The Staff

Director of Music

Marvin Neumann:  Mr. Neumann has been a professional singer for over 40 years, being a member of such groups as the Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Los Angeles Bach Festival, The New York City Opera, The San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and has sung on various movie soundtracks.  His conducting includes professional and semi-professional orchestras and the Master Chorales of San Fernando and Hollywood.  As a composer, he has written for orchestra, concert band, chamber ensembles with some choral pieces published.  A chamber piece was broadcast over KUSC.

Organist

Dr. J. Thomas Strout:  J. Thomas Strout, organist at First United Methodist Church of Whittier for over 40 years, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at U.S.C.  A two-time Fulbright Fellowship grantee, he studied with the renowned composer-organist Flor Peeters in Belgium.  He has given recitals in New York, California, Utah, and Montana as well as in Australia, and has recorded for the Belgium Radio Network.