Music Director – 2023
Jared Johnson is Canon Organist and Choirmaster of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and Instructor of Organ at the University of South Carolina.
The Cathedral Choirs under his leadership tour regularly and have sung in recent years at Canterbury Cathedral; Gloucester Cathedral; the American Cathedral in Paris; Washington National Cathedral; Duke Chapel; St. Thomas Church, New York; St. Peter’s Basilica; and the Sistine Chapel. As an organ recitalist he has appeared in major venues throughout
North America, Great Britain, Sweden, and Australia. His solo recordings appear on the Pro Organo and JAV and have been broadcast nationally on Pipedreams.
Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he earned a B.A. in English as well as a B.Mus. in Organ Performance under the tutelage of Haskell Thomson. Upon graduating he won a Watson Fellowship for a year’s study of conducting in London, with a special emphasis on training boys’ voices. He earned his M.M., M.M.A. and D.M.A. degrees at Yale University as a pupil of Thomas Murray. In Columbia Mr. Johnson has chaired the Artistic Committee of the South Carolina Philharmonic. Prior to his appointment at Trinity Cathedral, he served on the music staffs of Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut; Berkeley Divinity School at Yale; Trinity Church in Boston; and the Memorial Church at Harvard.