Richard Rotz has directed the Chorus since 1976. Until his retirement in 2020, he was the Director of Music at the Mercersburg Academy where he conducted the Concert Band, Octet, and Percussion Ensemble. He holds a B.S. in music from Lebanon Valley College, and an M.M. from the University of Michigan. Richard is a member of the Music Educators National Conference and the American Choral Directors Association.
Locally, Richard is a member of the McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church where he serves as choir director. Past civic responsibilities include positions on the Mercersburg Town Council and the Fulton Couny Medical Center board of directors.
Matthew LevineAssociate Director
Mat Levine is a musician currently living in Chambersburg, PA. Mat received his BM from Mansfield University and MM from Kent State University before teaching music grades k-12 for 6 years in Corning, NY, Las Vegas, NV, and most recently, Waynesboro, PA.
Mat is a regularly performing musician, educator, and conductor serving as the choir director for Wilson College, music director at Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro, director of The Towne Singers, and Associate Conductor for the Mercersburg Community Chorus and Orchestra. Mat has multiple performance and conducting credits at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and various venues across Europe.
Mat has also worked as a performer, director, music director, technical director, and consultant for musical theater productions across the tri-state region as well as currently serving on the Board of Directors for Chambersburg Community Theater.
Beyond live music, Mat is also an active recording artist and producer under the pseudonym, Jay Mocking. Mat is also a co-owner and recording engineer at Alley Cat Studios in Chambersburg, PA.
Board of Directors
Paul Fretz - President
Kayla Statler - Vice President
Seleen Shives - Secretary
Susan Gift - Soprano
Michelle Jones - Alto
Larry Klotz - Tenor
Dan Deatrich - Bass
Chorus Manager - Michael Pedersen
Treasurer - Stanley Kerlin
Rehearsal Accompanist - John Angle