Music Staff

Mr. R. Walden Moore, Director of Music, Email: Walden Moore, (203) 776-2616

R Walden MooreMr. Moore has been Director of Music of Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, since 1984, where he works with the Choir of Men and Boys, the Choir of Men and Girls, and the Parish Choir (mixed adult choir) in a regular schedule of parish services and appearances outside the walls of the church.

A 1980 graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music/School of Music, where his organ studies were with Dr. Robert Baker and Dr. Gerre Hancock, he continues to serve as clinician, guest conductor and organist for choir festivals across the nation.

Recently, he was guest Music Director for the Royal School of Church Music in America’s King’s College Course in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 2012, and for the Charlotte, NC RSCM Course in 2013, and was guest lecturer/clinician for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia/Leadership Program for Musicians workshop in Richmond, VA in the Spring of 2014. In 2016, Mr. Moore was the guest Music Director of the RSCM Rhode Island course at Newport.

He is past Chair of the Music Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, having served on that commission for ten years, and has served on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.  His experience in the field of practical church music has also led him to serve as a consultant in organ design for churches in Connecticut.

In 2007 he was appointed to the faculty of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music/School of Music as Lecturer (adj.) in Organ, where he teaches a yearly course in Liturgical Keyboard Skills.

Ms. Rachel Segger, Music Program Manager, Email: Rachel Segger, (203) 776-2616

rachel seggerRachel has been an attorney, an elementary school music teacher, and a full-time church organist/director of music. She holds an MM in organ (Yale School of Music) and an MAR in liturgical studies (Yale Divinity School) through the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, as well as an AB from Harvard and a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Rachel and her husband have three sons, of whom the older two are recent alumni of the Boys Choir. As Music Program Manager, Rachel assists the Director of Music in the management of the Trinity music program, coordinating fundraising, planning for choir events and tours, recruiting choristers, managing choir calendars and rehearsal logistics, connecting with community music organizations, and serving as the point person for choir parents and members of the three parish choirs.

Mr. David von Behren, Senior Organ Scholar, Email: David von Behren, (203) 776-2616

David joined us in fall of 2017 as he began his graduate studies at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He is a native of Falls City, Nebraska and studies piano and voice as well as being an accomplished violinist and organist. He has received several Young Artist and Recital awards. David graduated in spring 2017 from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance and music theory. He concurrently served for four years as the organ scholar at Plymouth Church UCC of Shaker Heights, Ohio. During his summers, he established a program to introduce the pipe organ to young children and an informal concert series to showcase the talents of young musicians.

Mr. Jerrick Cavagnaro, Organ Scholar, Email: Jerrick Cavagnaro, (203) 776-2616

Jerrick Cavagnaro is currently a master’s student of organ at Yale University, studying under Thomas Murray. A recent graduate of Westminster Choir College, he obtained bachelor’s degrees in both sacred music and organ performance studying under Alan Morrison. After gaining experience as a substitute organist in high school, he began working as an assistant organist and substitute in several churches throughout northern New Jersey. More recently he was the music director at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Montville and Lincoln Park, NJ and later organ scholar at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, NJ. During his time at Westminster Choir College, Jerrick maintained several positions as a choral singer, solo singer, and accompanist both in and out of school, singing baritone in and accompanying for the Grammy® nominated Westminster Williamson Voices directed by James Jordan.