Trey Clegg Bio

Trey Clegg

T
rey Clegg is one of the country’s bright talents in the field of organ performance, and is active as a recitalist, accompanist, baritone soloist, vocal coach, and free-lance artist. His playing is widely recognized for its clarity, excitement, and expressiveness. The American Organist writes, “Demonstrating precision and a superabundance of energy, it was obvious this young man would go very far.”

Hailed for his versatile abilities to play, sing, and conduct in a variety of genres, he is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta (the largest Episcopal Church with a historically African American congregation in the United States).

He has grown the Music Ministry of St. Paul’s to be the largest volunteer choir in the Episcopal Church nationwide with 90 singers. He has taken The St. Paul’s Choir on concert tours across the Southeast, to New York City, and an international concert tour to Barbados. Trey has five additional ensembles within the Music Ministry who perform monthly in worship services. In 2012, Trey and The St. Paul’s Choir formed the nucleus of the 300-voice Diocesan Choir who performed at the Ordination of the Tenth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta under Trey’s baton.

Trey frequently performs solo organ recitals across the United States and Europe. Mr. Clegg made his European debut in December of 2003 with concerts throughout Germany. The Atlanta Journal Constitution writes, “He pulls out all the stops, and the righteous sound born in a box of wood fills every dark corner of the elegantly gloomy 1908 sanctuary. It’s like the soundtrack for the first dawn.” His skill at organ performance has won him two first prizes – the 1991 Midwest United States Division of the Music Teachers National Association Young Organists Competition and the 1993 Region VII Division of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.

As a budding young recitalist, he performed a concert at the 1993 Region VII convention of the American Guild of Organists, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He frequently performs as concert organist across the United States, and has performed in Europe four times since 2003. As a keyboard clinician and accompanist for various conferences, he is in great demand for his ability to perform equally well in a variety of styles. As a new composer, Mr. Clegg has also written organ music published by Morningstar Music and Augsburg Fortress.

He is also member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, and made his solo debut with the ASO in the role of the High Priest in the Johann Sebastian Bach’s epic work, The St. Matthew Passion.

He earned the Bachelor of Music degree (Cum Laude) from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri and the Master of Music degree from Emory University School of Music in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught and performed as the sabbatical replacement for the University Organist at Emory University during the 2000-2001 academic year.

Trey has released three solo compact discs and one compact disc of organ and trumpet music in collaboration with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra trumpet player Larry Black. His organ performances have been heard on National Public Radio and FM 90.1.