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.

Miss Janet Yieh, Senior Organ Scholar, Email: Janet Yieh, (203) 776-2616

Janet Yieh Headshot smallJanet joined us in the fall of 2015 and is pursuing her Master’s Degree at Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School (BM Organ ’15) and former Assistant Organist at Trinity Wall Street in New York. Janet follows a long line of talented students who have come to Trinity on a part-time basis, generally while enrolled in a degree program at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. The Organ Scholar position (titled “Assistant Organist” until 2008) has given these young musicians an uncommonly thorough, “real-life” experience in Trinity’s program while allowing them to share their unique talents with the parish community. In turn, Trinity’s organ scholars have gone on to work for some of America’s preeminent church music programs, including Washington National Cathedral; St. Thomas Church, New York; Trinity Cathedral, Columbia, SC; and the chapels of Harvard and Duke Universities.

Mr. Nicholas Quardokus, First-Year Organ Scholar, Email: Nicholas Quardokus, (203) 776-2616

N Quardokus 1smallNick joins us in fall of 2016, while beginning graduate studies at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Before coming to New Haven, Nick attended Indiana University, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance. He also concurrently served as Assistant Organist at Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis.