An active and sought-after collaborative pianist of unique versatility, Michael Scott Giuliani is the accompanist for the St. Charles Singers. He holds a Master of Church Music in Organ from Concordia University Chicago where he studied with Steve Wente, Jonathan Kohrs, and Kuang-Hao Huang, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano and Vocal Coaching at North Park University where he studies with Terree Shofner-Emrich and Yasuko Oura. Primarily a church musician, Giuliani serves as Cantor at Bethany Lutheran Church & School in Naperville, IL, where he oversees a multi-faceted music ministry with nearly four-hundred participants. At Bethany, he founded and directs the J.S. Bach Academy of Music, a community music school which currently serves over 150 students through early childhood music, private lessons, a choir school, and a youth orchestra program.
Giuliani’s musical endeavors have taken him across the United States and Europe, having served as pianist and organist for Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass, an internationally renowned sacred brass ensemble, pianist for the North Park University Choir and Gospel Choir under the direction of Dr. Rollo Dilworth, and as a collaborative pianist at Charleston Southern University. As a conductor, he has directed (or prepared choirs for collaborative performances) numerous choral-orchestral works with various ensembles, including the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Spiritual Ensemble, of which he is the past director. Under his direction, the Spiritual Ensemble was featured on the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Spotlight Series in a concert featuring the works of Nathaniel Dett, and collaborated with Edward Higginbottom, conductor of the Choir of New College, Oxford, in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem.
He is an active private instructor of piano and organ in Naperville, IL, where he resides with his wife Agnes, a gifted violinist, and their three children, Lucien, Eloise, and Adeline.