Tom Riis, Choir Director
Tom Riis grew up outside of Binghamton, New York, earned music degrees from Oberlin College (Ohio) and the University of Michigan (1976, 1981), and came to Colorado in 1992 to direct CU Boulder’s American Music Research Center and to teach music history (a.k.a. musicology) at the University. At an earlier teaching post at the University of Georgia (1981-1992) he conducted the Early Music Collegium, sang in the Athens Master Chorale, and co-founded a small English Renaissance choir called Voix Forts Claire. He has sung, taught, and occasionally conducted music in Europe, mostly in Germany, between 1997 and 2015. Having played the cello and sung in church since the age of 10, Tom is happy to be joining the Westview music team.
Elle Tyler, Pianist
At Westview, our Elders work with the pastor and other staff to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of our congregation.
The Deacons minister to those who are in need – the sick, the friendless, and those in distress in our congregation and in our community.