As an active recitalist, Dr. Diorio has performed extensively throughout the United States as well as in England, Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic, and Austria where he was presented with a citation by the Mayor of Innsbruck for an outstanding public performance at the Jesuiten Kirche. Recent playing engagements include the Strasbourg Cathedral in France, Salisbury Cathedral, Wells Cathedral and Chichester Cathedral; other concerts with the American Boy Choir, and the National Convention of the Organ Historical Society.
A New Jersey native, Michael Diorio received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, while studying under Professor Eugene Roan. Upon completing his undergraduate study he entered the Institute of Sacred Music and the School of Music at Yale University, where he earned his Master of Music degree in organ with Dr. Martin Jean. While at Boston University Michael was a pupil of organist James David Christie, where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance, summa cum laude. His edition of the Messa Hyemalis in A of Franz Xaver Richter (1709-1789) is published by the German firm Carus-Verlag of Stuttgart. The edition received its American premier at St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue by John Scott and the St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, and its European premier at the Strasbourg Cathedral in France, where Richter served as Kapellmeister from 1768-1789.
Presently, Michael is in his sixth year as Organist & Director of Music at Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr where he oversees a comprehensive choral and music program, and recently completed his second international tour with the choirs. Michael has served as a full-time faculty member at The Shipley School (Bryn Mawr), where he was Director of Choral Activities and Music Teacher for the Upper School. Previous positions include Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, the Episcopal Cathedral of New Jersey, in Trenton, and The Lawrenceville School, where he taught classes, private instrumental lessons and served as the school organist.