Brian Locke, Parish Organist

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Brian Locke came to St. Mary's as parish organist in March, 2018 after serving on the music staff at St. James Cathedral, Chicago. He is a Chicago-based pianist, organist, coach, and répétiteur whose career spans throughout academia, opera, concertizing, and church music. He has performed with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the Chicago Master Singers, and has coached operatic repertoire with companies including Opera in the Ozarks and Opera Birmingham and with Ryan Center Artists at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. 

Brian Locke has served on the music faculty at Loyola University, Chicago and the Interlochen Center for the Arts; as coach/pianist at DePaul, Northwestern, and the University of Michigan; is active with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago; and performs regularly with partners from premier opera companies and ensembles. He has frequented festivals as performer and pedagogue throughout the United States and Canada including Brevard, Heifetz, Interlochen, Southeastern, and Toronto Summer Music and has sat on the jury for the Arthur Frasier International Piano Competition. He is a member of the artist roster with the Piatigorsky Foundation and he holds degrees from the University of South Carolina (BM) and the University of Michigan (MM), from which his primary teachers are Marina Lomazov and Martin Katz. 

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