Roger T. Petrich
Since 2000, the Director of Music Ministries for the Catholic Community of St Thomas More, Chapel Hill, N.C., Roger Petrich previously served parishes in Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Of German-Norwegian ancestry, born and raised in North Dakota, he has a Bachelor of Music, magna cum laud, from St Olaf College, with graduate studies at The University of Iowa. He was among the first Fellows of the College of Church Musicians, Washington [Episcopal] Cathedral, Washington D.C., and also studied at the Berlin School of Church Music, Spandau, Germany. Studies in Pastoral Ministry were done at Kansas-Newman College, Wichita, Kansas.
Mr Petrich studied composition with the Pulitzer prize winning American composer, Leo Sowerby, and also with the German composer Ernst Pepping.