Special Announcement: Dr. Brian Campbell
January 28, 2021: It is with gratitude and appreciation that we celebrate the leadership of Dr. Brian Campbell as he steps down from the Director of Music position to pursue a full-time career in private piloting and aviation instruction.
Since 2013, Dr. Campbell has contributed time and talent to Saint John’s music program. Originally hired as Associate Director of the Memphis Boy Choir & Girl Choir, he assisted and supported the Choir throughout many transitions over the past 8 years, as well as accompanying the Chancel Choir as Organist. In 2016, Dr. Campbell assumed the Director of Music position with professionalism and dedication offering unparalleled repertoire for Saint John’s worship, weddings, funerals, and music concerts.
Dr. Campbell’s expertise reached beyond the chancel on Sundays when he offered music education to children in our surrounding neighborhoods, quite notably one of his most significant yet unknown contributions to our faith community. Prior to the Pandemic, Dr. Campbell organized an afterschool music outreach program with the children at The Emmanuel Center, engaging them in fine arts performances such as Lessons and Carols and The Shrove Tuesday Jazz Concert in the Nave of Saint John’s. He was also instrumental in hosting Choir Fest, a music performance workshop for the children in Shelby County Schools. Because of his initiative to serve and lead with patience and vision, the children of Saint John’s and our surrounding community have been exposed to a music education of the finest quality.
Though we will miss Dr. Campbell in our office and chancel full-time, you will still find him playing the organ within our Diocese. Dr. Campbell will begin a secondary role as Associate Organist at Calvary Episcopal Church in the Spring. Until then, we will enjoy having him among us for worship services through Easter.
Join us in acknowledging the years of beautiful music Dr. Brian Campbell has created and contributed to our worship experience and fellowship community. Enjoy flying high in the sky, Dr. Campbell. We will miss you!