Jillian Gardner is appointed director of music and organist for Huntsville First United Methodist Church, Huntsville, Alabama, where her responsibilities include overseeing the music department consisting of 11 ensembles, choirs, and children’s music while providing leadership of two adult choirs and serving as choirmaster for two traditional services.
Gardner holds degrees in organ from Baylor University and Oberlin Conservatory, having studied with Isabelle Demers and James David Christie. Additional studies have been at the McGill Summer Organ Academy and as organ scholar at St. Peter’s Church in New York City.
Having given recitals throughout the United States and abroad, she has earned prizes in multiple competitions and is a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2015. She serves as convener for American Guild of Organists’ Young Organists division and has previously served as director of music and organist for Austin Avenue United Methodist Church, Waco, Texas.
For information: www.jilliangardner.net.