Richard Rotz


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 Levine

Associate Director

Matthew Levine - Mat is a conductor, performer, arranger, and educator currently living in Chambersburg, PA. He received his BM from Mansfield University and MM from Kent State University. Mat serves as the vocal music instructor at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. Mat is also the music director at Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro. As a performer, he has appeared in various musical productions throughout the country and appeared on stage in various concert halls both nationally and internationally including The John F. Kennedy Center, St. Casimir in Vilnius, Lithuania. Mat also has multiple performing and conducting credits at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Board of Directors

Marilyn Houck - President

Scott Jones - Vice President

Seleen Shives - Secretary

Paul Clemmer

Paul Fretz

Michelle Jones

Section Leaders

Susan Gift - Soprano

Michelle Jones - Alto

Larry Klotz - Tenor

Dan Deatrich - Bass

Chorus Manager - Michael Pedersen

Treasurer - Stanley Kerlin

Rehearsal Accompanist - John Angle