Kevin Kwan, Organist & Director of Music
Only the fifth person to hold the position since 1889, Kevin Kwan received his degrees from the University of California, San Diego and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Todd Wilson. Upon completion of his studies, Mr. Kwan served as Organ Scholar at Gloucester Cathedral. Whilst in England, he enjoyed two international tours with the Choir of Men and Boys, was featured live on BBC Radio, and played piano with the Philharmonia Orchestra in the historic Three Choirs Festival. Most recently, Mr. Kwan served as Assistant Organist at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York City, where he worked daily with the renowned Choir of Men and Boys under the direction of John Scott. He also served as the Head of Instrumental Music at Saint Thomas Choir School, where he oversaw a comprehensive music education program.
As a recitalist, Mr. Kwan has performed solo recitals in many prestigious venues, including Lichfield, Truro, Bristol, Westminster and Gloucester Cathedrals, as well as Bath Abbey and Westminster Abbey. In the summer of 2010, he played before a capacity audience at Passau Cathedral, Germany. Contact Kevin here.
Marjorie Setnicky, Assistant Organist
Marjorie has a background in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music (preparatory department) and Music Education from Bowling Green State University. Marjorie studied piano with Francis Burnett, harpsichord with Dr. Vincent Corrigan, and organ with Dr. Allen Shaffer. She has a large piano studio as well as Musikgarten for babies and toddlers. Marjorie is a clinician for the regional American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, performs actively with Tapestry, a small ensemble and solo-ringing performance group, and served as the conductor of the Virginia Handbell consort 2001-2003. Contact Marj here.
William Allen Shaffer, Organist and Music Director Emeritus (1989-2012)
Henry Faivre, Assistant Organist (2000-2007)
Grover John Oberle (1958-1989)
George Maxon Vail (1928-1958)
John Jacob Miller (1889-1928)
Philip Masi (?1858-1889)
Fritz Jones (?1854-1858)
James H. Swindell (?1800-1820s)