Mr. Matthew J. Meloche, Director of Sacred Music and Principal Organist
Canadian-born organist Matthew J. Meloche studied philosophy at the University of Windsor until deciding to move to the United States to do church music as a full-time profession. While in Canada he served as Associate Organist at St. Rose of Lima (east Windsor, Ontario), Director of Music at Most Precious Blood (central Windsor), Director and Principal Organist of the highly acclaimed music program at the Windsor Tridentine Mass Community, and Principal Organist at the newly formed Immaculate Heart parish (central Windsor). After relocating to Columbus, Ohio he was Director of Music at Holy Spirit (east Columbus) and St. Joan of Arc in Powell (north west Columbus). Since moving to Phoenix Matthew has worked as Director of Sacred Music at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Surprise (West Phoenix), and since 2013 as Director of Sacred Music at the Cathedral of SS. Simon and Jude.
Dr. Emma Whitten, Assistant Organist
Dr. Emma Whitten is an accomplished organist and church musician specializing in early Baroque and contemporary repertoire. In 2014, Emma graduated with her Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance from Arizona State University, where she studied with Kimberly Marshall. Emma has performed on historic organs in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. She also enjoys hiking and exploring the state of Arizona.