Up Next: Michael Messina on March 7
Michael Messina is Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis and Organist for St. Richard’s Episcopal School, positions he has held for over twenty-six years.
Michael began working in Jewish congregations thirty years ago. Rabbi Judea Miller inspired him to learn Hebrew with a primer used in the Religious School at Temple B’rtih Kodesh in Rochester, NY. Michael began working with the High Holy Day choir at IHC in 1999. Since 2019, he has also tutored b’nai mitzvah students in Torah cantillation.
He holds MMus and DMA degrees in Organ Performance and Literature, as well as the Performer’s Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music. Michael was graduated magna cum laude with the BMus degree in Church Music from Saint Olaf College, where he sang and traveled extensively with the Saint Olaf Choir. He has performed solo and duo organ concerts extensively throughout the United States, as well as at the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Michael is a past President of the Association of Anglican Musicians. For several years, Michael participated in the Indianapolis AGO’s Pipeworks program, an interdisciplinary curriculum presenting the organ and its repertoire to primary and secondary school students.
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