Guest Conductor Biographies

Richard Owen

Richard Owen is music director and organist of St. Jean Baptiste Church (NYC) and Music Director of Camerata NY. He was on the conducting staff at the NY Philharmonic (cover conductor) as well as the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. His repertoire includes symphony, opera, choral and dance, and he has performed internationally in Europe and South America.

Dr. Robert Ridgell

Dr. Rob Ridgell is the Director of Choral Activities for Charlotte Catholic High School, the largest Catholic School in North Carolina. In addition, he serves as Organist and Music Associate of one of North Carolina's fastest growing Methodist church communities under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Reginald Houze in Weddington United Methodist Church.