Dr. Ben Hutchens was one of more than two dozen applicants this summer for the Interim Music Director position. There were several interviews and an audition with the search committee (Dave Aland, Lauren Beyea, and Katherine Gunter). Based on their work, the Personnel Committee recommended and the Session approved Dr. Hutchens to be our Interim Director of Music Ministries, beginning in mid-to-late August.
Ben hails from Statesville, North Carolina, and has degrees from Furman University, the University of Alabama, and a doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina. He is a concert violinist, a pianist, and organist. He has conducted children, youth, and adult choirs as well as handbells in the U.S., England, and Italy.
Ben recently finished a seven year term as the Director of Music at All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church in Washington, DC as well as teaching music at Georgetown Day School during the same period. He has served as organist, choirmaster, or music director at Lutheran, Episcopal, Anglican, and Presbyterian churches, directed the National Children’s Chorus, the Thomas Circle Singers, and several Independent Schools Choral Festivals. We look forward to working with Ben for the next year!