About the School
Jack Rain, staff piano accompanist and Adjunct Instructor of language diction, is a well-known Tampa Bay organ recitalist, accompanist, and foreign language diction coach for singers.
Rain has worked at USF as staff accompanist since 1973 and has performed with the University Singers, the USF Master Chorale, and the Florida Orchestra and has been featured on six recordings by church, choral, and university groups. Since 1995, Rain has also taught French, German, and Italian diction for singers.
Organist at St. Petersburg's First Presbyterian Church since 1969, Rain has given over 100 local organ recitals and three concerts at Ft. Lauderdale's Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. He was organist for the 1980 Vienna International Ecumenical Seminar. In 1981, he presented a recital on the 1735 tracker organ in Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral. Rain performed in the French Vesper service for the 1992 American Guild of Organists national convention in Atlanta.
Rain has worked extensively in musical theatre, collaborating as musical directorand piano accompanist at St. Petersburg's Shorecrest Preparatory School. He also served as accompanist for the Spanish Little Theatre in Tampa.
Rain is a member of the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg chapters of the American Guild of Organists, the National Cathedral Association, and the Organ Historical Society.
He earned his BA in Education from USF, with a Spanish major and French minor and attended summer courses at the universities of Madrid, Vienna, Montreal, and Guatemala. Rain studied piano under Rebekah Orr of Tampa, and organ with First Presbyterian Church's George Boyd and Pierre Grandmaison at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada