After a six-month interim and national search process, the Search Committee for the Director of Music Ministry has concluded our process and we are unanimous in our decision.
We are delighted to welcome Misa Iwama as our Director of Music Ministry. Formerly she was the Interim Music Director for the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City. Currently she is the Assistant Director of Music at Central Synagogue in New York City and Music Administrator at Middle Collegiate Church. Misa recently performed at Lincoln Center in the cast of The King and I in the ensemble.
Misa has a BA in Music from Yale and a MM from the New England Conservatory. Throughout her career she has performed many roles in music performance, production, education and administration. We look forward to having the advantage of her knowledge and enthusiasm in our music program (and she grew up in Madison, NJ)!
She brings a warmth, creativity, commitment and technical skill that stood out and impressed Search Committee members, choir members, and our Beacon staff alike. We are thrilled about the vibrant music ministry we will share and the many gifts that Misa will bring to our Beacon community.
We look forward to welcoming her with us on her first Sunday, January 20th.
With best wishes for us all in this New Year,
The Director of Music Ministry Search Committee
Rev. Robin, Norm Miller, Joëlle Bochner, Sam DeMizio, Bill Edwards, Brian Halpin, and Cathy Menendez