Jay Hershberger is currently professor of piano at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. A performing classical pianist--something he knew he wanted to pursue beginning in kindergarten--Jay's professional concert life has taken him to three continents thus far, and he hopes to add three more to his touring experience sometime in his life, although he has no ambition to play anywhere in Antarctica. He is also Director of Music and an organist at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Fargo, ND, where he conducts the Cathedral Choir and Men's Schola. He loves traditional classical church music, and thinks the music of Marty Haugen and David Haas are just about as bad as rap and hip-hop music.
As a college professor in the vanishing classical liberal arts tradition of learning (something that no longer exists in most institutions of "higher" learning, including his own), Jay's interests reach beyond music into the realms of history, politics, religion, literature, and culture, and has led him to occasionally teach in the classroom outside his normal discipline of music. But he is just a layman, and knows only enough to be extraordinarily dangerous, or just tick everyone off.
Jay is married to Cindy, the best woman in the world. She would have to be to stay married to Jay. They share a love of Jane Austen, JRR Tolkien, living in the country, and of course, their children and grandchildren. As Roman Catholics, they still have not figured out why God would ever want to adopt them as His sons and daughters, but they are grateful nonetheless.