Clegg is one of the country’s young talents in the field
of organ performance, and is active as a recitalist, accompanist,
vocal coach, and free-lance artist. His playing is widely recognized
for it’s clarity, excitement, and expressiveness. The
American Organist writes, “Demonstrating precision and
a superabundance of energy, it was obvious this young man would
go very far.”
for his versatile abilities to play, sing, and conduct in a
variety of genres, he is the Organist/Choirmaster at the historic
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta (the second largest
Episcopal Church with a historically African American congregation
in the United States). African American composer Sharon J.
Willis has written three organ pieces on commission for Mr.
Clegg: We Shall Overcome (a four-movement programmatic
suite based on the Civil Rights Movement); Exodus (a
three-movement work based on the life of Harriet Tubman); and Memorial
to the Victims of 9/11 (a three-movement work memorializing
the victims of the 9/11 tragedy).
frequently performs solo organ recitals across the United States
and Europe. Mr. Clegg made his European debut in December of
2003 with concerts throughout Germany. The Atlanta Journal
Constitution writes, “He pulls out all the stops,
and the righteous sound born in a box of wood fills every dark
corner of the elegantly gloomy 1908 sanctuary. It’s like
the soundtrack for the first dawn.” His skill at organ
performance has won him two first prizes – the 1991 Midwest
United States Division of the Music Teachers National Association
Young Organists Competition and the 1993 Region VII Division
of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance,
sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.
a budding young recitalist, he performed a concert at the 1993
Region VII convention of the American Guild of Organists, held
in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a keyboard clinician and accompanist
for various conferences, he is in great demand for his ability
to perform equally well in a variety of styles. As a new composer,
Mr. Clegg has written organ music published by Morningstar
Music and Augsburg Fortress.
graduated with the Bachelor of Music degree (Cum Laude)
from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, studied toward
the Master of Sacred Music degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary in Texas, and earned the Master of Music degree from
Emory University School of Music in Atlanta, Georgia. His teachers
have included Susan Baker, Dr. Albert Travis, and Dr. Timothy
Albrecht. He taught and performed as the sabbatical replacement
for the University Organist at Emory University during the
2000-2001 academic year.
has released three solo compact discs and one compact disc
of organ and trumpet music in collaboration with Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra trumpet player Larry Black. His organ performances
have been heard on National Public Radio and FM 90.1. His organ
concert schedule in 2005 carried him to the Southeast, Northeast,
and Midwest regions of the United States as well as European
countries including England, Switzerland, Russia, and Romania.
His conducting schedule with his St. Paul’s Choir in
2005-06 carried him to the Southeast and Northeast regions
of the United States, as well as the Bahamas.
music by Trey Clegg