Sacred Music Faculty

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Amanda  Quist
Associate Professor, Conducting; Chair, Conducting, Organ, Sacred Music
Williamson Hall 43

Dr. Amanda Quist is associate professor and department chair of Conducting, Organ, and Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College. She conducts the Westminster Chapel Choir and Westminster Kantorei, and she teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting. She is the recipient of Westminster Choir College of Rider University’s 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Joe  Miller
Professor; Director of Choral Activities
Williamson Hall 43

Joe Miller is conductor of two of America’s most renowned choral ensembles: the Westminster Choir and the Westminster Symphonic Choir.  He is also director of choral activities at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.  In addition to his responsibilities at Westminster, Dr. Miller is artistic director for choral activities for the renowned Spoleto Festival USA and director of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir.

Headshot of Steve Pilkington
Associate Professor
Bristol Chapel

Associate Professor of Sacred Music; Director of Chapel. BA, St. Olaf College; MM, University of Illinois. Ph.D, Drew University

Tom Shelton
Assistant Professor of Sacred Music
Bristol Chapel 1A

Tom T. Shelton, Jr. is a native of Greensboro, N.C. and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned both a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Choral Conducting. He is assistant professor of Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College. Focusing on children’s and youth music at Westminster, he teaches classes in conducting, sacred music and music education. In addition, he is the director of Children's and Youth Choirs at Princeton United Methodist Church.  He is also conductor of the Westminster Neighborhood Children’s Choir.

Vinroy Brown
Adjunct Instructor

VINROY D. BROWN, JR., is an active conductor, musician and music educator. He serves on the Conducting, Organ & Sacred Music faculty at Westminster Choir College where he conducts the Westminster Jubilee Singers. An active church musician, He is Director of Music & Worship Arts at Elmwood United Presbyterian Church. In addition to his duties at Elmwood, he also serves as Director of Choir & Worship Ministries at New Creation of the Apostolic Faith.

Kathleen Ebling Shaw
Adjunct Instructor
Cottage 2

Marking her 25th year as conductor of the Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Kathleen Ebling Shaw is a member of the sacred music department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where she teaches classes in handbell training and conducts a second handbell choir.  She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College.