Organ, Historical Keyboards and Sacred Music
CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
Ali Santos grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Psychology with a Minor in Music in 2018. In 2015, she received a joint scholarship from the American Guild of Organists and the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Richmond, Virginia to study the pipe organ with Patricia Schrock, Director of Music at the Church of the Epiphany, and Daniel Sañez, Director of Music & Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. As the organ scholar at the Cathedral, she organized and co-directed a student choir and developed an appreciation and skill set for sacred music under the direction and guidance of Mr. Sañez. Ali served as the organist and choir director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hanover, VA from 2016-2019 and Penfield United Methodist Church in Penfield, NY from 2019-2021. In March 2018, she was awarded an E. Power Biggs Fellowship to attend the 2018 Organ Historical Society Convention in Rochester, New York. The following year, she was admitted to the Eastman School of Music and currently studies with David Higgs. Her current position is Organist and Director of Music at Immanuel Lutheran in Webster, NY.