Music Director

Marshall Voit

Music Director, Marshall Voit, seeks to encourage broad intergenerational participation in the music program, which includes a choir, band, instrumental and vocal small groups and soloists, and congregational singing. He is passionate about making music which enhances worship and community building. Here at UUFSD, this means making music from a wide variety of genres and traditions, expressing a broad range of intellectual, spiritual, and emotional content.

Since 2014, Marshall has worked with UU congregations as a “troubadour,” leading worship music with more than 30 congregations throughout the country, including the 2015 UU General Assembly in Portland, OR. He is a member with the Association for UU Music Ministries with a deep understanding of Unitarian Universalism principles.


Katie Klaerich

Katie Klaerich is a classically-trained pianist from San Diego, California. She graduated with a degree in Piano Performance from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2015, where she studied with David Korevaar. Katie worked as an accompanist at Redeemer by The Sea, Lutheran church in Carlsbad from 2009-2011. From 2015-2016, she worked as the accompanist for the music department at Niwot High School, located in Niwot, Colorado. After moving back to San Diego, Katie has had the pleasure of collaborating with many different choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists. Some of the choirs she has worked with include Sorelle of the North Coast Singers, the student choir of Mission Hills High School in San Marcos, and choir at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, where she is now the regular pianist, and most recently, the children’s choir at Ocean Knoll Elementary School. Katie also teaches private piano lessons.

Lynne Talley

Lynne Talley has a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She subsequently studied at the Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany and with various teachers in Boston and San Diego. She has accompanied choirs almost continuously since elementary school, and has been an accompanist at UUFSD since 1995. She is also a professor of oceanography at UCSD.

Joe Cantrell

I am a technologist and media professional, and I engineer the audio, video and broadcasting for UUFSD.

As a digital artist, I also create sound art, installations, and performances inspired by the implications of technological objects and practices.

I’ve presented my work for audiences around the world, including the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US, the International Computer Music Association, the New Instruments for Musical Expression conference. My work has been honored with grants by New Music USA, the Creative Capital foundation, and the Qualcomm Institute Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences among others, as well as residencies in New York, London, Beijing, and Rotterdam.

I hold a BFA in music technology from Cal Arts, an MFA in digital arts and new media from UC Santa Cruz and a PhD in music from UC San Diego.


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