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CHARLES RUS, born April 9, 1960 in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Music Director Positions

2016-2017: Interim Director of Music, St. James Episcopal, Kent, WA

2008–2016: Director of Music and Liturgical Arts, St. Thomas, Medina, WA

2006-2008: Organist and Choir Director for Sunday 5pm Mass, St. Roberts Roman Catholic Church, San Bruno, CA

1994-2008: organist and choir director, St. John's Episcopal, SF

1992-2001: organist and choir director, Temple Emanu-El, SF

1989-1994: organist and choir director, All Saints' Episcopal, SF

1981-1989: organist and choir director, Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Rochester, NY


Composition

1982-present: composed many liturgical pieces for choir and congregation, some of which are
published in the Episcopal Hymnal Supplement.


Education

1989: Doctoral Candidate, Eastman School of Music

1987: Fulbright Scholar to Germany, Folkwang Hochschule in Essen

1985: Master of Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1984: Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music, graduated with High Distinction and
          The Performer's Certificate; organ, piano, voice and harpsichord study

1978: High School Graduate, Grand Rapids Christian High


Teaching

1994-2003: San Francisco Conservatory, Organ teacher, Collegiate and Preparatory Divisions

1989-present: private organ, piano, harpsichord, clavichord and voice teacher


Performance

1989-present: solo organ concerts in USA, Europe, and Asia

1992-2006: An organist for the San Francisco Symphony, both solo and ensemble roles

1992-present: vocal performances; organ, harpsichord, piano, conducting orchestras


Recording

1992 Solo organ recording in the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

2007 Vocal recording of original arrangements of American Spiritual Music

1999 Recording of Jewish liturgical music with Temple Emanu-El cantor and choir

1992-2006 Various recordings with San Francisco Symphony


Organbuilding

2000-2008: Pipe voicer for Schoenstein Organbuilders, SF

1978-1980: Apprentice for George Bozeman Organbuilders in Deerfield, NH

1980-present: free-lance organ maintenance and tuning 


Other miscellaneous jobs

2006-2007: Staff and resident at Wilbur Hot Springs, Colusa County, CA

1988-1989: DJ/Announcer for WXXI FM 91.5, Rochester, NY Public Radio

1974-1978: Pizza delivery boy and pizza maker, Tom's Pizza, Grand Rapids, MI