Jesse Nathan Glaude, Music Director, is a summa cum laude graduate of theWestminster Choir College, where he studied sacred music, choral conducting, organ and harpsichord. Among the honors garnered there, he was named an Andrew J. Rider Scholar for distinguished academic achievement, was elected to membership in the National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda, and was organ scholar at the prestigious Nassau Presbyterian Church. His primary professors included Mark A. Anderson (organ), Gerard Farrell (Gregorian chant), Robin Leaver (sacred music), Robert Carwithen (improvisation), James Jordan and Andrew Megill (choral conducting).
Mr. Glaude has been Director of Music at the historic Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Norwich, Connecticut since 2005. He is founder and Executive Director of the Christ Church School of the Arts and of theChamber Music at Christ Church series; each created to enrich the artistic life of the community through both professional instruction and performance.
In 2008 he designed and oversaw the installation of Christ Church's new sanctuary organ - a landmark Rodgers instrument of three manuals and 130 speaking stops.
Jesse Glaude is Past Dean of the New London County Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and chairs the Guild's committee for New Organist Development - which annually awards the Roberta Bitgood Scholarship to young musicians seeking a career in the field.
Visit jessenathanglaude.blog.com for more on Jesse Glaude.