Jeremiah Cawley, tenor
Jeremiah Cawley founded the Seattle-based new music ensemble The Box Is Empty, and has worked as music director for Seattle’s Vespertine Opera Theater. Jeremiah is dedicated to contemporary music, having worked closely with contemporary groups including The Riot Ensemble (London, UK), appearing as guest conductor on the record Approaching Dutilleux (Coviello Classics). He received the degrees of Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) under the mentorship of Dr. Geoffrey Boers. He is currently an instructor at Georgia State University and a staff singer at the Cathedral of St. Philip.
Michael Dauterman, baritone
Michael Dauterman currently serves as Choral Music Director at Riverwood High School. He completed his Master of Sacred Music degree at Boston University while serving as the Assistant Conductor for the Boston Choral Ensemble and a member of the Handel and Haydn Society. Michael received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.
Rebecca Duren, soprano
Rebecca Duren has a Bachelor’s of Music in voice from The University of North Texas, a Master’s of Music in voice from The Peabody Conservatory, and an additional Master’s of Music in conducting from The University of South Florida. Highlights in her performing career include engagements in Sardinia, Italy performing Purcell’s Dido and Aneas; numerous appearances with American Opera Theater, including the role of Jonathas in David et Jonathas (Brooklyn Academy of Music), and as Galatea in Acis + Galatea: A Circus Opera. As a concert soloist, Ms. Duren has appeared with the Firebird Orchestra, The Grand Tour Orchestra in New York City, Barefoot Baroque, The Miami Bach Society, The Miami Symphony, Musica Nova, and has appeared as a guest artist with the Indiana University New Music Ensemble. Major works include Mozart’s Requiem, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Rebecca has performed as a professional choral singer with Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, Tucson Chamber Artists, Spire, Skylark, and Ms. Duren was a member of Seraphic Fire for 5 seasons. Ms. Duren currently teaches voice and piano in Atlanta, GA, and is Associate Conductor of The Johns Creek Chorale.
David Fishburn, organ
David Fishburn has served as the Cathedral of St Philip’s associate organist-choirmaster since 1986, having previously served other parishes in Atlanta, as well as in Lancaster and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, and completed additional organ study with Dr. Robert Clippinger in Harrisburg. He has performed with the cathedral choirs in Washington, DC, San Antonio, New York City, Los Angeles, and Charleston, South Carolina, as well as in England at Westminster Abbey and the cathedrals in York, Coventry, and Winchester, and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.
Erin McCollum, soprano
Erin McCollum is currently a graduate student in the Choral Conducting program at Georgia State University, under the direction of Dr. Deanna Joseph, where she sings with the GSU University Singers and co-directs the GSU Master’s Singers. Erin recently graduated from the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with an emphasis in vocal studies. She is currently the Director of Children’s Music at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Duluth. After her graduate studies, Erin hopes to pursue a career in choral conducting and children’s music.
Fr. Zachary Thompson, pre-performance speaker
Fr. Thompson serves as Rector to The Church of Our Saviour in Atlanta, GA, and as Chaplain to Emory University. Prior to his time at The Church of Our Saviour, he served as Assistant to the Rector at Holy Innocents in Atlanta and as the Priest-in-Charge at St. James Church in Cedartown, GA. Fr. Thompson has a Masters of Sacred Theology from Sewanee: The University of the South, where he defended a thesis called “The Catholic Humanism of Rowan Williams.” His Master of Divinity and Certificate in Anglican Studies comes from Emory University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Piedmont College (2006). He is married to Amy Thompson, who teaches in Atlanta Public Schools. They have two boys, Rowan and Ezra. He is passionate about reading, baseball, liturgy, art and architecture.