Dr. Robert August Named Assistant Director of Music and Organist
I’m very pleased to welcome Dr. Robert August as our next Assistant Director of Music and Organist. Robert comes to us with an extensive background in churches, conducting choirs of all ages, spearheading projects, playing the organ, composing, and more. His multifaceted skillset and experience will be a wonderful asset to us as we continue to grow. I’m deeply grateful to those who served on the search committee for this position. Please join me in welcoming Robert to our Saint Michael community!
Director of Music & Organist
ABOUT DR. ROBERT AUGUST
Educated in the Netherlands and the United States, Robert August has an extensive background in keyboard performance, conducting, and teaching. He has served as Carillonneur at Brigham Young University, and as organist and conductor at several churches. He has performed in Europe and the United States as a solo artist and accompanist, has toured and recorded with the Harvard University Choir, the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, the Texas Boys Choir, the Texas Camerata, and has made guest appearances with the Fort Worth and Irving Symphonies. While pursuing his doctoral degree at the New England Conservatory of Music, he served as Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster at The Memorial Church at Harvard University, and simultaneously served as Music Tutor at Harvard’s Dunster House. He served as Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Worth and most recently as Director of Music at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Austin. In 2010 his doctoral thesis, An Old Look at Schumann’s Organ Works, was published in the United States and Europe, celebrating the composer’s 200th birthday. Robert frequently serves as adjudicator for choral and organ competitions. He often concertizes with his wife, Dolores, performing a variety of music from early to modern, including organ, piano, harpsichord, flute, piccolo, and baroque flute. They have a 16 year old son, Robert John, and a 12 year old daughter, Melody Grace.