Staff


Tom Trenney

Artistic Director

tom@abendmusik.org

(402) 476-9933 ext. 222

Tom Trenney has served as Artistic Director of Abendmusik at First-Plymouth and as Conductor of the Abendmusik Chorus since 2009. As Minister of Music to First-Plymouth Church, Tom leads four adult choirs, accompanies the congregation on the magnificent Lied organ, and preaches in worship. In the last two seasons, First-Plymouth’s choirs have been featured at conventions of the Nebraska Music Educators Association and at state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music, Tom serves on the choral conducting faculty at Doane University and conducts sounding light — a Michigan-based chamber choir he founded in 2003. His organ and choral recordings are featured regularly on public radio, and his choral compositions are published by Augsburg Fortress, Beckenhorst, G. Schirmer, Morningstar, Musicspoke, and Pavane. 

Tom has been blessed to perform and teach at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the American Choral Directors Association, the Organ Historical Society, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, the Sewanee Church Music Conference, and the Calvin Institute of Worship. He will serve as choral clinician in 2017 at Montreat Worship and Music, Lutheridge Worship and Music, the National Convention of Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, and Atlanta’s midwinter Choristers Guild Festival. 

Tom is grateful for the inspiration of his teachers and mentors, especially Anne Wilson, Todd Wilson, William Weinert, David Higgs, Craig Hella Johnson, Anton Armstrong, and Mister Rogers.

Drew Duncan

Executive Director

drew@abendmusik.org

(402) 476 - 9933 ext. 223

Drew Duncan serves as the Executive Director of Abendmusik. He first was involved with Abendmusik in the 2013 Summer Sing as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem. Since then he has been heard many time performing with Abendmusik, First-Plymouth Church, and many other Lincoln organizations like the Celticas Spiritus and Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. Drew also serves as Coordinator of Music and Fine Arts at First-Plymouth Church. 

Originally from Okoboji, IA, Drew has sung with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Des Moines Metro Opera, Virginia Opera, Sarasota Opera, Castleton Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Chamber Opera Chicago, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera for the Young, Virginia Consort, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and was a Central Region Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2010. 

Since moving to Nebraska in 2012, Drew regularly sings with Opera Omaha, Abendmusik, The Nebraska Wind Symphony, First-Plymouth Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, Saint Cecelia Cathedral, UNO, Creighton University, and sings the National Anthem for the UNO Maverick Hockey team, the College World Series and the 2016 Olympic Swim Trials. In addition to singing, Drew has extended experience playing the Oboe, Saxophone, Percussion, and Piano as well as Conducting, Stage Directing, and Stage Management.

 

Board of Directors

 

President

Vice - President

Treasurer

Secretary

 

James Keim

Wynn Mehlhaff

Loretta Hellmuth

Linda Zabel

 

Lorrie Beadell-Love

Lora Black

Sally Buchholz

Dan Crawford

Mary Ann Erickson

Mary Fischer

Ian Fralick

 

Ryan Luckey

Jackie Mattingly

Rob McMaster

Vi Schroeder

Jan Settell

Jeremy Spale

Jason Varga