Trinity Music Staff

 Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson is Canon Organist and Choirmaster of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and Instructor of Organ at the University of South Carolina.

The Cathedral Choirs under his leadership tour regularly and have sung in recent years at Canterbury Cathedral; Gloucester Cathedral; the American Cathedral in Paris; Washington National Cathedral; Duke Chapel; St. Thomas Church, New York; St. Peter’s Basilica; and the Sistine Chapel.  As an organ recitalist he has appeared in major venues throughout

North America, Great Britain, Sweden, and Australia.  His solo recordings appear on the Pro Organo and JAV and have been broadcast nationally on Pipedreams.

Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he earned a B.A. in English as well as a B.Mus. in Organ Performance under the tutelage of Haskell Thomson.  Upon graduating he won a Watson Fellowship for a year’s study of conducting in London, with a special emphasis on training boys’ voices.  He earned his M.M., M.M.A. and D.M.A. degrees at Yale University as a pupil of Thomas Murray.  In Columbia Mr. Johnson has chaired the Artistic Committee of the South Carolina Philharmonic. Prior to his appointment at Trinity Cathedral, he served on the music staffs of Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut; Berkeley Divinity School at Yale; Trinity Church in Boston; and the Memorial Church at Harvard.


Brent TeVelde

Brent TeVelde is the Associate Organist and Choirmasters.  Brent comes to us from Bloomington, Indiana, where he has completed his doctoral coursework in Organ Performance at Indiana University. He has worked at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington, where he assisted the renowned Marilyn Keiser. He also holds a Master’s degree from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University, where he double-majored in organ and German. He has won a number of prizes in organ competitions. He is originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma and is the fifth generation of his family to become an organist.


Doak Wolfe

Doak Wolfe is the Sacristan and Associate for Music at Trinity Cathedral.  A member of the music staff for nearly twenty years, he assists Canon Johnson in musical planning, directing the choirs, and service playing; he also assists the Canon for Liturgy with planning and executing the Cathedral’s worship services.  He received a B.A. from the University of the South and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law; after practicing law for fifteen years, he joined the Cathedral staff in 1998.  A native of Columbia, he has served as a national officer of the RSCM/America, and as a trustee of the University of the South; he has been active with numerous civic and performing arts organizations over the years.

Katie Gatch

Katie Gatch is Trinity's Music Administrator. Katie is a Columia native and has a strong background as a singer. She has been teaching our choristers, and singing with our choirs for the past year. Katie has a professional background in restaurant management, and experience with administrative work.