Welcome Derek Maninfior
Our New Director of Music!
Derek comes to us with extensive training and experience in piano performance, teaching, rehearsing, accompanying, and leading the musical aspects of worship.
Derek has served as principal organist at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Charleston, Illinois, where he provided music for worship services and led the church choir. He has also served as accompanist and associate instructor of piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as well as collaborative pianist at Eastern Illinois University and associate counselor and coach at the Indiana University Piano Academy.
In 2015, Derek was first prize winner of the Bradshaw & Buono Piano Competition and also performed at Carnegie Hall. In addition to other honors in prior years, Derek was named Gilmore Fellow at the Gilmore Piano Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2014 and was awarded the Artistic Excellence Fellowship at Indiana University in 2012.
Derek received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Eastern Illinois University and his Master of Music in Piano Performance at Indiana University.
Derek lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is engaged to be married in October.