Thomas D. Rossin,
Thomas D. Rossin, in addition to being the founder and conductor of Exultate,
is a composer and church musician.
In the past, Dr. Rossin has
been Associate Conductor and General Manager of the National Lutheran Choir, Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Music Department at
Augsburg College, Director of Choral Activities at St. Cloud State
University and Director of Vocal Music at Brainerd High School.
He holds the Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree from
Valparaiso University, the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in choral conducting from the University of Minnesota, and the Doctor of
Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the University of Minnesota. His Doctoral
dissertation topic was an analysis of the marginal notations made by Johann Sebastian Bach in his personal Bible.
An active leader in the field of choral-music education, Dr. Rossin is past President of the
Minnesota chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). He has choral compositions published by Concordia Publishing House and Kjos Music Press.
Stephen Gabrielsen, Accompanist
in addition to being the accompanist for Exultate from 1996-2008, was professor of music at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN, where he taught organ and music theory for 46 years and served
as the college organist.
Dr. Gabrielsen held the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Augsburg College, the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from the University of Minnesota and the
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in organ performance from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gabrielsen was a scholar of the Lutheran World Federation and a student of Michael Schneider in Cologne, Germany.
He was a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and a published composer of organ and choral music. During his long career, he performed recitals and taught music workshops in more than
30 states and several foreign countries. Gabe died on April 8, 2013 after an eight year long fight with Parkinson's Disease. He is missed greatly.