Brett Maguire is the Director of Music at Wesley United Methodist Church, Assistant Director of the Worcester Chorus, and Director of the Worcester Children’s Chorus Baritone Ensemble. He spent many formative years in the Worcester area, as the Organ Scholar at the College of the Holy Cross and as a frequent visitor to the Historical Piano Study Center in nearby Ashburnham.
Brett lived in France for a year on a Watson Fellowship and received his MM in Historical Performance Practice from Oberlin Conservatory. He won First Prize and Prize of the Audience in the 2005 André Marchal International Organ Competition in Biarritz, France.
Brett is a frequent soloist and collaborator. He has performed ambitious cycles such as the complete organ symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor and the complete violin and piano sonatas of Beethoven with violinist Aaron Packard. He regularly accompanies the Master Singers of Worcester, the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, the choirs of All Saints Episcopal Church, the Assumption Chorale, and the Worcester Children’s Chorus.
Outside of his musical pursuits, Brett is an avid rock climber, Ashtanga yogi, cyclist, mushroom hunter, knitter, and book reader.