Halleluiah! New Organist & Director of Music is Selected
I am delighted to welcome Mr. Mark R. Scholtz as our new Music Director at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. I am confident that you will find him to be both talented and warm; a wonderful addition to our parish community.
His start date is September 2nd. His first choir rehearsal with the great choristers of St. Timothy's will be September 4th, readying all for the his first weekend at the helm assisting in the leadership of worship September 6th and 7th.
Welcome Mark, and welcome all to this new season of making music together as part of the family of God. ~ Father Marvin
Thanks for the Ministry of the Search Team
I commend the Music Director Search Team for their diligent work in providing excellent candidates for our review. Please thank them for their dedication and service: Joe Fox, Chair, Kate Buckley, Correspondence, Marlene Gruber Clark, Sally Metz, Mary Robert, Caroline Kelsey, Georgia O’Brien and Rick Sharp.
A Little Introduction To Mark:
MARK R. SCHOLTZ was for fourteen years the Organist and Choirmaster of Saint John’s Church (Episcopal) in Washington, Connecticut. Mr. Scholtz earned his degree in Organ Performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Prior to Oberlin, he attended Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania studying organ and improvisation with Timothy Albrecht. Subsequently, in 1990, Mr. Scholtz studied interpretation of the organ works of Arthur Wills with the composer at Ely Cathedral, England.
As a recitalist, Mr. Scholtz has had the wonderful opportunity to play some notable instruments in the states and also in Europe. From 2008-2012, Mr. Scholtz was the Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of Saint Michael and Saint George in Clayton, Missouri. On 1 January 2013, he became the Organist and Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Town & Country, Missouri.
In June of 2004, Mr. Scholtz began a four year association with the Wicks Organ Company of Highland, Illinois, first as a flue voicer and then as Tonal Director. In the Spring of 2008 he started his own company, Scholtz Pipe Organ Tonal Solutions, Inc. specializing in the tonal design of pipe organs, voicing and revoicing of pipe work, and on-site tonal finishing of completed instruments.