Michael Rees

From a young age, I was enamored with the sound and power of the pipe organ. Even when I began playing the piano at the age of six, my eventual goal was to move to the organ.

While at Harvey Mudd College, I began studying the organ with Dr. William Peterson of Pomona College. After moving to Houston, I began studying privately with Daryl Robinson. In Chicago, I am continuing my study with Stephen Buzard.

In June 2019, I became Organist at Barrington United Methodist Church. I continue to work on repertoire, service playing, accompaniment, and improvisation. I previously held the post of Organist/Pianist at First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land, Texas.

I have made several recordings on my personal Hauptwerk organ and compiled them into a Soundcloud playlist.