Debra Huddleston, Accompanist

Debra Huddleston studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, finishing her degree in organ at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. She later returned to receive a master’s degree in piano accompanying. Ms. Huddleston has accompanied choirs on European tours, performances in the White House, and in choir festivals. She has worked with many notable conductors, including Richard Proulx (Chicago Cathedral), Leo Nestor (Shrine in Washington, D.C.), Don Neuen (Chrystal Cathedral), Dale Warland (Warland Singers), James Litton (American Boy Choir), and Helmuth Rilling (Oregon Bach Festival). Currently she is Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church in Woodburn and adjunct faculty at Linfield College. Ms. Huddleston also directs the Silvertones, a mixed community choir, and the Salem Madrigal Singers. With flutist Sandy Duffy Norman, Ms. Huddleston has recorded a CD, Whisper in the Moonlight. She also has a solo piano CD, Vienna Spice, Christmas on a Bösendorfer. She is one third of Halcyon Trio Oregon (with Joan Paddock, trumpets, and Jackie Van Paepeghem, soprano). The group toured Norway in the summer of 2007, with concerts in Troldhaugen (Edvard Grieg’s home) and Sletta. They have also performed in many locations throughout the West Coast. Debra is a Bösendorfer Educational Artist and lives in Woodburn, with her 7’4″ grand piano.