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Dr. Martin (Marty) Sedek, Music Director​

 

Polish-American composer and conductor Martin Sędek was born in Germany and raised in Poland and the United States. He is an award-winning voice in the world of choral and orchestral music, educated at Berklee College of Music in Boston (BM), Montclair State University (MM), and Rutgers University (PhD).

 

Martin is Composer-in-Residence at Harmonium Choral Society & The Baldwin Festival Chorus of NYC and is currently the Music Director and Conductor of Choral Art Society of NJ, Associate Conductor for The Masterwork Chorus, and the full-time Director of Music at Keio Academy of NY.  Martin was a member of the choral and theory faculties at Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music from 2011-2020, and his music has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa and commissioned by professional ensembles around the US.

 

Notable composition awards include the Yale Glee Club Emerging Composer Award (2015) and the Stephen Paulus Prize (2018). He is a regular visiting lecturer in the collegiate composition studio throughout the US and his works are published by Ovation Music & Hal Leonard. His recordings are available on the Albany and Ovation Music Media labels. Marty has worked in several churches over the past 15 years, as a section leader and soloist, accompanist, and music director. 

Alison Davidson, Parish Administrator

 

Alison, originally from the UK, came to the States with her husband and three young children to live in New York City in August, 2001,  moving to rural Bernardsville in October 2010.

 

Alison has over 30 years of experience in administration and teaching.  In the UK she worked as a Training Administrator in a large company, then as a Training Center Manager at RAF Henlow.  In New York she worked as an Early Childhood Teacher and School Administrator for a small private school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where her children also went.  She volunteered there too and was an active community member Chairing the school’s Annual Multicultural Festival and the Parent Connection Committees.

 

Along with raising her family she is an avid dog lover, and a very keen hiker, organizing and leading a weekly hiking group.  She is also an active member of the Somerset Hills Chorus and resided on the Board of Music in the Somerset Hills. As an ex-pat she is a member of and is on the Board of the International Friends Club (IFC), where she is the President, Publicity Coordinator and Webmaster.

 

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Contact Us

St. Bernard's Episcopal Church

88 Claremont Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Tel:  908.766.0602

admin@stbernardsnj.org

Office hours*

Pastor Beth is in the office Tues-Thurs, 10 am onwards, and works from home on Fridays.

Alison, Parish Administrator, is in the office Weds & Thurs, 10:30am-4pm, she works from home on Mon. and Tues.

*Hours can differ from what is stated above.  To contact the office call the office number or office email, found above.

St. Bernard's Cemetery,

60 Washington Ave,

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Contact: John Smith, 908-766-0602 or email admin@stbernardsnj.org

 

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The Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino, Rector

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