As Director of Music Ministries at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dr. Michael T. Brown selects music for Sunday services, directs the St. John’s Chancel Choir and the St. John’s Singers (our youth choir), and regularly collaborates with other staff members on special events and services which may involve music. He believes very strongly that every one of God’s people has a voice that is worthy of discovery and development, and that through the correct guidance, with faith and perseverance, everyone is capable of learning how to sing, and should be encouraged to raise their voices in praise of God.
Michael completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance at the University of South Carolina in 2018. He also holds a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Gordon College. Before moving to South Carolina, he taught music at the French International School in Bethesda, MD for seven years, performed in the greater DC area, and was involved with the music ministry at St. James Episcopal Church in Potomac, MD. In 2017 he was the recipient of a USC SPARC grant to support research into the life and work of mid-19th century Parisian singer/composer/director Delphine Ugalde.