A sought-after collaborative pianist of unique versatility, Michael Scott Giuliani is the accompanist for the St. Charles Singers. Additionally, he accompanies the top choirs of the Young Naperville Singers and regularly collaborates with amateur and professional soloists and ensembles around the Chicagoland area. In the past, he has 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.
Primarily a church musician, he serves as Cantor (the historic Lutheran term for Director of Music) at Bethany Lutheran Church & School in Naperville, IL, and has served at various churches in Illinois and South Carolina. He studied piano as an undergraduate student with Dr. Terree Shofner-Emrich at North Park University, and received the degree of Master of Church Music in Organ from Concordia University Chicago where he studied organ with Dr. Steven Wente and piano with Kuang-Hao Huang. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Christian Worship.
Giuliani has a passion for music education, believing that a comprehensive music education is not a luxury, but a necessity for all human beings. To this end, he founded and is the Director of The J.S. Bach Academy of Music at Bethany Lutheran Church & School (aka “The Bach Academy”), a community music school serving the Naperville community through a variety of programs in music education. He is an active instructor of piano and organ in Naperville, IL, where he resides with his wife Agnes, a gifted violinist, and their three beautiful children, Lucien, Eloise, and Adeline.