Proclamation Concert Series with Matthew Genders, Cellist and Bryan Anderson, Organist

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Join us on Friday, May 12, 2017 as Proclamation’s Concert Series presents cellist, Matthew Genders and organist, Bryan Anderson. This free concert will take place within the sanctuary of Proclamation Presbyterian Church.

Matthew Genders is a freelance cellist and teacher currently living in the Philadelphia area. He received his Master’s degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, studying with former LA Philharmonic Principal cellist Peter Stumpf, and his bachelor’s degree at Temple University, studying with cellist Jeffrey Solow. orchestral musician, Matt has been a section member of Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, and the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra. An advocate for music education, Matt has studied pedagogy under Susan Moses and Mimi Zweig at the IU String Academy. He is currently on the faculty of the Music School of Delaware, Delaware County Christian School, Nelly Berman School, and Darlington Arts Center.

Native to Georgia, Bryan Anderson is currently working toward a master’s degree at Rice University under Ken Cowan. Bryan’s undergraduate work was at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he earned degrees in organ and harpsichord. A rising concert artist, Bryan has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, Woolsey Hall at Yale, Princeton University Chapel and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. His recent positions have been as organist at Proclamation Presbyterian Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal and Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia, as well serving as an assistant organist of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Macy’s department store for several years. From 2015-2016, Bryan held the post of Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England. He is now engaged as an organist at St. Paul’s UMC in Houston, TX. In addition to work at the organ, Bryan has enjoyed extensive collaboration as a chamber musician, performing many times as a continuo artist and ensemble pianist.