Orin Johnson is Director of Music Ministries at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in St. Peters, MO, a post he has held since July, 2012. He directs a children's and youth choir and coordinates the ministries of many other choirs, cantors, and ensembles. From 1998-2012, he was Coordinator of Music and Liturgy at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. He is also an accompanist and director at Congregation Shaare Emeth in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
Originally from Tyler, Minnesota, Orin received his B.A. in Music and Folklore & Mythology from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his M.A. in Music Performance (Choral Conducting emphasis) from Radford University in Radford, Virginia. During his studies, he sang with the Harvard Glee Club, was musical director of the Dunster House Opera Society (The Marriage of Figaro), directed undergraduate ensembles at Radford University, and studied conducting and voice with Jameson Marvin, David Otis Castonguay, and David Ripley.
In addition to his activities with the Chamber Chorus, Orin also has sung with the Saint Louis Symphony Chorus and has musically directed several theatrical productions. He is active at other churches in the area as a musician, has several choral and congregational sacred pieces in publication, and also sings and plays at various youth religious events in the area and around the country. He resides in St. Louis with his wife Erin.
For more about Orin, see his home page.