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Music Leadership

Dr. Roderick Gorby - Music Director

Dr. Roderick Gorby is a well-rounded musician, an accomplished organist, pianist, composer and arranger whose recent accomplishments includes the premiere of two movements of his virtuosic organ concerto “An American Tone Poem” with the Chamber Symphony of the Springs. Rod enjoys working with musicians of all ages and has co-directed children’s musicals, led a children’s choir and has assisted in directing one of the largest choirs in Colorado Springs.

Rod is passionate about both teaching and learning. While living in Central Florida he started and maintained a large private piano studio, and over the course of his teaching career he has taught students from age 2, to pre-college, to age 70! He earned his Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University in music theory and composition where he also earned a second masters degree in organ performance. Rod has studied organ performance at the graduate level at the Juilliard School under John Weaver.

Rod’s family includes his wife Mandy, son Connor, dogs, chickens and bees!  Contact:

Music Ministry—Free sight-singing class!  

On Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dr. Gorby will offer a free sight-singing class for any parishioners.  Sight-singing is one of the most important skills we need in order to sing a large volume of liturgical music.  While many touring singers (pop, folk and other) sing the same rotation of 12-30 songs, we in the church need to be able to sing many hundreds more per year... and with great feeling and connection!  How on earth do we do that and why is that a fair expectation?  Sight-singing.  It's critical to a successful music program.  Whatever level your skill, you will benefit and grow with more experience and coaching in this area.  Thursday evenings at 6:30pm!