Music Staff

Music Staff

Minister of Music

Alex Ashman

A native of Mount Union PA, Alexander Ashman is thrilled to become the Music Director at Second Presbyterian Church! Upon receiving his Undergraduate Degree in Music Education at Messiah College in 2017, Alex entered the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University to study with RenĂ©e Anne Louprette, where he graduated in 2019 with a Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. In addition to his graduate studies, Alex served as Director of Music at St. Saviour Roman…
Handbell Director
Photo of Beau Lochte, Handbell Director

Beau Lochte

Beau is a musician, teacher, composer & conductor with a B.M. in music composition from Towson University. In addition to directing the chancel handbell choir and youth handchimes programs at Second Presbyterian, he is Artistic Director and founder of Charm City Bronze, an independent handbell ensemble. Mr. Lochte currently teaches over 20 piano students and arranges original, keyboard, pop and orchestral music for handbells and regularly performs as a solo handbell ringer and in small ensembles. Recent performances include a livestream from inside the top level of the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in Baltimore, MD and a “Concert of World Premieres” featuring Mr. Lochte’s original arrangement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor.