Hidenwood Welcomes our new Music Director, Diane Drury

Diane has been a Music Director for 35 years in various churches including Collingwood Presbyterian in Toledo, Trinity Lutheran Church
& School in Newport News, as well as First United Church of Christ in
Hampton, where she has been the Director/Organist for the past 17
years. She has also been the Asst. Musical Director/Choral Accompanist
for the Virginia Choral Society for the past 17 years and has been an
Adjunct Instructor of Music at TNCC for 12 years. Diane has more than 20 years of experience leading amateur choirs and instrumental ensembles of all ages with a Masters of Music in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ,
with additional organ studies in France. Diane is skilled in classical, jazz, contemporary and gospel styles and is well versed in technology needed to record and master virtual choir/instrumental music for online worship.

She lives in James Landing with
her husband Mike who is an electrical engineer at Jefferson Lab and their two cats. She
has two grown sons, one is the orchestra director at Passage Middle School and the
other works as a software engineer for Microsoft in the Seattle area, and a stepdaughter that works in marketing in L.A. She enjoys genealogy and gardening.
Diane is excited to know that we have a preschool and can’t wait to work with the
children as well as with our adult choir. She has a strong love for worship and believes
that Hidenwood is the right place for her!

414 Hiden Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606