Dwilyn spent 20 years in Christian school education as a music teacher and administrator. He received his music education degree from Millersville University in 1985 and a master’s degree in Christian School Administration from Grace Seminary, Winona Lake, IN in 1991. He was the music director at Faith Mennonite High School, Kinzers, PA for 6 years and then taught music and was the administrator at Linville Hill Mennonite School, Paradise, PA (grades K-8) for 14 years. Currently, Dwilyn works as a self-employed painter and teaches music part-time at Fair Haven Christian School, Gap PA. He continues to direct Gap Male Chorus (a 40-voice men’s choir which has been singing every year since 1922) as well as Men With A Song (a group of younger men which has its roots at Music Camp). Dwilyn and his wife Bertie have 5 children–Melanie, Austin, Krista, Carli, and Mindy who enjoy living on a small farm along with numerous cats, 1 dog, 3 goats, and 2,000 pigs. Along with choral conducting and playing the accordion, Dwilyn enjoys the outdoors–hunting, hiking, caring for fruit trees and spending time with family at a mountain cabin. He and his family attend Life Mennonite Fellowship, Willow Street, PA.
Regina Brubaker graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education (2015). She enjoys ensemble performances as a singer, conductor, and accompanist. She is a current member of Oasis Chorale and has conducted a children’s choir for Valley Arts Society for their past four seasons. She teaches private lessons from her home studio and general music for K-Gr. 8 at Calvary Christian Academy and serves as Academic Dean for Shenandoah Christian Music Camp. Regina enjoys recreation in the garden, dabbling with colors, messing with textures, encountering God through His Word and creation, and bringing order to chaos.
Gwendolyn is the mother of two teenage boys and is a part of Bethel Mennonite Church in Gladys, VA. She works from home giving private music lessons, writing and recording music (www.singthekjv.org) and making pottery (www.kjvpottery.com). Gwendolyn graduated from Cedarville University with a BA in piano performance and BME in music education. She received an MS degree from Longwood University and an Ed.D. degree from the University of Virginia in Administration and Supervision. Gwendolyn served in the Virginia public school system for eleven years: five as a music teacher grades preK-8 and six years as an assistant principal, grades ranging from 5-12. In 2003, Gwendolyn returned to music, composing songs out of personal pain and brokenness in her life under the pseudonym Tirzah Joy (“Tears of Joy”). Her passion is that all may find the peace that comes from surrendering their lives fully to our loving Lord. It is impossible to trust Him too much!
Rosemary Eberly Lebold
Rosemary (Eberly) Lebold, soprano, graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music in Vocal Performance (2013) and holds a Diploma in Education from Faith Builders Educational Programs (2006). The current season sees her performing as a soloist with Village Voices Community Choir and performing with Oasis Chorale. Rosemary’s expertise as a vocal clinician is frequently sought after by choirs and she holds a private voice studio from her home, as well as serving as an instructor for Shenandoah Christian Music Camp. She lives in southern Ontario with her husband, Philip.
James is a grain trader by day and a choral missionary by night. Born into a singing family in Lewisburg, PA, he taught junior high and high school level music and other subjects in Mennonite schools in PA and TX for thirteen years before relocating to central MO. He directs the annual Midwest Mennonite Men’s Chorus events, as well as various local choir projects, and has led congregational worship regularly for over two decades. His chief musical interest hovers around the successes and struggles in Anabaptist congregational singing. His lovely wife Keri has sweetly endured these things for 21 years, helping him raise their five children and fresh vegetables, but always taking time to enjoy the best books and art with him. James and Keri are members at Ridgeview Mennonite (PMC).
Randall grew up in a singing family where quality singing and correctness were esteemed. He currently teaches grades 4-10 music at Living Hope Christian School, conducts “Voices for God” choir annually, and sings with various choirs. Randall’s passion is to help people find their voice through musical interpretation. For recreation, he enjoys relaxing on the deck, drinking coffee with his wife, and engaging in rubber band wars with his four rambunctious children as well as building fence and watching the cows grazing on his hobby farm.
Cameron graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a double degree in Music Education and Music Theory (2014). He is an active piano examiner with the Canadian National Conservatory of Music, a music festival adjudicator, and a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA). He has been on faculty at Renaissance School of the Arts and the Beckett School at Wilfrid Laurier University as a piano and music theory instructor. Cam directs the Trinity Youth Choir and is the founder and director of Village Voices Community Choir in Milverton, ON. He has been a guest conductor for Laurier Singers, Laurier Alumni Choir, and Chor Amica. He has sung with many choirs including Laurier Singers, Da Capo Chamber Choir, and Oasis Chorale. As a respiratory therapist, Cam finds great satisfaction in helping patients “breathe easy” in a wide range of clinical situations.