jimd

Contact Information

First name
Jim
Last name
Dersch
Title
Auxiliary Music Staff

Epiphany Staff

Biography

Jim first became involved at Epiphany in 2008, accompanying the choir for rehearsals and Masses. Over the years, he has also played at Epiphany for weddings and other special services, as well as substituted for other musicians. In early 2016, Jim’s role was expanded to include responsibility for the Youth Band (EYB), a group of middle and high-school students who play regularly at weekend Masses. Besides leading rehearsals and playing for services, Jim has enjoyed taking on the responsibility to consolidate, arrange, and produce parts for EYB, and at times, for the ensemble at large.

Jim’s background in music began early, and involved performing in both religious and secular settings through middle and high school. After attending UofL for double music performance (Viola/Piano) and spending some time studying and performing overseas, Jim returned to the Greater Louisville area where he grew up. As a licensed Broker, Jim runs a real estate company in both KY and IN, and enjoys performing regularly with a number of local and regional musical groups. A few current responsibilities include Assistant Music Director for Trinity HS Theatre, Resident Assistant Music Director for New Albany HS Theatre, and regular appearances with the Jeffersonville RiverPops Orchestra, as well as performance and directing responsibilities at St Joseph, Butler HS, and with CenterStage at the JCC. Other historical credits include the Louisville Orchestra, Derby Dinner Playhouse, MTL, Stage One, and IUS.

History

Member for
11 months 3 weeks