Ron Gretz, Director of Music, is a very busy man. He is not only the Director of Music for UBC, he is also the Artistic Director and Maestro of the Annapolis Opera, a Vocal Coach at the Peabody Conservatory, and an Emeritus Professor of Music at the Community College of Baltimore County (where he taught music theory and opera for 41 years). Ron, who is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of music, has served in many capacities in the Baltimore community over the years. For over twenty years, he has played the organ and led the UBC choir. "I came to University Baptist Church as an interim organist while the church looked for someone for the permanent position. That was in 1988. I have been there ever since. I loved the music that the church was accustomed to: a mixture of classical standards [Handel, Mendelssohn, Bach, Mozart] as well as spirituals and some contemporary pieces. But it is the choir, the ministers and the congregation that has kept me there. I have never met a more loving, caring group of people in all of the years that I have directed and played."