Isaac Drewes is appointed associate director for music and worship at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, effective in August. There he will share in service playing, accompany the Central Choir, and direct the choristers and bell choirs. The semi-professional adult choir comprises 70 voices with a repertoire spanning multiple centuries.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Drewes is a graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, and Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. His principal teachers were Catherine Rodland and David Higgs. He was the 2019–2020 Association of Anglican Musicians’ Gerre Hancock Fellowship at St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois, where he was the principal accompanist and assisted in service playing and chorister training. He earned first prize in the 2018 Lynnwood Farnam organ competition and has performed for two conventions of the Organ Historical Society.