Music Faculty


Joel Cummings

Joel Cummings
Affiliate Faculty in Music (Voice)

Tenor Joel Cummings has charmed audiences across the United States, on both the opera and concert stage, with his lyricism and beauty of tone. He studied with world renowned artists and teachers while completing a Master in Music in Vocal Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music. As a voice instructor, he currently serves over 30 students at two colleges and his private voice studio.



Rich Hanson

Rich Hanson
Affiliate Faculty in Music (Guitar & Worship)

Soon after receiving his B.A. in Music from the University of Washington, Rich Hanson began to put his skills to use in the community through private instruction, worship leading, and worship band coaching. In the position of worship pastor, Rich has helped plant three local churches in the past two decades. His passion for contemporary music and modern worship has led him to write and release his debut CD entitled Search No More in June of 2011.



Peggy Kurtz

Peggy Kurtz
Affiliate Faculty in Music (Voice)
Contact: peggykurtz@me.com

Soprano Peggy Kurtz has been teaching private voice in the Everett area for over 25 years. She also serves on the board of the Puget Sound National Association of Teachers of Singing, where some of her students have won annual NATS adjudications. She has been a soloist with Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers, as well the Everett and Cascade Symphonies. Her Master of Music in vocal performance is from Pacific Lutheran University.