Rev. Mark Nieting, Pastor
Oksana Lutsyshyn, Director of Music, Organist
Oksana Lutsyshyn was born in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. She began studying music at the age of eight and at twelve she entered the Special Music School in Lviv. Upon graduating from this school, she moved to Moscow, Russia, where she entered the Moscow State Conservatory, completing both her graduate and post-graduate degrees. After moving to the United States, she was Visiting Scholar at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. She is presently on the music faculty at Old Dominion University, where she teaches Piano and Music Theory. She also serves as Artistic Co-Director of the Norfolk Chamber Consort.
She has appeared in concerts as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the former Soviet Union, Europe, the United States, and South America. Locally, she has performed with the Virginia International Arts Festival, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Ludwig F. Diehn Concert Series, as well as numerous other concert presenters. Lutsyshyn won Second Prize at the Vienna Modern Masters Third International Performers’ Recording Awards Competition. She was also a prizewinner at the William Kapell International Piano Competition in College Park, Maryland.
In addition to her performing and recording schedules, Ms. Lutsyshyn has taught master classes at many American universities, including Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. Currently, she teaches piano at the Governor’s School for the Arts and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She also serves as Director of Music at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach
Lisa Sinibaldi, Contemporary Music Director
Lisa earned a degree in Music Education from Old Dominion University. She has been the Director of Contemporary Music at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church since 2011. In addition to church, Lisa is the band director at Suffolk Christian Academy, a member of the Army Reserve band program, and the owner of Creative Music lesson studio.