Director of Worship
Michael Engelhardt is a contemporary choral artist whose music promotes personal wellness and social harmony. His compositions have been performed at Carnegie Hall, on national television and radio programs, ACDA National and Regional Conferences, Jazz Educators Network Conferences, and multiple All-State Choir Festivals. Michael has also served as Worship Arts Director for churches ranging from 200 to 20,000 people in size.
His quest to find new ways to bring choir to the masses led to the launch of a social singing movement called Beer Choir in 2014. The project is focused on bringing people of all skill levels together to sing in public spaces for fun, social connectivity, artistic outlet, and to support craft beer brewers. The organization has chapters in major cities across the USA.
A native of Woodstock, Illinois, Michael holds degrees from Millikin University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is currently based in St. Louis, where he has sung with the St. Louis Chamber Singers and the InUnison Gospel Chorus. He lives dangerously close to Ted Drewe’s with his wife, Meg, and two children, Leo and Lucie.