Dr Terry Yount has taught, lectured and performed in America, Japan and Europe. His articles for The Hymn, Reformation Today, World Magazine, and Tabletalk reveal his passion for art music that is rooted in creation and ultimately points to God. His article “A New Song Begun” appears in The Legacy of Luther (Reformation Trust, 2016). Dr. Yount resides in Lake Mary, Florida with his wife, Laura. He serves as Dean of Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music.
Cecily DeMarco was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida where she was homeschooled from K-12.
She has performed concerts at various churches throughout south Florida and New York, including Saint Patrick’s Cathedral (Organists of Juilliard Concert), Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lauderdale (Solo Concert), Saint Andrews Chapel, Sanford, FL and Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Scarsdale, NY (solo concert). She is also the 2021 NYC Chapter winner for the American Guild of Organist’s Quimbly Regional Competition for Young Organists.
For three years, she was an organ student of Dr. Terry Yount at the Saint Andrews Conservatory in Sanford, Florida.
Currently, Cecily is a student of Dr. Paul Jacobs at The Juilliard School in New York City where she is pursing a degree in Organ Performance.
Alexander Pattavina is a graduate of The Juilliard School where he received his Bachlelor of Music and Master of Music degrees.. He is currently the Director of Music at the Church of Saint Agnes in New York City. A native of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Alex received First Prize in the 2014 L. Cameron Johnson Competition sponsored by the Northeastern Connecticut Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and was also awarded the 2014 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship from the Lutheran Seminary in Chicago. Formerly, he worked as Organ Scholar of Christ Church in Bronxville, NY under composer and conductor Philip Stopford. Alex was an editor and proofer for The St. Paul’s Hymnal (2015), and his composition for choir and organ, All in a Stable Cold and Bare , was recently published by Hal Leonard. Alex has performed with the Juilliard Orchestra and performs frequently on the East and West coasts.
Olga Kolpakova is a dynamic violinist and pianist who has gained recognition and won worldwide acclaim for her impassioned performances, elegant musicianship, stunning virtuosity, beautiful tone, and charismatic stage presence.
A native of Mariyskaya ASSR, Russia, Olga Kolpakova received her Masters of Music Degree in violin performance from Kiev Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She also spent two years of post-graduate study at the Kiev Conservatory with qualifications as concert performer, orchestra soloist, chamber ensemble soloist and music instructor. Ms. Kolpakova is an accomplished 7 year alumni member of the elite Kiev Chamber Orchestra, which is Ukraine’s leading ensemble, containing members of only the highest level of musicianship and artistic performance. Ms. Kolpakova made annual world tours with the Kiev Chamber Orchestra to countries including: South Korea, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, England, Slovakia and the USA. Ms. Kolpakova has performed in many famous concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Hall, The London Royal Hall, Bayreuth Theater in Germany, just to list a few. Ms. Kolpakova has also performed with such renowned conductors and soloists as, Itzhak Perlman, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Michael Crawford, Il Divo, Victor Picaizen, Dmitri Kitaenko, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Gidon Kremer, Natalya Gutman, Oleg Kagan, and Oleg Krysa, just to list a few. The Kiev Chamber Orchestra has an honored place among the chamber ensembles of the world. Ms Kolpakova takes a highly active role on an international level in availing musical opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds through music camps and abundant other outlets and venues at her disposal. Currently, Ms. Kolpakova has a very full teaching schedule of private students. She frequently performs professionally at special events, major theme parks, and solo and chamber concerts; and is involved with several symphony orchestras across the state of Florida.
Dr. Mason is highly regarded as a music educator, conductor, and clinician having served as the Associate Conductor of the Bob Jones University (SC) Symphony Orchestra, conducting a wide range of repertoire from opera to classical standards. He has guest-conducted high school, university, and community bands in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Colorado, and South Carolina in addition to his home state of Florida. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Carolina (Magna Cum Laude).
Dr. Mason was Director of Choral Ensembles at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, South Carolina for 12 years. His choral ensembles received statewide recognition, placing first in the AA and AAA divisions of the South Carolina Choral Festival for two consecutive years. His students joined approximately 200 other singers from the United States and Canada for a performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at Carnegie Hall in New York City in May, 2001. Dr. Mason has taught Music Theory and other courses on the high school level and as an Adjunct Music Professor at Saint Andrews Conservatory and Reformation Bible College in Sanford, FL. He also has performed as a trumpeter with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (Fort Myers, FL) and formerly held positions with the Northeast Philharmonic Orchestra (Scranton, PA), the Greenville (SC) Symphony and the Toledo (OH) Symphony. Dr. Mason is a founding member of the Aurora Brass Quintet, and has performed with them throughout the Southeast and Northern Italy.
Romeo DeMarco, tenor, has been using his voice to sing for the Lord as part of the Coral Ridge Hour for 25 years. He is a regular soloist at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. For seven seasons, he performed lead roles with Palm Beach Opera under the direction of former Metropolitan Opera conduction Anton Guadagno. He also performed lead roles with Albuquerque Light Opera, Opera Southwest and toured Mexico with a Zaruela company. Romeo has also performed solo concerts throughout New Mexico, Florida and Oklahoma. He has a heart for encouraging young singers and helping them grow their talent and skills as musicians.
Martha Matthews holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Houghton College and a Master of Flute Performance from the University of Idaho. A 34-year veteran of handbells, Martha is excited to have the opportunity to conduct teh longest, consistently running community handbell ensemble in the country, Kalamazoo Ringers. She founded and conducted Philadelphia Bronze, an advanced, auditioned ensemble with the motto, "elegant energy." Directing handbell programs at Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Martha also worked as Director of Sales at Malmark Bellcraftsmen, Inc. and for Handbell Musicians of America. Martha especially enjoys mentoring new directors.