Biography

  • Born 1950, Chicago IL
  • Studied piano with Gavin Williamson (student of Wanda Landowska and Arthur Schnabel
  • Organ with Edward Mondello (student of Leo Sowerby and Erwin Fleisher)
  • Bachelor of Music 1978 Chicago Musical College, Roosevelt University
  • Master of Music 1980 Chicago Musical College, Roosevelt University
  • Worked as organist- choir director at Wellington Ave U.C.C.Chicago IL, Edegewater Presbyterian Church Chicago, IL, 17th Church Christ Scientist Chicago IL, and Immanuel U.C.C., Evergreen Park, IL.
  • 1996 - 1999 Organist at Arentuna Church Uppsala, Sweden
  • Presently freelance composer, organist, pianist and music teacher.
  • Active for many years as a concert organist and pianist both in the U.S. and Scandinavia.
  • Michael Thorn is also a prolific composer having written works for piano, organ, voice, choir and chamber music. His works are available from Trumph Musikverlag, Swedish Music, and Michael Thorn Music.
  • He has made numerous recordings, also available from Michael Thorn Music.