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Artistic Leadership

Mark Walker, Louisville Master Chorale's Conductor and Artistic Director, has extensive experience in Choral Conducting, Organ Performance, Choral Music Education, and Liturgical Church Music. He currently serves as Director of Music at  Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Louisville, Kentucky.  He has served parishes in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, and North Carolina and has taught in schools in Kentucky and North Carolina. Mark most recently served as Assistant Conductor for the Louisville Bach Society. Walker has a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Western Kentucky University and a Master's Degree in Organ Performance from East Carolina University.

His conducting experience with extended choral-orchestral works includes the works of Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi, Pergolesi and contemporary composers Tavener, Lauridsen, Paulus, and Rutter. As an organ recitalist, Walker has performed extensively throughout the Eastern and Southern U.S. He currently serves regularly as conductor and organist for various Diocesan events in Louisville, and during the summer of 2011 served as both choral conductor and guest organ recitalist for the National Associations of Pastoral Musicians Conference. He also served as Dean of the Louisville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in 2011-13.

Jack Griffin is both Concertmaster and Production Manager with the Louisville Master Chorale. He has held the Principal Viola position with the Louisville Orchestra since 1984, having joined the Orchestra during high school. He received his Bachelor's Degrees from the University of Louisville and has also studied at The Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and Indiana University.

Griffin also owns Commonwealth Musicians which provides ensembles such as string quartets, jazz ensembles and other musicians for events such as weddings and corporate events.

Rick Mook, Louisville Master Chorale's Assistant Conductor, has two decades of scholarship and performance, He has engaged a wide range of musical repertories, from renaissance motets, fin-de-siecle choral-orchestral works, jubilee and gospel quartet styles to Hip-hop turntablism. He holds a BA in Music and Religion from the University of Rochester, where he studied conducting, vocal performance, and bassoon at the Eastman School of Music under the guidance of Dr. David Harman, Dr. William Weinert, and Dr. Thomas Folan.  He then earned a Ph.D. in Music History at the University of Pennsylvania and served on the faculty of the Herberger School of Music at Arizona State University for over 9 years.