Leadership

Jeremy Rhizor, Artistic Director

Jeremy Rhizor plays the baroque violin and founded the Academy of Sacred Drama, an organization inspired by Baroque academies that champions the performance and research of sacred drama. Noted for playing “virtuosically but with fluid grace” by The New York Times, Jeremy performs with early music organizations throughout North America such as Aureas Voces in Nova Scotia, Alchymy Viols in Indiana, Ensemble VIII in Texas, Mountainside Baroque in Maryland, the Washington Bach Consort in Washington, DC, and Bach Vespers, Brooklyn Baroque, and the American Classical Orchestra in New York. He is currently exploring the relationship between music and prayer and is learning about user interface design. Jeremy lives in North Salem, NY.   website

Adam Cockerham, Associate Artistic Director

Early music artist Adam Cockerham specializes in theorbo, lute and baroque guitar. Beginning his performance career as a classical guitarist, he gravitated toward historical plucked strings, preferring the collaborative opportunities of chamber music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. As an accompanist and continuo player, Cockerham has performed with numerous ensembles – Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Tenet Vocal Artists, Four Nations Ensemble, Artek, New Vintage Baroque, the Academy of Sacred Drama and J415. He founded voice and plucked string duo Jarring Sounds with mezzo-soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah, and helped form chamber ensemble Voyage Sonique.   website

Kate Bresee, Box Office Manager

Kate Bresee was born and raised outside of Richmond, Virginia. She attended Eastern University, a small Christian liberal arts college outside of Philadelphia, where she studied the great books as a member of the University’s Templeton Honors College and received a degree in Philosophy. While at Eastern, Kate was a founding co-editor of the Eastern-based undergraduate academic journal, Adorans, which explores topics relating to philosophy, theology, science, and culture. After graduating in 2014, Kate began a doctoral program in philosophy at Fordham University in New York City. While at Fordham, Kate has continued to explore her passion for editing through an assistantship with the ancient and medieval studies journal Traditio, which is housed at Fordham and printed by Cambridge University Press.   website