Welcome, Raphael!

We are happy to announce our new Associate Organist/ Choirmaster, Raphael Vogl. A native of Germany, Raphael studied organ and church music at the Hochschule für Katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik in Regensburg, Germany. While studying at HfKM, he spent one year at the Franz-Liszt Academy in Budapest (Hungary) and then graduated from HfKM in 2018. Raphael later graduated from the Juilliard School in May 2020, with a Master's degree in Organ Performance. Currently, he is studying Organ pedagogy in Regensburg, Germany and he will begin his Doctoral degree at Juilliard in September.

Raphael has taken part in various competitions, and received prizes in the International Mendelssohn Organ Competition in Switzerland, the International Tariverdiev Competition in Russia, and at the Boulder Bach Festivals World Bach Competition.

Raphael will join our staff this week.