Thomas E. Goetz is appointed organist and director of music for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Fort Pierce, Florida. At St. Andrew’s, he serves as organist for Sunday services and special services, conducts the St. Andrew’s Choir, and is planning a series of concerts that will feature the newly installed three-manual, 60-stop A. E. Schlueter pipe organ (see the cover feature of the May 2022 issue).
Goetz is in his 52nd year as a church musician, having served churches in Illinois, Kentucky, Texas, and Florida. He has taught music in graduate and undergraduate institutions for 22 years, with his longest tenure being that of seminary organist and choir director as well as adjunct professor of music at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.
He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where he studied organ with Wolfgang Rübsam and Richard Enright, conducting with Robert Harris, and church music. He was organ scholar at Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel during his doctoral residency and also served as teaching assistant to Richard Enright. He graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University in Miami with his Bachelor of Arts degree in organ performance and music education.
For information: https://www.mystandrews.org/leadership
Other recent appointments:
Tiffany Ng at University of Michigan
Alexander Meszler to Luther College