Eva Sze

Eva Sze

Categories: Class of 2026Eva Sze teaches music theory at New York University and is the Director of Music at the Church of Saint Agnes.  She studied composition at the University of Toronto, music theory and analysis at the CUNY Graduate Center, and organ with Dr. William Entriken.  She has presented compositions and research papers at…

Michael Shake

Michael Shake

Categories: Class of 2026Michael Shake became the sixth director of music for the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York in September 2019. At First Church, he shepherds the musical life of the community as a keyboardist, conductor, and team member, crafting weekly worship and cultivating broader worship and music opportunities for the…

Maria Rayzvasser

Maria Rayzvasser

Categories: Class of 2026Maria Rayzvasser earned a Master’s degree from Maimonides State Classical Academy in Moscow, Russia. She also studied with Gregory D’Agostino in New York, with Johann Vexo’s in Nancy, France and at Mataro-Barcelona International Organ Academy in Spain. In 2018 Maria appeared as a featured artist in the Voice of America program “Once…

James Hopkins

James Hopkins

Categories: Class of 2026, Current Board Members, Executive BoardBased in Brooklyn, Jim Hopkins enjoys playing all keyboard instruments, conducting and singing polyphony, and currently serves as Music Director and Director of the Levy Choir School at All Saints Episcopal Church in Manhattan. He especially enjoys collaborating with other musicians, whether that be in a chamber music context,…

Caitlin Dowling

Caitlin Dowling

Categories: Class of 2026Emily Caitlin Dowling is Director of Music & Liturgy at the Reformed Church of Bronxville, NY. Caitlin received a Bachelor in Piano Performance from Mercer University in 2013 and is an accomplished pianist. Caitlin began playing the organ in 2012 with Cam Bishop and excelled as an organist, winning the Macon AGO…

Daniel Beckwith

Daniel Beckwith

Categories: Class of 2026Daniel Beckwith has conducted in many of the major opera houses throughout North America and Europe. With a repertoire that spans the 17th through the 20th centuries, he has been hailed as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation. His Metropolitan Opera debut was with Mozart’s Don Giovanni in 1997;…

Lena Tharp

Lena Tharp

Categories: Class of 2024, Current Board MembersLena Tharp was born and educated in Germany. She received her Diploma in Sacred Music from the Hochschule für Musik, Detmold in 2001. She also holds the Cultural Assistant degree, with emphasis in foreign languages, from the European Language School, Dortmund, Germany, and the London Chamber of Commerce Business…

Sándor Szabó

Sándor Szabó

Categories: Class of 2024Dr. Sándor Szabó is actively engaged as conductor, organist, pianist and harpsichordist throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States. Dr. Szabó was educated in Yugoslavia, graduating from the University of Novi Sad in with the diploma “Academic Musician in the Piano Art.” Subsequently, he received his Master’s degree from the University of Music…

Jared Lamenzo

Jared Lamenzo

Categories: Class of 2024Jared Lamenzo is Director of Music at the historic Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, located in Manhattan’s Little Italy. He is also Director of Friends of the Erben Organ, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the Basilica’s magnificent 1868 Erben organ. He has performed on historic organs around…