Michael Diorio

As an organist and choral conductor Michael Diorio has performed extensively throughout the United States as well as in England, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, the 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. 

A New Jersey native, Michael received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, studying under Professor Eugene Roan. Michael earned his Master of Music degree and Diploma in organ from the School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, with Dr. Martin Jean. 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.  Michael has studied choral conducting with Andrew McGill and Maggie Brooks, as well as James Jordan and James Whitbourn as a student of the Choral Institute at Oxford University in 2017.  

His interest in musicological studies led to his creation of a first edition of the Messa Hyemalis in A of Franz Xaver Richter (1709-1789), which 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.  His work for unaccompanied choir Christmas 1945 was published by Paraclete Press in 2016. 

Presently, Michael is in his ninth season as Organist & Director of Music at Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, where he oversees a comprehensive choral and music program.  Michael has served as a full-time faculty member at The Shipley School (Bryn Mawr), Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, the Episcopal Cathedral of New Jersey, and The Lawrenceville School. 

Last Published: September 25, 2017 3:49 PM