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Jonathan White
Interim or Substitutes Organist/Pianist, Choirmaster, Cantorial

All Denominations. I know liturgy of all the major faiths including synagogue work and am fluent in Hebrew. Available every day for services, funerals, weddings.



954.425.7013

Christopher Toth
Organ, Piano, Keyboard, Voice



Experienced organist, pianist, keyboard player, music director and singer.  Roman Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, musical theatre and popular music.  Weddings, Funerals, Concerts, Church and Temple Services, Musical Theatre productions. Please see my website for complete information.  I am creative, engaging, grounded in tradition but always thinking outside the box.  Expert notation using Sibelius software. Available year-round in SE Florida.



216.406.0228

Ed Kolcz
Substitute, Interim, Permanent Organist/Pianist Music/Choir Director



Available as Substitute, Interim, Permanent Music/Choir Director, Organist/Pianist, simultaneous Cantoring.

Over 35 years continuous experience in the Catholic Church. Available for other denominations.

Weddings, Funerals, other activities.  Available 7 days a week.

Superb sight-reader.

Available in all of S. Florida

References on request.



954-649-0127

Dr. Walter Busse: Experienced Choirmaster/Organist/Pianist/Tuner
Experienced Choirmaster/Organist/Pianist/Tuner available immediately as sub, interim, or permanent post. Over 5,000 Catholic, Protestant, & Jewish services including music director at Vatican for 1st Easter Sundays of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict.



Experienced Choirmaster/Organist/Pianist/Tuner available immediately as sub, interim, or permanent post. Over 5,000 Catholic, Protestant, & Jewish services including music director at Vatican for 1st Easter Sunday Masses of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict. 

WALTER GERARD BUSSE, Ph.D.  Miami, Florida

305.951.7253 Mobile     305.B.PIANO.W (274.2669) Office 

waltbusse@aol.com

 EDUCATION

 Ph.D.   Music Education    University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL                                                   5/97 Dissertation:  Toward Objective Measurement and Evaluation of Jazz Piano Performance via MIDI-Based Groove Quantize Templates

M.M.   Media Writing and Production     University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL                                5/89 Masters Project:  The Integration of Electronic and Acoustic Music Production into a Variety of Contemporary Christian Musical Styles

B.M.    Electronic Music/Music Education Double Major (Magna Cum Laude)   Berklee College Of Music, Boston, MA                                                                        5/87

CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                                                         
  • Florida Department of Education, Music Specialist grades K-12                           8/88-Current
  • Google Certified Educator                                                                                       6/18
  • Quaver Music Certification Levels I, II, III and IV                                                             5/15
  • Florida League of IB Schools International Baccalaureate Music Certification                   6/08
  • Massachusetts Department of Education, Music Specialist grades K-12                      9/87-Life
 ADDITIONAL TRAINING
  • Archdiocese of Miami Education Dept. Teacher Inservice Prof. Dev. Points (500+)    3/05-Present
  • The Children’s Trust Capacity Training & Organizational Development (Various)     6/15-Present
  • NAfME/FMEA/FLASTA/ACDA/IAJE/NAMM/AES/FCIS/FLIBS Various Conferences          6/89-Present
  • Safeschools Training Seminars Cert. FirstAid/CPR/Bloodborn Pathogens + 3 more                10/16
  • IB International Conference and Training Workshops, Chicago, IL                                          7/15
  • Daktronics Control Systems Training- Jumbotron audiovideo and sports statistics management 2/15
  • Reddicker Software Inc. “Administrators’ Plus” Software Seminar                                        9/99
  • Macromedia, Inc. “Go-Live” Tour, Miami, FL Multimedia/Web Page Development Seminar  7/96
  • Small Business Development Center Workshops, Miami, FL                                             2/93-6/93

            Developing a Business Plan, Applying for a Business Loan, Tax Preparation for Small Businesses

  • University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO   Rocky Mountain Music Technology Workshop 8/92
  • St. Thomas University, Miami, FL    Multimedia in the Classroom                                           6/92
  • Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL    Intensive Spanish: Intermediate                       9/88
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL   New Directions in Music Technology/MIDI Seminar       8/87
  • MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA   FM Synthesis Computer Music Workshop                         8/86

 PUBLISHED RESEARCH/PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Music Perception Scientific Journal                                                                            Spring 2002Toward Objective Measurement and Evaluation of Jazz Piano Performance via MIDI-Based Groove Quantize Templates
  • The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa                                                                                 10/97        Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Musicality: The Seashore Symposium

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Carrollton Schools of the Sacred Heart, Coconut Grove, FL                                         8/07-Present High School Coordinator of International Baccalaureate (IB) Music Degree Program High Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL), Director/accompanist of Les Choristes Advanced Women’s Chorus Levels I-IV, electives Intro to Music, Vocal Techniques, Instrumental Studies, Digital Music, and Music Composition.
  • Philadelphia International Music Festival, Bryn Mawr, PA                                                6/10-7/10 Summer faculty member working with Philadelphia Orchestra summer program coaching chamber music ensembles and teaching Advanced Choir elective. Staff piano tuner/technician.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Preparatory Academy High School, Miami, FL                              8/03-5/07 Director/accompanist of two advanced Lourdes Singers choirs, Intermediate Women’s ChoirJazz Catz top senior vocal group. Developed new Chamber Ensemble and AP Music Theory courses. Liturgical music director/accompanist at Epiphany Church.
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School, South Miami, FL                               8/97-6/03Fulltime classroom PK3-8th grade general music teacher. Music director/accompanist of five children’s choirs of varying levels. Director/accompanist of liturgical music at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
  • University of Miami School of Music, Coral Gables, FL                                                           6/94 Teaching Assistant to Dr. William R. Higgins for Computer Applications in Music Education. Responsible for lab set-up, teaching MIDI/Sequencing, and individual instruction of educational music software applications.
  • University of Miami School of Music, Coral Gables, FL                                                   1/94-5/94 Adjunct faculty instructor for Functional Music Techniques. Undergraduate instruction in guitar, recorder, and  autoharp for music education and music therapy majors.
  • Hammocks Middle/Junior High School, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL 8/89-8/9   Full-time middle/junior high public school teacher of piano, guitar, and computer courses.
  • University of Miami School of Music, Coral Gables, FL                                                   9/87-5/89 Graduate Teaching Assistant to James Progris for Media Writing and Production Master’s program. Graduate instruction in film scoring and MIDI/music technology labs.  Director of Film Scoring and Studio Production ensembles. Studio manager overseeing Gusman Hall session bookings. Trained/tutored Music Engineering and Production Majors in use of recording studio, SMPTE synchronization, automation and Synclavier systems.
  • City of Boston Public School System, Boston, MA                                                           5/87-8/87 Part-time music teacher and general classroom substitute, grades K-12.
  • Gibbs Jr. High School, Arlington, MA                                                                             1/87-5/87 Internshipe as Music teacher responsible for wind ensemble, chorus, and musical theater. 
  • Dallin Elementary School, Arlington, MA                                                                       1/87-5/ Internship as Music teacher responsible for general music and band.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Freelance Private Piano, Guitar, Chamber Ensemble and Voice Teacher/Coach            2/83-Present
  • Freelance Computer and Music Technology Tutor/Consultant                                     9/84-Present
  • Freelance Music Competition Adjudicator/Clinician/Talent Show Judge                       5/05-Present
  • Peru State College, Peru NE                                                                                                5/11 Featured guest artist, adjudicator and clinician for one of the Midwest’s largest four-state college jazz festivals.
  • Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA                                                                            7/91-5/97 South Florida alumni representative, college recruiter, clinician, applicant interviewer/audition coordinator.
  • University of Miami School Of Music, Coral Gables, FL                                                  1/94-6/94 Supervised graduate Music Business intern for Selah Music Ministries, Inc. Training included concert/venue bookings, contracts, promotion, merchandising, accounting, tax preparation, and copyright/trademark applications.
  • Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL                                                                          9/89-5/95 Teacher Education Center (TEC) music technology seminar instructor for music teachers’ recertification program. Clinician in MIDI, sequencing, classroom computer applications, and multimedia development.
  • Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL                                                                          9/89-5/95 Music technology consultant/instructor/IT for former DCPS district music supervisor Marilyn Von Seggern. Trained area coordinators & administrative staff in computers and music technology. Set up interoffice AppleTalk LAN.
  • Berklee College Of Music, Boston, MA                                                                           9/85-5/87 Undergraduate tutor/lab monitor in Music Synthesis department responsible for equipment set-up and maintenance of two synthesizer labs. Instructional support and project assistance for Music Synthesis majors. 

CURRICULUM/SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 

  • Carrollton Schools of the Sacred Heart, Coconut Grove, FL                                         8/07-Present Developed/implemented comprehensive single gender music curriculum using ATLAS curriculum mapping system for five schools across two campuses: Montessori PreK, Primary, Intermediate, Junior High, and High School. Designed/implemented all new course offerings in High School including: four levels of Advanced Women’s Concert Choir, 2-Year International Baccalaureate (IB) Music Degree Program in both Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) and one semester electives Intro to Music, Vocal Techniques, Instrumental Studies, Digital Music, and Music Composition.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Preparatory Academy High School, Miami, FL                              8/03-5/07 Oversaw curriculum revisions of pre-existing arts curriculum at all girls’ private preparatory school for Music, Drama, Dance, and Visual Arts programs. Designed and implemented new Chamber Ensemble/Orchestra program/curriculum.
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Elementary School, South Miami, FL                     8/97-6/03 Developed entire music curriculum for PreK3-8th grade coed parochial school. Oversaw implementation with team teachers.
  • Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL                                                                          2/92-5/92 Freelance design/budget consultant of music technology curriculum and computer music/recording labs at performing arts magnet high schools. Assisted in the development/implementation of curricula utilizing the equipment.
  • Trebas Institute of Recording Arts, Los Angeles, CA                                                        5/88-8/89 Freelance curriculum development/design/budget of Music Technology and Recording Program and Labs. Developed course sequences and descriptions, syllabi, instructional content, lesson plans, lab exercises, and assessment rubrics.
  • University of Miami School of Music, Coral Gables, FL                                                           8/87 Developed curriculum for Production Techniques, graduate-level course incorporating sound synthesis/sampling, MIDI, sequencing, signal processing, DAW multi-track recording, signal flow, film scoring, & SMPTE synchronization.
  • Musicworks music software company, Boston, MA                                                        10/83-4/85 Freelance product developer, MIDI specialist and software advisor. Assisted in the development/coding of one of the first Apple Macintosh MIDI synthesizer universal editor/librarians. Deciphered system-exclusive messages and translated codes among binary, hexadecimal, and standard English.            

 LEADERSHIP/MUSIC BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

  • Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Miami, FL                                                               4/11-Present

Immediate Past-President, Advisory Board, former Board of Trustees/Executive Council. Oversaw/supervised all operations of one of Miami’s oldest cultural/educational non-profit institutions (since 1958) now serving nearly 1,000 youth annually. Duties included: chairing Executive Director National Search Committee, overseeing the interviewing/hiring/evaluations of administration, staff, and conductors, supervision of office management/operations, preparing/oversight of nearly $1M budget, board recruitment, scheduling/running of board meetings, communications, marketing, public relations, grant writing, fundraising, curriculum/program development and evaluation, scholarship allocation, capacity building, and strategic planning.

  • Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Coconut Grove, FL                                              8/07-8/15

Music Department Chair across 5 schools: Montessori PreK, Primary, Intermediate, JH and HS. Supervised, observed, and reported on team of 6 music teachers. Assisted in interviewing/hiring and/or mentoring of new teachers. Tri-M faculty advis...

CV Truncated due to file restrictions. Full CV & References available upon request.

 

CTV Broadcast Papal Audience Carrollton Choir Storm is Passing Over

NBC News Coverage of Choir Papal Tour
 
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, Florence

https://youtu.be/ZXg7oCIFEgQ

 
Bennet Weep O Mine Eyes, Florence
 
Caccini Ave Maria, Rome
 
Whitacre Seal Lullaby, Rome
 
National Anthem Marlins Park Jose Fernandez Memorial
 
BILLBOARD article referring to National Anthem Marlins Park Jose Fernandez Memorial


1.305.951.7253

Dr. Walter Gerard Busse, Ph.D.
Substitutes Music Director/Choirmaster/Organist/Pianist

Dr. Walter Gerard Busse, Ph.D. Substitutes Music Director/Choirmaster/Organist/Pianist 305-951-7253 waltbusse@aol.com Available for weddings, funerals, accompanist, cocktail pianist, or church substitutes work (NOT SUNDAY MORNINGS). Holds 2 degrees from Berklee. Masters and Doctorate from UM Frost School of Music. Over 25 years of music ministry experience in all denominations. Have planned and led music for over 4,000 Roman Catholic masses, over 1,000 various protestant services and 2000+ weddings and funerals. Able to accompany, sight read, and improvise all musical styles including classical, pop, rock, gospel, country, and jazz. Have led choirs and/or played organ/piano internationally throughout Italy, France and Israel including St. Peter's Basilica (Easter Sunday), St. Ignatius Rome, Notre Dame Paris, as well as Carnegie Hall and throughout Miami including St. Mary's Cathedral, Epiphany, Little Flower, St. Augustine, St. Patrick, St. Thomas, St. Philips Episcopal, FUMCSM, FUMCCG, Central Pres., Old Cutler Pres. and last 2 years as music director/organist/pianist at First United Methodist of Miami. www.fumcmiami.com Also 25+ years of experience as qualified piano tuner available for hire. For more info, CV/Resume and/or references please call or email 305-951-7253 waltbusse@aol.com

 

 



305-951-7253

Stefano Mhanna
Stefano Mhanna, violinist, violist, pianist, organist, composer



Stefano Mhanna, A musician of international fame, Stefano Mhanna was born in Rome on the 11th of July 1995. Winner of 5 national competitions and two international competitions, he started attending the Saint Cecilia Conservatory in Rome when he was seven years old and he graduated in violin on the 10th July 2007 with full marks and special mentions. There are no other cases in the long history of the celebrated Roman Conservatories that a student so young managed to complete his studies in such a short time with such high marks. In 2012, he graduated in viola, piano and organ and organistic composition performing in concert also with these instruments. He holds a post-diploma tirocionio didattico biennale always at Saint Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, it numbers amongst the various prizes and the prize of the Via Vittoria of Rome, and the Rotary prize for the strings section. At only ten years old he had great success for the performance of Tchaikovskys Concerto in D Major opus 35, with the orchestra of the conservatory of Saint Cecilia of Rome, Directed by Maestro Ernesto Gordini; for this he gained important recognition from the SIAE.He appears and plays in various TV shows and news programs on the RAI network (Uno Mattina / In Famiglia / Ieri, Oggi e Domani / Telegiornali di Rai 1, 2 e 3, ecc.), Mediaset (Maurizio Costanzo), and other private TV networks. He has been spoken about in various dailies and also in specialist newspapers such as Viva Verdi and Suonare news. He collaborates as a soloist with several orchestras within Italy and also abroad, for example The philharmonic orchestras of Turin, the philharmonic orchestras of Bacau conducted by Ovidiu Balan, the Great Orchestra of Rachmaninov; conducted by Nicolai Rogotnev, the Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta, the Kiev chamber orchestra etc. He plays in the Academy of Tirana in Albania and in the Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome. He plays in various theatres such as il Teatro Argentina di Roma, il Gran Teatro di Tor di Quinto in Roma, il Teatro Regio di Torino, il Teatro della Filarmonica di Trento, Il Teatro Piccinni di Bari etc.. Worth mentioning amongst his various concerts is that at Casa Barezzi, Museo Giuseppe Verdi (Busseto). He has a repertoire of around 40 concerts with an orchestra, over 50 Sonatas and pieces for the piano and numerous compositions for the solo violin but to speak of his repertoire is superfluous for him given the capacity and speed with which he approaches any type of score. They say that the naturalness with which he expresses his musical essence reveals a personality that releases a continual flow of multiple emotions in those who listen to him, and that he seems to fuse himself with the music he plays without ever becoming isolated from the world around him but rather transmitting to the listeners the deep pleasure he finds in playing the various interpretations of the pieces in the programme. Renowned also as perstigious organist in settlements and globally recognized and appreciated by many great masters and organ concert players, his concerts often run strictly from memory and with a mastery of technique and interpretation of high level, most of the time on organs particularly prestigious, as Olgiati, Callido, Rieger, Tamburini, Mascioni, Zanin and others. In his training it is important to remember Domenico Morgante and Jiri Lecian. His organ repertoire ranges from old music to the one of the late romantic era with special attention to Baroque and Bach




Giorgi Chkhikvadze
Pianist



The New York Times considered his of Scriabin's early Sonata-Fantasia as “smart and likeable.” The Wall Street Journal called him a "particularly impressive young pianist.” The South Hampton Press dubbed him “an athletic performer.”



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DMITRY RACHMANOV, PIANO
PIANO



The Moscow-born American pianist Dmitry Rachmanov was exposed to Scriabin’s sound world early on as a student of the Gnessins Special Music School in Moscow. He has studied and
performed Scriabin’s music most of his life. A founding member of the Scriabin Society of America, Rachmanov gave an all-Scriabin four-recital series in 1992 in commemoration of the composer’s 120th anniversary, which included all ten sonatas. He has also given lectures and classes on the composer, and has recorded two all-Scriabin albums to date (one published by Master Musicians in the UK, the other awaiting publication).
Dmitry Rachmanov has garnered much acclaim for his passionate performances, refined musicianship and brilliant pianism. Hailed as an "indisputable musician" by the Brussels' Le Soir and "suave
and gifted pianist' by the New York Times, Rachmanov has been heard at venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington DC's Kennedy Center, London's Barbican and South Bank Centres, and Beijing Concert Hall, and his tours brought him to Mexico, Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Far East. He collaborated as a soloist with Manhattan Philharmonia, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ukraine National Symphony, National Orchestra of Porto, Portugal, among others. He has recorded for Naxos, Navona, Omniclassic, Master Musicians and Vista Vera labels.
A strong proponent of the Russian repertoire, he gave the US premiere of Boris Pasternak's Piano Sonata, broadcast nationwide by the NPR, and his recital "The Art of the 19th Century Russian Character Piece" was noted by the New York Times for "considerable color and focus" he brought to each work.
Dr. Dmitry Rachmanov is Professor of Piano at Califrnia State University, Northridge, where he serves as Chair of Keyboard Studies. Dr. Rachmanov has been a frequent adjudicator at competitions in the US and abroad. Rachmanov is a graduate of The Juilliard School and he holds the DMA from Manhattan School of Music.
Dmitry Rachmanov is a Steinway Artist.



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Linda Reiling
Organist/Pianist available in Broward and Dade County

Over 20 + years' experience in all liturgies.  Available weekends and weekdays for services, weddings, funerals.



954.986.8705

Organist/Choir Director
Church Position sought

Experiened Organist and Choir Director is seeking for a church position (Protestant) in Ft. Lauderdal, Miami, and Palm Beach area as organist, choir director or both combined.   Availability is immediate.  

Contact Gordon Roberts

email:  MaestroGJR@gmail.com

Phone: 954 536 8991

 

Gordon is a member in good standing of Fort Lauderdale AGO and also available as a Substitute, for Weddings, and Protestant Services.

Please forward this message to anyone interested.

If any AGO member knows about an open or opening position in the SE Florida tri-county area, let Gordon know.

 

Gordon is the founding director of the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida and developed that organization over a five year period from 41 members to 179 with sold out audiences for that period performing a diverse range of music and performing with the Symphony of the Americas, Gussman Series in Miam, and Live at Lynn, things no gay choruses have ever accomplished.   He knows how to develop a music program of the highest standars, has degrees from the Juilliard School NYC and has been conducting choruses and orchestras (most recently the Symphony of the Americas and the world premiers of the Opera "Not In My Town" ) all of his life.

Has been on many Boards and understands the building process of working with Boards.

He is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, organist, pianist.   Composed the musical "Friday, Saturday, Sunday" which was premiered at Jan McArts "Live at Lynn" at Lynn University.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.



Home phone 954 964 2449

Organist/Choir Director
Church Position sought

Experiened Organist and Choir Director is seeking for a church position (Protestant) in Ft. Lauderdal, Miami, and Palm Beach area as organist, choir director or both combined.   Availability is immediate.  

Contact Gordon Roberts

email:  MaestroGJR@gmail.com

Phone: 954 536 8991

 

Gordon is a member in good standing of Fort Lauderdale AGO and also available as a Substitute, for Weddings, and Protestant Services.

Please forward this message to anyone interested.

If any AGO member knows about an open or opening position in the SE Florida tri-county area, let Gordon know.

 

Gordon is the founding director of the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida and developed that organization over a five year period from 41 members to 179 with sold out audiences for that period performing a diverse range of music and performing with the Symphony of the Americas, Gussman Series in Miam, and Live at Lynn, things no gay choruses have ever accomplished.   He knows how to develop a music program of the highest standars, has degrees from the Juilliard School NYC and has been conducting choruses and orchestras (most recently the Symphony of the Americas and the world premiers of the Opera "Not In My Town" ) all of his life.

Has been on many Boards and understands the building process of working with Boards.

He is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, organist, pianist.   Composed the musical "Friday, Saturday, Sunday" which was premiered at Jan McArts "Live at Lynn" at Lynn University.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.



Home phone 954 964 2449
cell phone 954 536 8991
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