Dr. Stephen Gothold - April 27, 2018
Dr. Stephen Gothold served as visiting professor of choral music at USC and supervises and teaches the graduate students in conducting at Claremont Graduate University. He received his Masters of Arts degree from Occidental College and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Gothold studied under Helmuth Rilling at the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart, Germany. He is also is past president of the American Choral Directors Association, Southern California Chapter.
For more than twenty years, Dr. Gothold has combined careers in concert music, education, and musical theatre. He has served as musical director for more than 100 musical productions in educational, community and professional theatre on both coasts and was twice recipient of the Dramalogue Critic's Circle Awards for The Desert Song and Damn Yankees at Musical Theatre West.
In October 2015, Dr. Gothold became the Director of Music Ministries at the Westwood United Methodist Church, where he served until 2017. Prior to this appointment he was the Director of Music Ministries at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena for many years.