Church and/or Role
Saint Pius X Church, Fairfield, CT / Temple Israel, Westport, CT
Michael is the Organist and Director of Music at Saint Pius X RC Church in Fairfield, and Organist at Temple Israel in Westport, CT.
At Saint Pius, he leads the Parish Choir of over 30 voices, a mixed ensemble of dedicated volunteers and professionals, the Scholar Choir, a graded choir for boy and girls 4th grade and up, and a Youth Cantor Program. In 2009 he founded the St. Pius Sarto Chamber Consort consisting of professional singers and musicians that specializes in early music and chant.
Michael is a graduate of the Housatonic Community College with an Associate degree in Fine Arts and the Manhattan School of Music where he was awarded and annual Merit Scholarship achieving a Bachelors in Music in Organ Performance where he studied with McNeil Robinson and Choral Conducting with Dennis Keene. He has also studied organ with Paul Knox, Keith Toth, Mark Brombaugh, and currently with Dr. Stephen Rapp.
Michael has served in many churches in the area both, Protestant and Catholic.