courses Committee Board Representative, is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Raleigh, N.C., where he conducts choirs for boys, teens, and adults. He also conducts the Schola Cantorum of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, and is Chapel Organist at St. Mary's School in Raleigh. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, Kevin holds a Bachelor of Music in Church Music and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting. He studied organ with William Hays and conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt. For five years, Kevin served as manager of the RSCM Carolina Course for Girls and Adults. KShawnnK@me.com
BERT LANDMAN, President, studied piano, harpsichord and voice at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Virginia, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Church Music, magna cum laude, and a Performance Certificate in Organ. He also holds a Master of Music in Church Music (with distinction) from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, where he studied organ with Donald McDonald and choral conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt. Mr. Landman served as organist and choirmaster at Lutheran and Episcopal churches in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee and Georgia before arriving at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford, Connecticut, as Director of Music Ministry in 2005. In 2007, building on the success of the Trinity Choristers, he persuaded the church to launch The Choir School of Hartford, for which he served as Music Director. He is now Organist and Director of Music Ministry at The Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, Md., and is an active composer and arranger of choral, organ and orchestral music. In addition to his musical interest, he is a certified Landscape Designer and enjoys exploring local waterways in his kayak when not engaged in performing, conducting or gardening. blandman@redeemerbaltimore.org
BEN OUTEN is the Director of Music and Organist at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Charlotte, N.C. and Founding and Artistic Director of The Choir School at St. Peter's since 1992. A graduate of Yale and Furman universities, he works with a board of directors to maintain The Choir School at St. Peter's, an independent non-profit arts organization, reaching out to the entire metropolitan Charlotte area to offer excellence in music education and performance, promote diversity, and enlist community support. With degrees in organ performance and music theory, Mr. Outen and his staff have used the Royal School of Church Music training scheme as a model on which to develop a music theory and sight-singing curriculum that has served the more than 500 students who have been through The Choir School. Along with church services and concerts, the five choirs perform with local opera companies, symphony orchestras, and choral organizations. Mr. Outen has traveled extensively throughout the United States and England with the choirs and is planning for their next residency at Durham Cathedral in 2019. Beyond St. Peter's, he has led summer courses for the Royal School of Church Music in America in St. Louis and Washington, D.C., and has participated in various other roles with courses in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh, N.C. benouten@gmail.com
NED PERWO is Director of Music Ministries and Principal Organist at Newark United Methodist Church in Newark, Del. Mr. Perwo received a B.M. in Music Education from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) and a Master of Arts in Church Music from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. At NUMC he oversees an extensive music program, which includes three choral ensembles, one contemporary worship ensemble, the First State Ringers handbell ensemble, and the George Kirk Concert series. In addition to his duties at NUMC, Perwo is the adjunct instructor of Low Brass at Ocean County College in Toms River, N.J. He sings bass in the Kinnara Ensemble and the New Jersey Chamber Singers. nperwo@newark-umc.org
THE REV. EDMUND PICKUP, JR., ARSCM, Pastoral Advisor/Chaplain, is Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Franklin, Virginia. Before his ordination, he was a practicing attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina, and thus he brings both pastoral and legal expertise to the deliberations of the Board and organization. Fr. Pickup served for many years as Chaplain for the Carolina Course for Boys, Teen Boys and Adults and still serves as Chaplain to the Montreal and Charlotte courses. His background and training have been invaluable in advising RSCM America on matters relating to safe and supportive environments for children and adults at RSCM events and summer courses. emmanuelfranklin1882@gmail.com
BRIAN V. SENGDALA is the Coordinator of RSCM America and the Coordinator of Conducting, Organ, and Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He maintains all records of membership for RSCM America, serves as editor for the Newsletter, oversees the daily operations of the office, and acts as a liaison between Westminster and Princeton-area churches. Mr. Sengdala is an active conductor, singer, and musicologist. His research interests include sound studies, modern performance practice, Bach studies, and 20th century English song. His paper on Ma and Liminality in Arvo Part, tying together musicological, architectural, aesthetic, theological, and anthropological ideas was presented at the Sounding the Sacred Conference hosted by the Arvo Part Project and the Sacred Arts Initiative at Fordham University in May of 2017. As an active public musicologist, Mr. Sengdala is also in demand for his concert notes, both verbal and written, and for his translations of choral and solo vocal repertoire. He is also a contributor to several publications on choral music and choral pedagogy. office@rscmamerica.org  
CAROL ANNE TAYLOR is Director of Children's Choirs and Cathedral Carillonneur at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Dallas, Tex. She is also Assistant Organist/Choirmaster and Director of Children's Choirs at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas. Carol Anne is an active member of the RSCM and has had choristers participating in the St. Louis and King's College summer courses for the last five years. Recently, she was elected to the Board of Directors for the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. A Carillonneur member of the GCNA since 2008, Carol Anne has performed carillon concerts at many noted venues in the United States. She serves as one of the North American Delegates to the World Carillon Federation. While earning her Master of Music at the University of North Texas, she was invited by audition into the organ studio of Madame Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier, Visiting Professor of Organ (1992) from Paris, France. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists and currently serves as Hospitality Co-chair on the 2017 Dallas AGO Regional Convention Steering Committee. An avid runner, Carol Anne has completed 33 marathons to date and continues to train for future races including the Boston and Chicago Marathons in 2016. She resides in Dallas, Tex. with her husband, Sterling Procter. carolanne815@gmail.com
 
 
   
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