Timothy J. Krueger | Choirmaster
Timothy J. Krueger, Choirmaster at St. Andrew's, studied musicology at the University of Colorado, Boulder; the University of Hamburg, Germany; and the University of London's Royal Holloway College. He is the founder and artistic director of St. Martin's Chamber Choir, Colorado's first professional choir, with whom he has recorded twelve critically acclaimed CDs; and is on the musicology faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Formerly he was chorus master of the Boulder Bach Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, and has worked professionally with such ensembles as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Chicago a cappella, Vox Early Music Ensemble (Ann Arbor), Episcopal cathedral choirs such as St. John's in Denver and St. Paul's in Detroit, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Ars Nova Singers of Boulder.
Ralph B. Valentine | Organist
Ralph B. Valentine, Organist at St. Andrew's, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He began his teaching career at Rosemary Hall School in Greenwich, Connecticut, and moved with the school to Wallingford, Connecticut, when it merged with The Choate School in 1971. At Choate Rosemary Hall he was Head of Music, Choral Director, School Organist, and Instructor in Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint, History, Composition, Organ, and Harpsichord for forty-two years. A past Dean of the New Haven Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Valentine also served as Organist and Choirmaster at St. Andrew's Church in Stamford, St. Andrew's Church in Meriden, and for thirty-four years as the Organist and Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, Connecticut. He has been active as a recitalist, consultant, workshop leader, accompanist, and composer.
St. Andrew's morning services employ a core octet of staff singers along with a choir of auditioned singers.
Ashley Hoffman | Decani Soprano
Ashley Hoffman sings locally with St. Martin's Chamber Choir and Colorado Bach Ensemble, and has also appeared with Ars Nova Singers and as a soloist with Colorado Chorale. Before moving to Denver, Ashley performed professionally in the Los Angeles area with De Angelis Vocal Ensemble, LASchola and Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble. During her five years as staff soprano at All Saints' Beverly Hills, she was featured in several recordings and premiere performances. She was also a regular guest at St. James' in the City. Her recording credits include CDs, soundtracks and video games. During the day she works as a graphic artist (on such projects as the St. Andrew's website) and spends time with her husband Barry, three-year-old daughter Lyra, and black lab Beverly.
Micaëla Larsen Brown | Decani Alto
Micaëla Larsen Brown was born in Denver and grew up singing…in India and then Denver and Brighton, Colorado. She graduated from Univ. of Sioux Falls with degrees in Music and Speech & Theater, and then lived in Normandy, France for two years. She subsequently sang several concerts in France. Micaela is starting her 11th year with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, she has sung with the Colorado Chorale, and served as staff singer at Central Presbyterian Church for 15 years, and a staff singer at St. John's Cathedral for 4 years. She is currently a staff singer at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Micaëla was an elementary music teacher for 25 years. She retired from full-time teaching to pursue several mini-careers: teaching voice lessons, designing & sewing drag apparel, singing, substitute teaching, and marketing her invention (a hat that can be worn with a bike helmet) and her CDs of Silly Songs for Kids. Micaëla also volunteers as a music therapist, singing for nursing home and hospice patients and singing for kids at Children's Hospital Colorado. Micaëla has received the Rotary Teacher of the Year award and Outstanding Alumni Award from Univ. of Sioux Falls. Micaëla and her husband, Jack raise rescue critters.
Mark Miller | Decani Tenor
Tony Domenick | Decani Bass
Tony is a performer, teacher, conductor, and composer from Denver, Colorado. His primary instrument was alto saxophone until his high school band director convinced him to try trombone, his Presbyterian choir director convinced him to sing, and a close friend taught him to play “Take 5” and “Für Elise” on the piano. Tony also plays ukulele, and loves the different ideas each of these instruments can inspire. He performs with choirs, rock bands, improv troupes, at weddings and funerals; teaches private voice, piano, song writing, and music theory lessons; conducts choirs and orchestras; and composes choral music, songs of all genres, and chamber music. Tony embraces music as a language, and he loves to help others become fluent. When he's not making music, he is making spicy burritos, reading philosophy, hiking with his partner Kelsie, over-analyzing the economic implications of board games, and meditating.
Kathleen Schmidt | Principal Deputy Alto
Laura Tribby | Cantoris Soprano
Laura hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she earned degrees in trumpet and voice performance at Western Michigan University and lived in her father's violin shop. She moved to Colorado in September 2014 after many years of daydreaming about the Rocky Mountains and the sunny bluebird sky that makes the Denver area so special. Thrilled with the active choral scene, Laura has performed with the St. Martin's Chamber Choir, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Colorado Opera Chorus, Colorado Symphony Chorus, Denver Pro Chorale, Canto Deo, Wellshire Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and Celebration Singers, Denver Jingle Singers, Vittoria Ensemble, and the newly formed Anima Chamber Ensemble. She is also a Colorado Honor Band instructor and enjoys teaching younger students. Along with her deep passion of music (which includes an extremely vast array of genres), Laura loves riding her bike, hiking, taking pictures, yoga, and feeling grateful - especially for colors, tomatoes, and friends.
MB Krueger | Cantoris Alto
Matthew Lea | Cantoris Tenor
John David Cleveland | Cantoris Bass
Son of a music professor and a pianist, John David Cleveland has been playing the violin since the age of three. John David traveled to Japan to study with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. He performed at the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and more recently, the National Cathedral. John David has been singing professionally for years, including a season with St. Martin's Chamber Choir. He has also recorded a track on a children's CD called Multiplication Sensation. John David is from Louisiana and attended University of Louisiana at Monroe studying Early Childhood Education and Psychology. He spent his summers working at Colorado Mountain Ranch and moved to Colorado in 1994. John David met his husband thirteen years ago in Denver, and they got married in Manhattan in March 2013. For over two decades, he has taught at a Montessori School. When not in the classroom, John David enjoys biking, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, movies, live theatre, live music, and reading.
Cynthia Henning | Principal Deputy Soprano
Many talented professionals join us regularly for additional services.