Music Director

Music Director

Our music director provides prelude, offertory and postlude music every Sunday, and frequently accompanies soloists in our program of special music.

April 2020: We  welcome Sam Shull to the position of music director, just in time to begin coping with services via Zoom during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sam is also active in the music ministry at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan as a pianist and organist. Previously he was director of music/organist at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Brooklyn and interim organist/pianist at the New Dorp Moravian Church in Staten Island. He has also been the accompanist for the Empire City Men’s Chorus and Choral Chameleon as well as the New York City Department of Education All-City Chorus. He has also served as a teaching artist/accompanist for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute and Harlem School of the Arts. He is a graduate of Carleton College and of Berklee College of Music. His full-time occupation is as a software engineer at Sailthru in Manhattan, a position he has held since 2016.

 

 

An experienced liturgical musician, Mr. Cubeta is our immediate past music director. He holds a BS in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude).  A songwriter, Mr. Cubeta enjoys imagining who will record his songs next!  He also works as a pianist/musical director in the concert/cabaret world, having performed with such esteemed performers as Tyler Glenn (of the band Neon Trees), Carolyn Montgomery, La Tanya Hall, Marieann Meringolo, Salty Brine, and Raissa Katona Bennett.  He is the 2017 winner of the Bistro Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction, and he won the 2016 MAC Award for Comedy/Novelty Song with writing partner Carolyn Montgomery. 

  • Former music directors (from Hunter Tillman to present …)