Matt Abernathy is excited to be the new Director of Music at Mizpah UCC. He currently works at Minnesota Opera where he is Music Director of Project Opera - the company's youth vocal music program, and conducts the children's chorus. He also does outreach in area public schools as a part of the opera's Music Out Loud program. He has sung in many churches in Ann Arbor, MI and in Potsam, NY.
Matt and his soon-to-be wife, Rachelle, moved to Minnesota in August from Minnesota where he finished graduate school at the University of Michigan (although he is originally from Syracuse, NY). He is looking forward to seeing the music program at Mizpah grow, and hopes to continue to provide opportunities for anyone to join us in singing.
Chun-Chi (June) Chang holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Music Education from National Taiwan Normal University. She came to the U.S in 2006 and received her Master of Music at Cleveland Institute of Music and her Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance at the University of Minnesota. Chun-Chi is a dedicated teacher and also enjoys performing at various venues throughout the Twin Cities. She is happy to join Mizpah in 2017.