by Claudia Carroll
Search Committee Director
The search committee for the director of music and organist is grateful to Lee Kohlenberg for serving as interim director. We think we made an excellent choice and feel that the music ministry is in capable hands. Not only is Lee working with our choir and music staff, he will conduct the Tyler Civic Chorale for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. Lee plans to stay in Tyler until the end of May 2017.
The committee did take a break after hiring Lee, but are now back at work seeking our permanent Director of Music/Organist.
The position is publicized on the American Guild of Organists and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians websites. We are attracting many highly qualified and experienced candidates. The committee is reviewing resumes, listening to audio and video clips, speaking with experts in the field, conducting Skype interviews and talking about the qualifications and attributes of the candidates. We will be conducting on-site interviews and auditions as we narrow the candidates down to several finalists.
We ask for your prayers as we undertake this next phase. If you have suggestions, please feel free to talk to any member of the committee: Claudia Carroll, Buck Files, Bill Girard, Judith Guthrie, Casey Johnson and Linda Pirtle.