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Clinicians and Directors


Anna Teagarden 


Anna Teagarden  is currently the Associate Director of Music and SJD Choristers at the Church of St. John the Divine. She previously served as the Director of Children's Music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for 16 years. She has managed the RSCM Gulf Coast Course for the past ten years. During that time, the RSCM Gulf Coast Course choir has performed advanced repertoire such as Handel's Messiah, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, as well as works by Howells, Vierne, Mozart, and many others.

Anna received her Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Texas. She has performed regularly as a soprano soloist.  Acclaimed for her musicality and versatility, Anna has sung in many of the world's great Cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey, Ely Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, York Minster, National Cathedral, St. Thomas 5th Avenue in New York City, and Thomaskirche Liepzig.  She has sung with the RSCM National Choir for three years. She also performs regularly as a jazz vocalist with leading jazz musicians.  She also joined Bach Society Houston in 2017.

Her love of Anglican music began with a trip to Germany and York England, where the St. Paul’s Choir was in residence in the summer of 1999 under the direction of Robert Brewer. She has since been very involved with the Royal School of Church Music as Manager of the Gulf Coast course. Anna became a certified examiner for the RSCM bronze and silver exams in 2013.

Anna continues to teach, sing and conduct at St. John's and has served as clinician for various workshops and festivals throughout the state. She has a private studio where she prepares young singers for auditions. She is married with twin daughters.

Dr. Joe Causby


Joseph Causby is the Director of Music and Organist of the Chapel of the Cross, and the immediate Past President of the Royal School of Church Music in America. Prior to his appointment in Chapel Hill, Joseph served Episcopal parishes in Texas, building active intergenerational programs which encouraged musical excellence and spiritual depth. Under his leadership, his choirs took part in three international English Cathedral residencies; performed major works with orchestra; and recorded and broadcasted LIVE on NPR and PBS.

As a passionate collaborator, Joseph has formed relationships with universities and international organizations including Snape Maltings Friday Afternoons project, the Royal Academy of Music, Cambridge University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and the Ackland Museum. As a frequent guest artist at Duke University Chapel (home of RSCM America), Joseph plays the organ for special services, guest conducts the Duke Evensong Singers, and teaches the chapel’s organ scholars.

As an organ recitalist, Joseph has given concerts in the United States, Canada, England, and France. In 2019, he was a featured speaker for the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Choir School of St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City. His dissertation, Who dares stand idle? Thomas Tertius Noble, a life in church music, 1867-1953 was completed in 2015.

 A native of Morganton, North Carolina, Joseph holds a BMus from Appalachian State University, an MMus from Rice University, and a PhD from the University of Durham (UK), where he also served as the first American organ scholar of Durham Cathedral.

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