Mark Dirksen joins us with the perfect balance of experience as a business person and as an organist and church musician. Dirksen is a native of Washington, DC, where he was a chorister at the Washington National Cathedral and graduated from St. Albans School. His degrees are from the University of Massachusetts (Organ Performance ) and Temple University (Choral Conducting) and he has served churches in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Illinois, West Virginia, and Massachusetts.
Along with his many musical accomplishments Mark has had careers in both the non-profit world (arts and educational administration) and as a Diocesan official (staff support for the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island). Most recently he was a real estate broker on Boston’s North Shore where he was Treasurer/Secretary for the North Shore Association of Realtors® as well as Finance Chair of the Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council. His family’s roots, however, are in Northern Illinois, where his grandfather was a designer / builder for the Reuter Organ Company. This position therefore represents both a homecoming and a summation of his energies, and he is delighted to be a member of the Buzard family.