G. Randall Gibbs and Ryan Malone are the newest members of the MMF Board of Trustees.
Deepest appreciation is expressed to outgoing trustees, Kathy Wendt, Robert V. Alphin, and Rickey D. Johnson.
Randy Gibbs has been a trustee twice before, and a valuable resource to the Foundation and Moravian Music Festivals. Randy has served First Moravian Church of Dover, OH, as Director of Music, for 32 years; also, as Organist, and Director of the Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, and trombone choir. He worked for the New Philadelphia City Schools for 19 years as a vocal music teacher and choral director. He became assistant principal of a middle school for 11 years, and later, Assistant Superintendent, for 3 years.
Education: Malone College, B.S. in Music Education, 1973; Ashland University, Masters in Educational Administration, 1991
Honors and Awards:
New Philadelphia City Schools, Teacher of the Year
Moravian Music Foundation, James V. Salzwedel Award for Excellence in Church Music.
Ryan Malone is Assistant Professor of Music and Artist Affiliate in Organ at Bucknell University, where he was previously Lecturer in Music; He is Director of Music and Organist at Sacred Heart Church, Bloomfield, NJ. While a research assistant, graduate instructor, and teaching assistant at Duke University, he served as Director of Music and Organist at Raleigh Moravian Church.
Education: Ph.D. in Composition, Duke University (2006); A.M. in Composition, Duke University (2002); B.A. in Music, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (2000).
Compositions and Commissions: 2009, Contitues eos for SATB and organ, commissioned by St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Parnell, MI (2009); Ave Verum for SATB, oboe and organ, commissioned by Sacred Heart Church (125th Anniversary, 2004); I Have Loved You for SATB and organ, commissioned by Chancy Kapp (2002)
Awards, Honors: Beethoven Prize, College of the Holy Cross (2000); Second Prize, AGO National “Rising Stars” organ competition (1999); First Prize, AGO Worcester Chapter Organ Competition (1999); ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award (2006).
Publications, Recordings: The English Plainchant Vesperal, English adaptations of the Gregorian antiphons and psalmody sung at Vespers (in progress); Mass of the Sacred Heart for cantor and congregation; ICEL text, Roman Missal, 3rd edition (2013); pending review for publication; Music of the Renaissance: Masses by Victoria, Viadana, Lassus, Grossi, Hassler, and Byrd, compact disc released July 2012; Gloria (from Mass VIII) for cantor, congregation, and organ; ICEL text, Roman Missal, 3rd edition; pending review for publication; Two Anthems by J. F. Peter published by MMF in Moravian Star Anthem Series; third one forthcoming.