Michael Regan received his Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Sacred Music, and his Master’s Degree in Organ Performance from East Carolina University. He matriculated to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, for work towards his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance and Literature and Sacred Music under the late Internationally renowned teacher Russell Saunders. He has participated in and won numerous organ competitions, both National and International, and has performed throughout the United States, and at conventions of the American Guild of Organists.
Settling in Norfolk, he has enjoyed a long tenure at Larchmont, where he conducts a semiprofessional choir, and has conducted major works such as Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”, Handel’s “Messiah”, Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solonnelle”, Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass”, Faure’s “Requiem”, and this year in the spring of 2009, Mozart’s immortal “Requiem”.
He also directs two active Children’s Choirs, and a fine adult Handbell Choir.
He and his wife Carol live in Larchmont, and enjoy the company of their pet backyard squirrel, “Stubby”. He also loves to golf.