Michael Messina is Director of Music at Trinity and Organist for St. Richard’s Episcopal School, positions he has held for over twenty-three years.
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. Michael has performed solo and duo organ concerts extensively throughout the United States, as well as at the cathedral of Notre–Dame de Paris.
Michael has served as President of the Association of Anglican Musicians, co-Chair and faculty of the Leadership Program for Musicians Serving Small Congregations in the Diocese of Indianapolis, and Dean and Treasurer of the Rochester and Indianapolis chapters of the American Guild of Organists, respectively. For the past several years, Michael has participated in the Indianapolis AGO’s Pipeworks program, an interdisciplinary curriculum presenting the organ and its repertoire to primary and secondary school students.
For twenty-seven years he has served as Organist and Choirmaster in Jewish congregations in Rochester and Indianapolis.
Michael lives with Mark (his husband), Norbu (the Shih Tzu), and Leo (the French bulldog).