Artistic Advisory Committee

David Spicer, Chair - Director of Music, First Church Wethersfield, CT

Diane Meredith Belcher - Adjunct Professor, Dartmouth College

David Hurd - former Professor of Sacred Music and Director of Chapel Music

Paul Jacobs - Chairman of the Organ Department,  The Juilliard School

Cherry Rhodes - Adjunct Professor, University of California Thorton School of Music

Board of Directors

Robert Bausmith - President (Owner, Accelerate Innovation, LLC)

Phillip Truckenbrod - Vice President (Founder, Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists)

Robert V. Clement - Treasurer (Retired executive, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc.)

Vaughn Mauren - Secretary (Organist & Choirmaster, St. James’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford, CT)

William L. Dean - (Retired executive, Northeast Utilities)

Marilyn Austin (Retired CEO, Austin Organ, Inc,)

Stewart Battle  (Attorney)

Newton Gilchrist

John Gorton

Dr. Ezekiel Menendez (Director of Music & Organist,  the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford)

Soo Hwan Pai, MD

John Rose (College Organist and Director of Chapel Music, Trinity College, Hartford)


Diane Meredith  Belcher

David Hurd

Cherry Rhodes

Paul Jacobs

David Spcier

Our inspiration at ASOF

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) — Dr. Schweitzer was a physician, theologian, musician and philosopher. His writings on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) have been an invaluable resource and inspiration for organists and musicologists. The Nobel Peace Laureate’s ethic of Reverence for Life emphasizes each human being’s responsibility to all forms of life on our planet. This philosophy is the foundation of the programs of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, located at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

The Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival is a Connecticut non-profit corporation.

Artistic Director - David Spicer       Executive Director-Linda Henderson