Director of Music
Nicholas Capozzoli has established himself as a solo organist and collaborative artist with great distinction and versatility. His artistic accomplishments have been recognized throughout North America, receiving Third Prize in the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, First Prize in the 2015 Taylor Organ Competition, as well as First Prize in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic AGO/Quimby Competition for Young Organists and Carol Teti Memorial Organ Competition.
He has performed in several North American conferences and festivals as well presented recitals in venues such as the Maison Symphonique (Montreal, QC); Washington National Cathedral (Washington, DC); St. Paul’s Bloor Street (Toronto, ON); Orgelpark (Amsterdam, NL); and the Musée des Augustins (Toulouse, France).
Dr. Capozzoli holds a Master of Music in historical performance and Bachelor of Music in organ performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a Doctor of Music from McGill University.
He is represented by the American management agency Seven Eight Artists.
Born in Calgary, Nicholas Choy began his organ studies at the age of 14 with Dr. Neil Cockburn. He also served as Organ Scholar at Christ Church Anglican in Calgary for two years before moving to Montreal to study organ performance at McGill university under Hans-Ola Ericsson. Nicholas obtained his Bachelor of Music in June 2021 with outstanding achievement in organ.
Nicholas’ musical interests extend beyond organ performance: as a conductor he has organized several charity concerts with orchestra in Calgary, programming works such as Mendelssohn’s 5th symphony and Liszt’s second piano concerto. Nicholas went on to complete a minor in orchestral conducting under Alexis Hauser at McGill. An avid composer, Nicholas has written several works for piano and for organ, most recently completing his first sonata for organ (Op. 4) in November of 2020.
Owen Spicer is a Pianist/Organist from London, Ontario. Owen is an Associate of Conservatory Canada in both Piano and Organ performance and received the D.F. Cook Medal for the Highest combined average scored on the Associates written and practical Exams that year. He has served as Organ Scholar at both St. Martin’s in the Field Anglican and First St. Andrew’s United Church in London, Ontario. Owen also served as Organist at Montreal West United Church. Entering his 3rd year of studies in Organ performance, Owen will begin a choral conducting minor and study organ with Jonathan Oldengarm.