Music Staff

Music Staff

Music Director
Photo of Philip Olsen, Director of Music

Philip Olsen

Philip began as music director for Second Presbyterian in 2004. He is in his 25th year as Director of the Upper School choirs at McDonogh School. Prior to coming to McDonogh, he held positions as Assistant Professor of Music and Conductor of the University Chorus at Hofstra University in Hampstead, New York, and Director of the Euterpean Choral Ensemble in New York City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in organ from DePauw University, and a master’s degree in choral conducting from Florida State University.
Associate Music Director
Hsiao-Ying Lin

Hsiao-Ying Lin

Hsiao-Ying Lin (Hsiao is pronounced like “sha-o”) joined Second as our Associate Music Director leading the 2nd@9 Band in worship in October 2015. Hsiao-Ying holds a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where she is currently a candidate for Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She has performed internationally in venues such as Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. She also serves as the staff pianist in JHMI Choral Society, String Department of Peabody Preparatory, and Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and has also served in musical leadership positions at other local congregations. Hsaio- Ying received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education
 from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan.
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.