Dr. Sarah Scott, email@example.com. Adjunct Professor of Music, Intro to Fine Arts, Spiritual Formation and Discipleship, Music and Worship, Creative Worship in the Contemporary Church, Foundations of Worship, Music Ministry Administration, Music Ministry Internships. D. W. S, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.
Sarah Scott teaches courses in worship, spiritual formation, and music and art history at Vanguard University. She began teaching at VU in 2005, while assisting in the authorship of the new major – BA in Worship Studies – a degree program for musicians that focuses as much on theology and pastoral formation as it does music, with an introduction to A/V, design, and theatrical production to prepare for the reality of worship positions within the contemporary church.
Sarah brings a love and passion for music and art to the classroom, and desires to bring theologically-grounded worship leaders to our churches. Prior to coming to Vanguard, Sarah was on pastoral staff at churches for ten years, and was an integral part of a handful of church plants, including Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa and The Next Level Church in Denver, Colorado, where she developed a passion to bring our many generations together in corporate worship, focusing more on God than on style.
Sarah is a member of the Worship Mentor Network, a part of Worship Foundations, International, which has connected her with some of the most established worship artists in the nation. Even so, her greatest joy is mentoring others, walking life with those heading out to lead worship in our churches for the first time. She lives in Southern California with her very patient husband and two energetic children.
Dr. Izumi Kashiwagi, Adjunct Professor of Music, Piano. D.M.A., University of Southern California.
The recipient of many scholarships and awards, Izumi has earned masters and doctorate degrees in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from University of Southern California under the instruction of Kevin Fitz-Gerlad receiving full scholarship, Koldofsky fellowship and teaching assistantship. She has been active in performing in Los Angeles and Tokyo and has acknowledged as Liszt scholar/Piano artist from Liszt International Competition in Los Angeles and has collaborated with various renowned artists such as the former principal cellist of Los Angeles Philharmonic and the violin professor at the Eastman School of Music.
Dr. Jung-A Lee has performed in Europe, North America, and Asia as an organist, pianist, and conductor. She currently works as an organist at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, an adjunct professor at Vanguard University, and an accompanist for the Men in Blaque Choir at University of California, Irvine. In April, 2009 she founded Music Mission International in order to promote organ music. She is the chairman of the non-profit organization with twelve board members.
Dr. Lee completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from Boston University. In Boston she served as an organ scholar of The Memorial Church, Harvard University from 2001 to 2003 whose services were broadcast on the radio. She also worked as a collaborative pianist at Boston University. She earned her Master of Music degree in organ performance from Yale University with a full scholarship and worked as a collaborative pianist for the Opera School at Yale. While studying there she received many prizes including the Charles Ives Prize which is given to a gifted performer. From 1996 to 1997 she studied at Humboldt University and Kirchenmusikschule in Berlin, Germany as an exchange student. Lee finished her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Toronto. While studying in Toronto, she served as an organist at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church whose services were broadcast on the radio. In addition, she also holds a London Trinity College Licentiate Diploma in piano performance.
Lee can be heard as organist on Rorem: Works for Choir and Organ/Harvard University Choir CD on Black Box label (catalog number 1102) and on the Men in Blaque’s recordings of UCI. Her first DVD of Music Mission International, “Beauty in the Wind,” will be released soon. http://www.musicmissioninternational.org
Dr. Robert Reno is a composer, arranger, pianist and teacher. He has a Doctor of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he studied composition with John Eaton, Donald Erb, Don Freund, and Fred Fox. He has been teaching music theory and composition, along with several other music courses since 1983, and has authored the text Materials of Music, a two-year music theory text for colleges and universities.
Dr. Reno is an active composer, having written music for orchestra, chorus, various chamber ensembles, and electronic media. His music has been performed and recorded by several ensembles throughout the United States, such as the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Shasta Symphony Orchestra, the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra and IU New Music Ensemble.
Bill has performed 27 years as a freelance percussionist in various ensembles and orchestras throughout Southern California. He has served as principal percussionist with Music Theater of Southern California for 10 years. He is currently the timpanist with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra and performs as an extra percussionist with Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is an accomplished percussion educator, clinician, and author of the drum set method book Rock Connection.