Music Leadership

Dr. Andrew Schultz

Director of Sanctuary Music Ministry

andrew@westwoodumc.org

Andrew is an Ohio native who relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a DMA in Choral Music at the USC Thornton School of Music. Prior to his move to Southern California, Andrew spent seven years as Director of Music Programs for Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. Much of his time there was spent revitalizing the music program including the development of student and community choirs, bands, and orchestras while teaching courses in music theory, voice, and conducting. While in Defiance, Andrew also served as Director of Music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Performance Series Director for the Defiance Community Cultural Council, and was an active OMEA adjudicator and area clinician.
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Andrew holds undergraduate degrees from Ohio Northern University earning a bachelor of music and a bachelor of science in business administration. He also holds advanced degrees from Bowling Green State University: a master of music and a master of business administration.

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Josh Roebuck

Organist

josh@westwoodumc.org

North Yorkshire born and a graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Josh began his studies in the Organ aged 14 with Richard Darke, and later Simon Lindley. At the conservatoire, Josh studied the organ under professors Henry Fairs and Daniel Moult alongside visiting professors Martin Schmeding and Nathan Laube, the Harpsichord with Martin Perkins and choral conducting with Paul Spicer. In addition to being an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, he was a finalist at the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, and recital venues have included St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. More recently he has held positions in the music departments of Worcester Cathedral, St. Davids Cathedral, and Tewkesbury Abbey, prior to moving to Los Angeles in February of this year where he now lives with his Louisiana-native soon-to-be husband and fellow devoted cat-dad, Carter.

Sabrina Langlois

Soprano

Sabrina Langlois is an award-winning vocalist specializing in opera, gospel, and R&B. With her faith being an integral part of her upbringing, she found her voice in the church, discovering her love of communal music making. It was there the soprano decided her gift was a privilege, and it was her duty to use it purposefully and authentically. Her recent performance highlights include singing Anne Trulove, Adina, and Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the UCLA Philharmonia. During her time at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, she had the pleasure of collaborating and performing in concerts curated by Graham Johnson, Cori Ellison, and Lee Musiker. Sabrina received her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Miami where she studied with Jeanette Thompson. During her time at the Frost School of Music, she performed as a member and a soloist with the Frost Chorale under the direction of Dr. Amanda Quist. She had the pleasure of performing the Hector Villa-Lobos’ Chorôs No. 10 with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Sabrina is currently pursuing her Master of Music in Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Juliana Gondek.
Sabrina Langlois is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota. In her spare time, she enjoys adventures and cooking.

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Carmen Edano

Mezzo Soprano

Carmen Edano is a young mezzo soprano from Vallejo, California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in both Applied Voice and Music Education from Pepperdine University, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Classical Voice at the University of California Los Angeles. Ms. Edano has studied with many distinguished instructors such as Ida Nicolosi, Melanie Emelio, Vladimir Chernov, and Julianna Gondek. Throughout her studies at Pepperdine, she has appeared in many productions including Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” (ensemble), Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (ensemble), Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” (Sorceress cover, ensemble), and Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon (Dorothee). She has performed internationally with scenes from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) and Cosi fan tutte (Dorabella) during Pepperdine’s Heidelberg Summer Music Program. .
\Ms. Edano has co-directed the children’s choir for Pepperdine University’s performance of Rutter’s “Mass of the Children”. As she continues her studies at UCLA, she also teaches private voice lessons to young singers.

Taylor Jacobs

Tenor

Taylor Jacobs recently finished his undergraduate studies in Vocal Arts at the University of Southern California. A frequent soloist for the USC Choral Music department, Taylor’s highlights include Dr. Nick Strimple’s birthday concert with the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale and the USC Visions & Voices performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard (“In Need of Breath” and “I Am Like You”). He has coached French for multiple USC productions, including Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie for The Chamber Opera, Chamber Singers’ National ACDA performance of Henk Bading’s Trois Chansons Bretonnes and Concert Choir’s performances of Morten Lauridsen’s Les Chansons des Roses.

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Louise Floyd

Bass

Louise Floyd is a young vocal artist based in Los Angeles. Her opera debut came in 2017, singing the role of ‘Cascada’ in Utah Valley Vocal Academy’s production of The Merry Widow. She has appeared in nearly a dozen roles on stages across Utah, including performing with the Utah Opera Chorus, and performing as the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Wasatch Chorale.