Westminster Alumni Council

Executive Council

 

PRESIDENT   
Constance M. Fee '71    Fee_Constance@Roberts.edu
After receiving a BME 1971, Connie received further honors including the Performer’s Certificate Opera
Performance at the Curtis Institute; MM Vocal Performance, IU School of Music; and was chosen to receive
an Alumni Merit Award for Distinguished Achievement in Vocal Performance by WCC’s Alumni.  Her
performance credits include lead roles with Paris Opera, Welsh National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera
Theater of St Louis, NY Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic. Currently she is Vocal Program Director, Associate
Professor of Vocal Performance and Artist-in-Residence at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY.

 

VICE PRESIDENT  
James Busby '85, '92   jrbusby@mac.com
James was appointed Assistant Head of The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, CA in 2011. Originally from
Alabama, he spent 25 years in New York City.  As a faculty member at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights,
he taught music and chaired the Music Department for 10 years.  He was appointed Dean of Faculty and
Assistant Head of School in 2007.  He has lectured and conducted at Hunter College, Princeton University,
Eton College, and was founding music director of Grace and Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn. He has recently
completed his doctoral coursework in Musicology at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

 

SECRETARY   
Anthony J. Rafaniello ’05  raf.ajr@att.net
Anthony was a double major in Sacred Music and Music Education.  He is currently the director
of choral activities and co-director of the Academy of the Performing Arts at Cranford High School
in Cranford, NJ  He also serves as musical director for the high school’s award-winning theatrical productions. 
Anthony is currently pursuing a Master of the Arts in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

PAST PRESIDENT, ALUMNI TRUSTEE
Jaimie Gilhooley Flack ’77   gilhooj@comcast.net 
Jaimie received her Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Temple University and
has held positions with Columbia Artists Management Inc. (CAMI), Frank Salomon Associates,
The Marlboro School of Music and Festival, The Spence School, College-Conservatory of Music
at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Arts Association: Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts
and the Weston Art Gallery, BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts, Inc.), Alliance for the Arts,
and the Southwest Florida Symphony.  As a fundraising consultant, she has managed endowment,
capital and annual campaigns. 
 
 
 

ALUMNI TRUSTEE
Dr. Mark C. DeMareo '78  mdemareo@eirc.org
As a 1978 graduate of Westminster Choir College, Mark has served in various leadership positions in
the Alumni Association including service as a District Representative, Secretary and President. He was
appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees at Rider University in September 2006. He is  a member
of the Headmaster's Association, a select group of 100 educators consisting of 75 American private school
headmasters and 25 public school principals. For four years Mark served as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board
at the Principals' Center, Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Mark currently serves as Division
Head for Professional Development at Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC) located in Mullica Hill, NJ.

 
 

 


Council Members



DISTRICT 1   
Rosemary Boone ’92   fenagh1@yahoo.com
Northeastern  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont
Rosemary has her own business teaching piano and voice lessons and teaches at Gateway Community
College in New Haven, CT.  She currently serves on the CT-ACDA board.  Rosemary earned a master’s
degree in Music Education/Pedagogy from the Hartt School of Music (1999) and a Doctor of Education
from the University of Bridgeport (2008).

 

DISTRICT 2
Jonathan Slawson ’09  jonathan.ryan.slawson@gmail.com
Metropolitan NY, New York state zip codes 10000 - 11999 and 12400 - 12799

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College (2009 WCC President Award
recipient), and a Masters in Nonprofit Management degree from The New School. After Westminster, he began
working for Lincoln Center's $1.2 billion capital campaign to revitalize the iconic 16-acre campus. Upon completion
of the campaign, he accepted a position at Blair Academy, a private co-educational boarding school in New Jersey,
as a major gift officer. Currently, Jonathan manages the League of American Orchestras' annual fund in addition to
consulting for Athlete Ally, the Ocean City Pops, and the Equus Project/OnSite NYC. He is a contributor to the
International Federation of Choral Music's International Choral Bulletin, and a concert reviewer for the
American Record Guide.

 

DISTRICT 3   
James D. Moyer ’86  jamesdmoyer@verizon.net
Greater Philadelphia Eastern Pennsylvania zip codes 17300 – 17699, 17900 – 19699 & Delaware
Jim serves as the coordinator of vocal music (K-12) for the Pennsbury School District and the
director of choral activities at Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills, PA.  He is also the
interim director of music at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, NJ and the artistic director
of the Pennsbury Community Chorus. 

 

DISTRICT 4  
Vacant
Central NJ  New Jersey zip codes 08500 – 08699
Jim is a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music, one of six Americans to be so honored.
He received the degree Doctor of Music, honoris causa, from Rider University in 2001. 
He has conducted choral and orchestral works, and leads workshops and seminars in the United States and abroad. 
As Music Director and Conductor of The American Boychoir, he is a specialist in children’s choral techniques.
Jim was an assistant professor of organ at Westminster, where he also headed the church music department. 
He was Director of Music at Princeton Theological Seminary, and the organist and director of music,
at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City and has served as a consultant, interim organist
and choirmaster at Washington National Cathedral.

 

DISTRICT 5  
Elizabeth Bewie ’02  msbewie@hotmail.com
Northeastern NJ New Jersey zip codes 07000 – 07699, 07900 – 07999
Elizabeth is currently the sixth grade chorus director and general music teacher at Millburn Middle School in
Millburn, NJ.  She is concluding her 11th year of teaching, and has taught in New Jersey, Ohio, and Florida.
Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in music education from Westminster Choir College, her Master’s
degree in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and has completed coursework
towards her doctorate at the University of Florida.  After years of teaching and serving as a church musician,
and many moves from NJ to OH to FL, Elizabeth currently resides in NJ where she teaches middle school chorus.

 

DISTRICT 6  
George W. Moser '70  gak118@optonline.net
Northwestern NJ New Jersey zip codes 07700 – 07899, 08800 – 08999
George has served as Organist and Director of Music at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Summit, NJ since 1996.
George is an Associate in Ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and came to St. John’s after
serving St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Clearwater, Florida for seventeen years.  He  was an organ student of
William Whitehead and did post-graduate organ study was with G. Dene Barnard in Columbus, OH.  He serves
on the adjunct faculty of The Pingry School, Martinsville, NJ where he teaches piano and has been a member
of the Harmonium Choral Society for three years.

 

DISTRICT 7 
Laurie Eisenbrown Bischof '90  lauriebischof@hotmail.com
New Jersey zip codes 08000 – 08499, 08700 – 08799
Originally from Saratoga Springs, New York, Laurie received her B.Mus. in Music Education (Voice Concentration)
from Westminster Choir College in December of 1990.  Laurie has had a strong connection to Westminster Choir
College, not only as an alumna, but also as a Resident Director from 1993-1999.   Laurie is a music educator who
has proudly taught at the elementary level for the past 23 years.  She holds an additional certification in general
elementary education and an Orff Level 1 certificate from Central Connecticut State University.  She has presented
workshops on integrating technology in the music classroom, Orff workshops, and has participated in mentorship
programs for new teachers.  In addition to music education responsibilities, Laurie is passionately involved in teacher
advocacy.  As communications chair, Laurie developed and executed an outreach plan that serves over 470 teachers
in her district. This plan provides transparency, important updates relevant to education, and event organization. It also
serves as a platform for teacher communication.
Laurie is a member of ACDA and a recipient of the Teacher of the
Year Award.  


DISTRICT 8  
Robert A. McCormick '01   mccormick@stpauls-kst.com
Capitol District of Columbia, Maryland & Virginia
After graduation Robert McCormick '01, assumed one of New York City's most prominent church music positions
that of Organist and Director of Music at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin - "Smoky Mary's" in Times Square - one
of the country's most celebrated Anglo-Catholic parishes.  He moved to Washington, DC in 2008, to become Director
of Music at St. Paul's Parish, K Street, another well-known Anglo-Catholic "shrine" known for excellent music.  He
directs a semi-professional adult choir and a choir school program with professional music training for boys and girls.
  Evensong is sung every Sunday, year round, one of the only places in the US to do this.  In 2009, St. Paul's choirs
released a CD, "We Sing of God," on the Pro Organo label.  Robert was described by Choir and Organ as “indomitable
and immensely gifted” and as “an artist of rare sensitivity and passion” by The Macon (Georgia) Telegraph.

DISTRICT 9  
Susan Bos Orgain '93  me@susanorgain.com
Coastal Southern Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee
Since graduating from Westminster Choir College, Susan has had the privilege of serving in two loving churches.
She moved to North Carolina to work with Westminster Choir College graduate, Roger Hicks '63 at the First
Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. Responsibilities primarily included playing the organ and accompanying
the choirs. When Susan left six years later, she had gained the added tasks of directing two adult handbell
ensembles, one youth handbell ensemble, and a volunteer chamber orchestra. She then moved just up the
road to Knollwood Baptist Church in 2000 and has ministered there for 13 years. In addition to playing the
organ and accompanying the choirs, Susan has expanded the handbell program from two ensembles to five
ensembles ranging in age from 2nd grade children to adults. She created and developed, and continues to be
the artistic and administrative director for a weeklong summer music and arts camp for children.  In the
Winston-Salem
community Susan was the accompanist for the Piedmont Chamber Singers, a presenter of
Pipe Organ Youth Encounters for local elementary schools, and a past dean of the American Guild of Organists.

 

DISTRICT 10  
Darren N. Dailey '89  ddailey1967@hotmail.com
Southern States: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS
Darren directs the 450 voice Jacksonville Children's Chorus.  The choirs have toured and performed in the
southwestern states, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.  A nationally recognized clinician and conductor,
Darren has guest conducted in Avery Fisher Hall, at the ACDA Honor Choir in Seattle, and served as Artistic
Director of the 2011 Somerset International Choral Festival.  He has presented workshops for the National
Association of Pastoral Musicians, Organization of Kodály Educators, ACDA, and Music Educator's National
Conference.  As director of the Boston Children's Chorus, they performed at the 2004 Democratic Convention,
and sang on the television special, "Raising the Roof: A Celebration of the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Song."

 

DISTRICT 11  
Vacant
Middle Eastern New York zip codes, 00501, 00544, 06390, 12000 – 12399, 12800 – 14999,
Ohio, Pennsylvania zip codes 15000 – 17299 and 17700 – 17899 & West Virginia
Kristin is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory.  She has held summer fellowships with the Tanglewood Music
Center, the G. Martini Conservatory of Music in Bologna, Italy, and San Francisco Opera's Merola program.
She was awarded the Accomplished Prize from the Lotte Lehmann Foundation, the Princeton-Pettoranello
Sister City Foundation, and two San Francisco Opera Merola Career Grants.  She has served as a diction
professor and vocal coach at Westminster.  Kristin taught Vocal Studies at Curtis Institute of Music in 2007
and the Opera Company of Philadelphia in 2008.  Summer of 2009-10, she joined the Opera in the Ozarks
staff in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, as head coach and repetiteur, and the Hungarian Song Crescendo Music
Festival in Sarospatak, Hungary.  She is founder and pianist with the Muhlenberg Piano Quartet and the Lukens
Piano Trio.  In 2010, she began her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Eastman School of Music and assisted
Dr. Flummerfelt at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston.

 

DISTRICT 12  
Vacant
Midwestern Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin
Michael received an M.M. from Indiana University and studied with Margaret Harshaw from 1974-1997. Widely
considered one of the finest lyric spinto tenors of his generation, Michael has sung leading roles in the major
opera houses of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, London’s Covent Garden, Milan’s La Scala,
Vienna Staatsoper, Opera Australia’s Sydney Opera House, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago,
Dallas Opera, Paris Opera, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon, Houston Grand Opera, Venice’s Teatro La Fenice,
Staatsoper Berlin, Grand Theater de Geneva, Deutshe Oper Berlin, Florence’s Maggio Musicale, Hamburg
Staatsoper, Bonn Staatsoper, Frankfurt Staatsoper, Opera de Toulouse, the New Israeli Opera and many others. 
Michael is on the voice faculty voice at DePaul University School of Music.

DISTRICT 13  
James Hejduk  ’66   hejduk1@windstream.net
CO, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX
Jim received a master’s in choral conducting from Indiana University.  At The Millbrook School he served
as director of music and chapel organist.  In 1971 he became director of choral activities and chapel
organist at Milton Academy followed by 12-year tenure as organist-choirmaster at The Congregational Church
of Needham.  In 1986, he was appointed director of choral activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and in
1988 he was organist of Second Church of Christ, Scientist.  He returned to Boston to become director of music
at Belmont Hill School and reassume his church position in Needham until his retirement in 2006. He now plays
at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Lincoln, NE.

DISTRICT 14  
Katharin Rundus ’78 MM  kerundus@aol.com
West Coast- Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah & Washington
Katharin, a singer, voice teacher and choral conductor, she is the Director of Vocal Studies at Fullerton College.
Katharin is heard frequently as a recitalist and a concert and chamber soloist in Southern California.  Her light
lyric Dr. Rundus has been an invited lecturer in vocal pedagogy at many universities.  She has been an ACDA
clinician and has lectured about vocal pedagogy and voice science.  Her book on vocal pedagogy, Cantabile,
by Pavane Publishing, is widely used in college and university music departments in the US. She is the co-dean of
Summer Sing, an annual singer’s conference at Lake Tahoe now in its twentieth-second year.   Dr. Rundus
received her Bachelor of Music from Coe College, Master of Music Westminster Choir College and the Doctor
of Musical Arts from the Claremont Graduate University.

EX-OFFICIO
Natalie M. Pollard '93, '98
Director of Alumni Relations