Our Board

Jillian Gardner- Dean/Sub-Dean

Jillian Gardner is an award-winning performing organist with an international touring schedule. She is also the National Convener for the AGO Young Organists as well as the Director of Music at First United Methodist Church in Huntsville, AL. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and Baylor University, she has performed concerts in venues including Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, St. Thomas 5th Avenue, NYC, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and has been a featured artist for OHS and AGO Conventions. She looks forward to two tours of the U.K. this year. Connect with Jillian at JillianGardner.net. 

Anne Terry Vasile serves as Director of Music and Organist at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in
Huntsville. A native of Pensacola, Florida, she studied sacred music and organ performance at
Birmingham-Southern College and historical musicology at Florida State University. Her
interests include hymnology and French Baroque organ performance practice. Anne is active in
the community and is a past Dean of the Greater Huntsville Chapter of the American Guild of
Organists, past President of the Junior League of Huntsville, and has served on the boards for
various other area non-profits and foundations. Anne currently serves on the Organ Steering
Committee of the National Pastoral Musician’s Association, which advises and promotes use of
organ in the Roman Catholic liturgy, as well as the Diocese of Birmingham’s Subcommittee on
Sacred Music.
Anne is married to husband Victor, an attorney, and they have one son. Her family enjoys
traveling—especially cruising, kayaking, and spending time with their Doberman Pinscher Luca.

Anne Vasile- Secretary

Tommy Quinn- Treasurer

A native of Hackleburg, Alabama, Tommy Quinn has served as organist and pianist for Russellville First Presbyterian church since 2013, and as staff accompanist for the music department of Northwest Shoals community college. Tommy has previously studied piano and music theory at Northwest Shoals under Mr. Lanny McAlister.

Dr. Rolf J. Goebel is Distinguished Professor of German, Emeritus, University of Alabama in Huntsville. Born in Germany, he holds degrees from Brown University (M.A. in English, 1977) and the University of Maryland, College Park (Ph.D. in German Language and Literature, 1982).  A prize-winning scholar of German literature and cultural studies, his publications and conference presentations include analyses of the interface between music, literature, philosophy, and media technologies. A recent article focuses, among other topics, on the cultural effects of the suspension of live music performance and the reliance on virtual music transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a non-professional organist and harpsichordist, he has served as Dean of the Greater Huntsville, AL Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, where he is currently a Board Member-at-Large for Membership and Chapter Support. He is especially interested in the repertoire of 16th-18th century Germany, Italy, and France, has given numerous organ recitals and workshops in the region, and has participated in Early Music chamber concerts. 

Rolf Goebel- Membership and Chapter Support

Glenn Day- Communications

D. Glenn Day is Choirmaster/Organist at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, in Rainbow City, Alabama.  He earned a Bachelor of Performance in Organ/Harpsichord and a Masters of Performance in Organ under Dr. Betty Louise Lumby at the University of Montevallo.  Day did further studies under Dr. David Craidhead, at Eastman and Warren Hutton at the University of Alabama.  He is a member of the Birmingham AGO and the Alabama Representa-tive for Levsen Organ Company in Buffalo, Iowa. 

Lori Larson is the Associate Organist and director of the First Family Singers at Huntsville First United Methodist Church.  Originally from Oneida, IL, Lori received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and studied choral music conducting at the University of Iowa.  After serving as a musician in the U.S. Army, Lori retired to Huntsville and studied organ with Dr. David Miller at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  She is active as a composer and arranger of choral music and has had several works performed in Huntsville. 

Lori Larson- Social Coordinator

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