The Lloyd E. Cast Organ Fellowship
The Lloyd E. Cast Fellowship was established in 2008 by The Friends of the Choir in memory of The Cathedral of All Saints long-term Organist and Choir Master. The design and intent of the full time in-residence Fellowship is to provide post-graduate study and practical experience to an emerging Organ Scholar. The Lloyd Cast Fellow provides musical services to The Cathedral of All Saints throughout the year, as well as to assist with The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys during the academic term.
Inquiries about the Lloyd E. Cast Organ Fellowship can be made to the Music Director.
A native of Wisconsin, Robert Dicks spent one year studying at the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin before finishing his degree in organ performance at the University of North Texas. There he studied organ with Dr. Jesse Escbach and harpsichord with Christoph Hammer. In addition to serving as organist for the University Singers, Robert was named undergraduate organist of the year for 2009-10. In 2010, Robert took first place at the Bill Hall Pipe Organ competition in San Antonio, Texas and won the Hymn Playing prize as well. While in Milwaukee, he served as the first Organ Scholar at All Saints Cathedral under Joseph Kucharski, who is also professor of sacred music at Nashatoh House. In Texas, Robert was Organ Scholar at the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas for three years. During his tenure there he worked under Christopher Berry, Dr. Richard Sparks, and Scott Dettra.
In August of 2014 Mr. Dicks was named Assistant Director and Accompanist of The Cathedral Choir School of Wilmington, Delaware. A one-year post of Interim Musician and Organist is being filled by Mr. Charles Miller.
Graham Schultz originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas, received his Bachelor of Music in organ performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Mr. Todd Wilson. Prior to studying in Cleveland, Graham attended the Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied with Mr. Thomas Bara and received the Fine Arts award in organ performance upon graduation.
A dedicated church musician, Graham served for five years as the Organist and Choirmaster at St. James Church, Cleveland while also serving as an Assistant Organist at the parish of the Immaculate Conception in Cleveland as well. For four years he was the accompanist and director of the training choir for the Ohio Boychoir.
In 2010, Mr. Schultz accompanied the Choir of St. Paul’s Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas for a residency at Durham Cathedral in England. In February of 2011, he served as organist for The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys during their residency at Hereford Cathedral, England.
The inaugural Lloyd E. Cast Organ Fellow, Robert Richter is originally from Charleston, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Music in organ performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music studying with Mr. David Boe. While an undergraduate student, he also studied harpsichord and continuo with Lisa Goode Crawford. Robert continued his education pursuing a Masters Degree in organ performance at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona studying with Dr. Kimberly Marshall.
Prior to his appointment at the Cathedral, Mr. Richter served as The Robert G. Owen Organ Scholar at Christ Church Bronxville, NY. Upon completeing his tenure as Organ Scholar at The Cathedral of All Saints, Mr. Richter has been Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Indiana.