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THE DIAPASON announces 20 under 30 Class of 2015

March 3, 2015

Meet the Class of 2015:

Joseph Balistreri

Director of Music, Archdiocese of Detroit


Thomas Bowers

Harpsichord technician, Harpsichord Clearing House


Joey Brink

Bok Tower Carillon Fellow, Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL


Nicholas Capozzoli

Organ/harpsichord student, Oberlin Conservatory; Organist, Bethesda-on-the-Bay Lutheran Church, Bay Village, OH


Katelyn Emerson

Organ student, Oberlin Conservatory; Music director, St. Paul Lutheran Choir, Amherst, OH


Jillian Gardner

Organ student, Oberlin Conservatory; Grace Lutheran Church, Oberlin, OH


Christopher Houlihan

Artist in residence, Trinity College, Hartford, CT; Artist, Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists


Simon Thomas Jacobs

Organ student, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH; Artist, Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists


Dexter Kennedy

Organ and harpsichord faculty, College of Wooster; Assistant organist, Christ Church Episcopal, Grosse Point, MI


Colin Knapp

Director, Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival; Director of music/organist, First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, MI


Nathan Laube

Assistant professor of organ, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Artist, Karen McFarlane Artists


Katie Minion

Organ student, Indiana University


Tom Mueller 

Assistant professor and university organist, Concordia University; Assistant organist, St. James’ Church, Los Angeles


Raymond Nagem

Organ student, The Juilliard School; Assistant organist, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City


Stephen Price

Organ student, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University; Administrator and instructor, Sacred Music Intensive Course


Andrew Schaeffer 

Organ student, University of Oklahma; Director of music ministries, First United Methodist Church, Edmond, OK 


Benjamin Straley

Organist and associate director of music, Washington National Cathedral


Andrew Szymanski

Organ builder, City Organ Works, Chicago


Halden Toy

Organ student, Brigham Young University–Idaho; Organist, First Presbyterian Church, Idaho Falls, ID


Nicholas Wallace

Organ builder, David E. Wallace & Co. Pipe Organ Builders; Gorham, ME