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.

Dr. 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.


Katie Gatch

Katie Gatch is Chorister Program Manager and Assistant Choirmaster at Trinity Cathedral.  A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Music, she has sung leading roles in numerous operas in the United States and Germany, and is an experienced educator and church musician.


Brent TeVelde

Brent TeVelde is Associate Organist and Choirmaster at Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina. A native of Stillwater, Oklahoma, he studied at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, Yale University, and Indiana University. His major organ teachers have been Chris Young, Martin Jean, David Heller, Christoph Grohmann, Hans Davidsson, and Rebecca te Velde. He has earned first prizes in the John R. Rodland Memorial Competition, the AGO Regional Young Organists competition, and the William Hall competition in San Antonio. He has performed for both regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists, and his playing has been featured on the public radio program Pipedreams. 


Joe Setzer

Joe Setzer is the Fellow in Church music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.  He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a B.Mus in Organ Performance.  He is also currently pursuing on a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance at USC. Along with playing the Organ, Mr. Setzer also studies voice and he sings regularly in the Trinity Episcopal Choirs. His former teachers include Dr. Jared Johnson, Dr. Kenneth Miller, and Dr. Katie Ann McCarty in organ, and Mr. Jacob Will in voice.