Introducing the 2012/13 Assistants to the Artistic Director
Brian Krajcik - Accompanist
Brian Krajcik (Tenor) will serve as the PCC Accompanist for the 2013-2014 season.
He holds a Master of Music Degree in Conducting from Westminster Choir College of
Rider University, as well as a Double Bachelors in Music Education and Piano Performance.
Mr. Krajcik has studied conducting with James Jordan, Joseph Flummerfelt and Joe
Miller. He has performed internationally with multiple choirs, including Westminster
Choir where he can be heard on the NAXOS Record Label. Mr. Krajcik has studied voice
with Christopher Arneson, Thomas Faracco and Robert Brandt. He currently teaches
music at Pennsbury High School West and also serves as the Music Director/Organist
at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Matthew South - Tenor Section Leader
Matt South (tenor) will serve as the Tenor Section Leader for the 2013-2014 season.
Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from West Chester University in December
of 2011. While at West Chester, he studied voice with world renowned Baritone, Randall
Scarlata. As a tenor, Matt's repertoire has ranged from classical to modern. His
favorite language to sing in is German and his favorite composer to sing is W.A.
Mozart. Matt has performed such great opera roles as Belmonte in Mozart's The Abduction
from the Seraglio, Le Chavalier in Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites, and The
Witch in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. He has performed in the musical theatre
medium and served as a vocal music director for over 12 years and is currently teaching
grades 6-8 at Charles Boehm Middle School, as well as conducting the 6th Grade Chorus
and the Young Men in Harmony ensemble.
Derek Cressman - Bass Section Leader
Derek Cressman (bass) will serve as the Bass Section Leader for the 2013-2014 season.
He attended Westminster Choir College of Rider University, graduating in 2003 Summa
Cum Lauda with a degree in Music Education. In 2009, he graduated from Teacher’s
College of Columbia University with Master of the Arts in Music Education. Derek
is currently in his 9th year of teaching at William Penn Middle School in the Pennsbury
School District. At William Penn, Derek teaches General Music and directs the 7th/8th
grade Chorus and Ensemble, and for 7 years he directed the school’s annual musical.
Derek is also the director of music at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Trenton, NJ
where he directs two choirs and a handbell ensemble.