A native of Meridian, Mississippi, BRAD HUGHLEY inherited a love of classical music, and particularly organ music, from his grandmother; her husband played theater organs and was somewhat of a local celebrity during the heyday of the radio era. Brad began piano lessons at age twelve and began organ lessons at age fifteen. His formal training includes an undergraduate degree in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ, 1997) and a Master of Sacred Music degree from Emory University (Atlanta, GA, 2000). Brad also earned a Master of Arts degree in Musicology from Brandeis University (Waltham, MA, 1999). His principal teachers were Joan Lippincott and Timothy Albrecht, with additional study with William Porter, and masterclasses with Harald Vogel, Mary Preston, Donald Sutherland, and Anne Elise Smoot. Hughley is the Organist and Chorus Master of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians. When he’s not practicing organ, or directing choirs, Brad likes to hike in the mountains with his wife, Amy, and take care of the fish in his water garden.