Bryan T. Mitnaul, Canon for Cathedral Music/Organist
Bryan is a 1977 graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied Organ Performance with Haskell Thomson and Harpsichord with William Porter and Lisa Goode Crawford. Bryan has also studied the tuba, cello, violin, and flute. Bryan is a member of Association of Anglican Musicians and the Royal School of Church Music where he has served as a Regional Examiner for St. Nicholas Choir Awards. Earlier in his career, Bryan served as Organist and Choirmaster at several large churches including Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, Cleveland, Ohio where he oversaw the design and installation of a 54-rank Wilhelm tracker-action pipe organ and began a recital series. At St. James Episcopal Church in Painesville, Ohio he conducted the Choir of Men and Boys. In Cleveland Heights, Ohio, at Fairmount Presbyterian Church, he was responsible for the installation of a 100-rank Schantz pipe organ comparable to our 107-rank Aeolian-Skinner organ. Most recently, he spent ten years at Eastern Shore Chapel (Episcopal), Virginia Beach, VA where he led the 50-voice Intergenerational Parish Choir on two international tours to Austria and Cambridge, England. During his tenure at Eastern Shore Chapel, he also began a very successful monthly choral Evensong tradition. He is a skilled choral conductor who is best known for the development of choral programs that have provided meaningful participation for children and youth. At St. Mark’s, his ministry focuses on a vital choir program for our children and youth.