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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!

Valerie Nicolosi, Mezzo-Soprano

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Nicolosi is an accomplished mezzo soprano with an extensive list of operatic, symphonic, and recital credits, detailed on her website, As a result of her marriage to our (then) Director of Religious Eduction, Gary Niemerg, Valerie has relocated here from the East Coast and has re-established her teaching and performance career. Valerie will be offering her superlative vocal ministry to our worship at many 9 AM Masses during the school year. If you, your child, or a friend would like to contact her regarding voice lessons, please email her at or call 860-334-2269.