Michael T. C. Hey is appointed music director for Marble Collegiate Church, New York, New York. He has recently served for eight years as associate director of music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and for three years as associate director of music for Park Avenue Synagogue, both in New York City. Prior to that, he served Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church for five years as assistant organist. With the JAV recording label, he released the disc Michael T. C. Hey Plays the Great Organ of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in 2017.
Earning his accelerated Bachelor of Music/Master of Music degrees in organ performance from The Juilliard School, Hey is a solo and collaborative organ recitalist with appearances in music venues across the United States, including dedications of organs and at conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He was organist for Pope Francis’s visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Madison Square Garden in 2015.
Hey has studied choral conducting, improvisation, and collaborative piano with Kent Tritle, David Enlow, and Jonathan Feldman, respectively. He has composed and arranged music for choirs as well. As a collaborative musician, he has performed with Renée Fleming, Matthew Polenzani, and Isabel Leonard. He has performed organ concertos with the San Francisco Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, and New York City Ballet Orchestra.
Michael Hey is represented in the United States by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC, through which he performs as soloist and with Christiana Liberis, violinist, as the Hey-Liberis Duo.
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