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Brian Locke is an American pianist, organist, coach, and répétiteur whose career spans throughout academia, opera, concertizing, and church music. Brian has performed with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and has coached operatic repertoire with companies including Opera Birmingham, Opera in the Ozarks, and recently joined Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Music Director of the Artists-in-Residence. Brian serves as Associate Director of Music and Parish Organist at St. Mary's Episcopal, Park Ridge, IL. Brian directs the Handel Week Festival Chorus (Oak Park, IL) and has been reductionist with Bach Week Festival Chorus (Evanston, IL) since 2014.
Brian Locke has served on the music faculty at Loyola University, Chicago, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts; as coach/pianist at DePaul and Northwestern Universities; Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor, Tenor Marco Panuccio, and many others are among his regular partners. He has frequented festivals as performer and pedagogue throughout the United States and Canada including Brevard, Heifetz, Southeastern, and Toronto Summer Music and has sat on the jury for the Arthur Frasier International Piano Competition. He is a member of the artist roster with the Piatigorsky Foundation and is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians.