OVC is thrilled to welcome the three Guest Conductors
who will guide us through our 2019-2020 season!
Landry will be leading OVC in its fall concert on November 16. Landry is the Director of Music at River Road Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Virginia, where he directs and provides music for all services of worship and music programs. He previously served as the Minister of Music and Outreach and Organist for the University Baptist Church of Austin Texas. Landry received his Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music with an Organ Emphasis from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and his Master of Music degree in Sacred Music Choral Conducting from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
JACK MCLEAN, JR.
Jack will be leading OVC in its winter concert on March 21, 2020. Jack is the Director of Music at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia. Jack has had a long and successful career in academia, and has held teaching posts at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX, Baylor University in Waco, TX, the University of Texas at Austin, and Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. He has also served as Artistic Director/Conductor of the Bell Civic Chorale in Belton, TX and the Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, and as Conductor of the Waco Symphony Chorus. Jack received his Bachelor of Music, Voice & Trumpet Performance degree from Simpson College in Indianola, IA, his Master of Music, Conducting degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and was ABD for his D.M.A., fellowship in Conducting from UT-Austin.
Lisa will be leading OVC in its spring concert on June 13, 2020. She is an adjunct faculty member at VCU, conducting Vox Concordia Treble Choir, and she directs the Snow Chorus for the Richmond Ballet productions of The Nutcracker each year. She is also a member of Richmond Symphony Chorus, where she is a conducting assistant to Dr Erin Freeman, and served as soprano section leader for several years. Lisa also directs the Catholic Campus Ministry choir at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. She recently retired after 33 years as Choral Director and Performing Arts Chair at Saint Gertrude High School, the all-girls Catholic school in Richmond, VA, where her choirs consistently earned Superior rankings in assessments. Lisa received her undergraduate degree in Music Education with a concentration in choral music and piano from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. She holds a Master of Humanities degree from the University of Richmond, and has studied conducting and choral/vocal technique at Westminster Choir College, Temple University, and Carnegie Mellon University.