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Brennan Szafron

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A native of Saskatchewan, Canada Brennan Szafron is the organist and choirmaster of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, SC, a position he has held since August 2003. Over that time, he has expanded the church’s musical offerings and taken choirs on several trips abroad, namely to Grace Church, New York City, the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, and Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England. In Spartanburg, he is also in demand as an organist and pianist for large and small ensembles, namely the Spartanburg Festival Chorus and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2010, Dr. Szafron has also been the adjunct instructor of organ at Converse College.

Prior to his arrival in Spartanburg, he was the assistant organist and choirmaster of Christ Episcopal Church, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree, with distinction, from the University of Alberta, a Master of Music degree from Yale University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Former teachers include Jacobus Kloppers, Marnie Giesbrecht, Thomas Murray, Martin Jean and Robert Glasgow.

Dr. Szafron has performed in major venues in North America and has been heard on the South Carolina ETV Radio Show “On the Keys”. He is featured in several YouTube videos.

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