Jose Solórzano, Music Director
Pianist at ORO VALLEY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST since 1992. Jose became the Music Ministry Director in 2004. Jose holds a Masters of Piano Performance from the University of Arizona. He plays with local orchestras and performs solo concerts in the Tucson area. Jose selects and plays instrumental music for Sunday morning worship and for special worship services. He accompanies our choir, soloists, and congregation. Jose works closely with the choir, guest musicians, Pastor Briney, soloist Matt Rinaldi, and harpist Christine Vivona in the creation of the musical calendar for ORO VALLEY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Matt Rinaldi, choir director and soloist
A Tucsonan since 1991, Matt Rinaldi hails from the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. Matt received his Bachelor's of Music and Master's of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance with a Conducting and Theory Concentration from the University of Arizona. Matt has a rich vocal background, performing and conducting classically in church choirs throughout his life and for the likes of the late Pope John Paul II. Matt is currently principal trumpet with Trio Capriccio and The Rinaldi Jazz Duo. Matt is also a private trumpet teacher and an Adjunct Professor of Music at Pima Community College.
Christine Vivona, harpist in residence
Dr. Christine Vivona is harpist in residence for ORO VALLEY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. She earned her masters degree from The Juilliard School and a doctorate from the University of Arizona. She plays Harp II with the Tucson Symphony and teaches privately and at the University of Arizona. Dr. Vivona has played at Tucson weddings for over 25 years. Dr. Vivona's entire family is musical, and they often perform together.
Rollin Medcalf, violinist in residence
A Master of Music degree from Yale University, Rollin Metcalf is a former member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He received his M.D. from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara with additional training at New York Medical College. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Pima Community College and maintains a studio of private violin students.
Marge Craven, our bookkeeper
Marge grew up in Tucson, received a degree in business & Public administration from the U of A and did graduate work in business organizational management. She has worked in business management in both the public and private sectors. Along with her husband's children, she enjoys 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Rosa L Ramirez, our custodian
Has lived in Tucson since 1989. She started her own janitorial service, Arcy Cleaning Service in 1997. Her commitment is to "Serve with integrity and always do her best for her customers."
Janet Delgado, Office Manager
Janet has been in Tucson since 2005 when she moved to the area from California. Her last employment in California was in business management at an Orange County construction company. She periodically travels to Long Beach, California and to Spokane, Washington to visit her two sons and their families which include a granddaughter.
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