Michael Bedford, DMA, AAGO, ChM, has served as Organist/Choirmaster and Composer-in-Residence at St. John's Episcopal Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1990. A native of Sherman, Texas, he has held similar positions in Texas and Colorado. He has published choral music for children, youth and adults, as well as organ collections, handbell music, and two extended works for choir, soloists, and chamber orchestra. He also serves as a workshop leader and clinician for children's and youth choir festivals, hymn festivals, directors' workshops, and music reading sessions throughout the United States. He is an active member of the American Guild of Organists (currently serving as Regional Councilor for Region VII), the Association of Anglican Musicians, the American Choral Directors Association, and the Choristers Guild. His biography has appeared in both Outstanding Young Men of America (1984) and the International Who's Who in Music (1989).