John M. Wright
Director of Music Ministries
John Wright has served as Director of Music Ministries at Northminster Presbyterian Church since 2000. He previously served as the conductor of the Butler University Chamber Choir and as Director of Music Ministries in United Methodist Churches in Morristown, Tennessee and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
At Northminster, John oversees the choir program; conducts Bel Canto, the Chamber Ensemble and the Chancel Choir; conducts major works with choir and orchestra throughout the year; serves as Artistic Director of Sound & Spirit, the church’s arts series; and prepares liturgy for all worship services.
A native of southwestern Virginia, John holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in music (vocal performance) from Emory & Henry College; a graduate teachers’ certification from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and the Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Tennessee.
John is the ICDA (Indiana Choral Director’s Association) Repertoire and Standards Chair for Music in Worship. He served as the Director of the 2016 Montreat Conference on Worship and Music, sponsored by PAM (Presbyterian Association of Musicians). In his spare time, John enjoys backpacking and landscaping, and is a charter member of the Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club.
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