Director of Sacred Music

Dr. Gregory Hamilton

I was born in Michigan, attended Baldwin-Wallace College, and studied Musicology and Early Music in London, England at the Royal College of Music, completing my M.Mus. and A.R.C.M. there in 1986. I then returned to the U.S., where I commenced organ study with Dr. Marilyn Mason, completing in 2000 my Doctorate in sacred music. As a composer, my music has been published by a variety of music publishers, and has been performed in churches, concert halls, and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Music forms an important part of the comprehensive formation program here at HTS. Many of the students are highly accomplished musicians and many love music as an avocation. But all understand that as the church has said: “The musical tradition of the Universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art.  The main reason for this pre-eminence is that as a combination of sacred music and words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.” Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

. . . Be fully conscious of your great responsibility to communicate beauty, to communicate in and through beauty!” – Benedict XVI