Michael Gebhart is the Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, Tennessee. Before going to Nashville, Michael served as Organist and Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of All Saints in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 2011 to 2013, Michael held the organ scholarship at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, where he assisted in all aspects of the music program and accompanied the Choir of Men and Boys, Cathedral Girls’ Choir, and Christ Church Singers in several services each week.
Michael holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied organ with Janette Fishell and Christopher Young and Sacred Music with Bruce Neswick. At Indiana University Michael earned a minor in Early Music, with a concentration in harpsichord performance, and was an active singer within the University’s Historical Performance Institute. In his final year, Michael received the Austin B. Caswell Award, given annually for the best musicology paper written by an undergraduate, for his paper on the Masses of the early sixteenth-century English composer, Robert Fayrfax. Michael is the winner of the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition, held annually in Wethersfield, Connecticut and the 2013 Schoenstein Competition in the Art of Accompaniment, held at Indiana University.