Wes Lockfaw, Artistic Director

A native of Pocomoke City, Maryland, holds degrees in sacred music from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina as well as from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, he has done graduate work at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey studying conducting under Joseph Flummerfelt and performing under several of the world’s leading conductors including Kurt Masur and Wolfgang Sawallisch.

A very talented and accomplished organist, pianist, and choral director, Wes Lockfaw has led music ministries in seven states as well as having served as a choral adjudicator, clinician, and piano instructor in a college environment. Mr. Lockfaw has conducted musical programs featuring numerous artists from the national and international communities and produced in 2007 a recording of John Rutter’s, Magnificat and Mark Hayes’ Te Deum featuring the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. In January of 2009, he accepted the position of Organist and Music Director at Christ Church Episcopal in Easton, Maryland where he directs ensembles ranging from children to adults. Since arriving in Easton, he has instituted the Christ Church Choral Scholars, an auditioned ensemble ranging from high school to collegiate level students, and in 2010 became Easton Choral Arts Society’s fifth director.

As well as having a fine tenor voice in his own right, Mr. Lockfaw is the recipient of an impressive list of honors and awards and has been instrumental in the establishment of many choral and bell ringing programs for children and adults. Having spent considerable time away from the Eastern Shore, he is thrilled to be “home” again and is excited to be a part of the arts community in Easton and the Eastern Shore.

Rebecca Zinser

Accompanist for the Easton Choral Arts, graduated from West Chester State University with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1975. She received a Master of Education degree with a music concentration from Salisbury State University in 1981. From 1976 to 1996 she served as organist and choir director at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Preston. Rebecca is presently Director of Music at St. Like's U.M.C. in Denton, having served in that position since 1996. She is a retired Caroline County Public School music teacher having taught at Greensboro Elementary School for 30 years. Rebecca Zinser has served as rehearsal accompanist for Easton Choral Arts since September 2009, and as Concert Accompanist on Piano and Organ.