July 28, 2015
The RSCMA Carolina Course is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Velting as Music Director for the 2016 summer training course!
Michael Velting is Canon for Music at Christ Church Cathedral, where he has been Organist and Choirmaster since 1994. Canon Velting serves as Principal Organist, Director of Cathedral Choirs and Administrator of the Music Program at the Cathedral. Prior to assuming this position he was Assistant Organist and Choirmaster of Washington National Cathedral and Adjunct Professor of Organ at The American University in Washington, D.C. He holds both the Masters and Doctorate in Organ Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, in the class of David Craighead. From 1982-1986 he lived in Paris, France, where he studied organ with Daniel Roth and won the Prix de Virtuosité in the class of Marie-Claire Alain at the Conservatoire National de Région in Rueil-Malmaison. He also served as Organist of the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity from 1984-1986. Dr. Velting has performed in Germany, England, Canada, Switzerland and France, as well as throughout the United States. He was instrumental in the design of the Lively-Fulcher organ for Christ Church Cathedral, where he directs the Cathedral Choir, the Parish Choir and the Senior Choristers and administers the Cathedral Music Program. He is a member of both the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians. He has served on the Executive Board of the Young Organist’s Cooperative and is a former Dean of the Nashville Chapter of the AGO.