Marshall Voit — Music Director

Music Director Marshall Voit has been a song leader and facilitator of community music for nearly two decades. Most of his work has been centered in the Reform Jewish community, including many years spent as a worship music leader with synagogues in Los Angeles (2006-2011), Australia and New Zealand (2011-2013), and San Diego (2013 to present).

Marshall began working with UU congregations as a “troubadour” on North American tours in 2014 and 2015, and has maintained that work since then. He started in his role at UUFSD, his first settled position at a UU congregation, in September 2020, and he is absolutely loving it so far.

In addition to his work as a worship music leader, Marshall has participated actively and dedicated years of study to music’s role in social change movements. You may have sung with Marshall or his group, the San Diego Peace and Freedom Singers, at a march or rally in San Diego.

Marshall completed his BA in Geography at UCLA in 2011 and did graduate research in ethnomusicology at San Diego State University from 2013-2015. Marshall speaks Spanish almost fluently, and Portuguese more or less conversationally. He lives with his dog Jackie in Alpine, CA, and is an avid softball and disc golf player.

Katie Klaerich — Accompanist

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 — Accompanist

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 — Audio/Video Specialist

Joe Cantrell is a technologist and media professional, who engineers the audio, video and live broadcasting for UUFSD.

Joe also has a digital art practice that includes sound art, installations, and performances inspired by the implications of technological objects and practices.

Joe has presented his work to 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. He 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.

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


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