Director of Music

Nicholas Capozzoli has established himself as a solo organist and collaborative artist with great distinction and versatility.  His artistic accomplishments have been recognized throughout North America, receiving Third Prize in the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, First Prize in the 2015 Taylor Organ Competition, as well as First Prize in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic AGO/Quimby Competition for Young Organists and Carol Teti Memorial Organ Competition.

He has performed in several North American conferences and festivals as well presented recitals in venues such as the Maison Symphonique (Montreal, QC); Washington National Cathedral (Washington, DC); St. Paul’s Bloor Street (Toronto, ON); Orgelpark (Amsterdam, NL); and the Musée des Augustins (Toulouse, France).

Dr. Capozzoli holds a Master of Music in historical performance and Bachelor of Music in organ performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a Doctor of Music from McGill University.

He is represented by the American management agency Seven Eight Artists.

Assistant Organist

Samuel Lee is an organist and a pianist who loves exploring transcribed music written for other instruments.  He received a master’s degree in organ performance at McGill University and is currently a doctoral candidate, receiving twice the Graduate Excellence Fellowship, and lately the John Grew Award.  Samuel was also the recipient of numerous prizes and scholarships – notably the Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship and the McGaughey Prize. He was a finalist in the 2023 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.  In 2021, he placed third in the RCCO National Organ Playing Competition and was awarded the Muriel Gidley Stafford Prize.  In 2018, he received the Healey Willan Prize and the Heather Spry Prize on completing the FRCC, while at the same time completing his bachelor’s degree in piano performance with David Jalbert at the University of Ottawa.  Samuel also obtained an ARCT diploma in piano.  Samuel has previously served at St. Martin’s Anglican Church and Montreal West United Church.

Assistant Organist

Rachel Schulz holds a master's degree in church music from the University of Kansas. During the 2022-23 academic year, she studied in Bremen, Germany as part of an exchange program. During her time in Kansas, she studied organ, conducting, and composition. She also worked as a general music teacher for the K-8 grades and was the worship coordinator at Indian Heights United Methodist Church. Rachel's educational foundation includes a B.S. in Music Education and a B.A. in Music from Lebanon Valley College. She has studied violin, viola, clarinet, guitar, ukulele, handbells, piano, and organ.  Rachel has performed in the Toulouse International Organ Competition and the Arthur Poister Competition. She also placed first in the Local Division and second in the Regional Division of the AGO National Competition for Young Organists. Rachel is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music in organ performance at McGill University.