Doctor of Musical Arts
Michael David Ging is an organist, church musician, teacher, and entrepreneur. His 2018-2019 season includes solo recitals in Atlanta, Austin, Sante Fe, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Houston area. His credits include festival appearances, including the 11th International Organ and Early Music Festival (Oaxaca) and three solo recitals at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (2009, 2015, 2017). The American Organist hailed his recital opening the 2015 L’Organo Recital Series as “flawless,” noted that his program “showed off instrument and player to perfection,” recognized his “fine style,” and described his interpretation of Töpfer’s Sonata in D Minor as “a rare gem.”
Dr. Ging completed the Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Houston in 2018. There he studied organ with Robert Bates, conducting with Betsy Cook Weber, and completed his doctoral research, “Orchestrations and Transformations: Guilmant, Widor, and the Emergence of Music for Organ and Orchestra in France,” under the guidance of Matthew Dirst, with whom he also studied harpsichord. He holds a master’s degree from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Ken Cowan and Jack Mitchener, respectively.
Dr. Ging currently serves as Director of Music at New Hope Lutheran Church, as Associate Director of Music/Organist at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, and as Managing Partner at Seven Eight Records, LLC. He resides in Houston with his wife, soprano Sarah Łysiak.
Michael David Ging is represented by Seven Eight Artists.