Timothy H. Gregson, DWS
A native of Bridgewater, Virginia, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Dr. Timothy Gregson serves as the Director of Music at St. Paul Catholic Center in Bloomington, Indiana.
Before moving to Indiana, Gregson was Choral Director at Assumption Catholic Schools in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, for the 2016–17 school year. Prior to that he was the Director of Worship and Music at First Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Illinois, from 2004 to 2016. In March of 2016, Tim and his wife, Melissa, both lifelong Calvinists, reconciled themselves to the Catholic Church and joined at the Easter Vigil.
In June of 2013, Gregson completed his Doctor of Worship Studies at the Institute for Worship Studies (IWS) in Jacksonville, Florida. IWS is an interdenominational graduate theological school (emphasizing worship theology) that employs a hybrid course delivery system combining intensive on-campus pedagogy and distance learning methods. The rigorous course studies resulted in Gregson’s conviction that the Catholic Church was the church founded by Jesus Christ.
In 2001, Gregson completed a master’s degree in church music at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s School of Church Music and Worship in Louisville, Kentucky, studying under Dr. Thomas Bolton (voice) and Dr. John Dickson (choral conducting). He majored in vocal performance and was premier tenor soloist for Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Mass in B minor, as well as Haydn’s Creation and Handel’s Messiah, among many other performances. In 2001 he received the award for Outstanding Male Voice Recital, and the Performer’s Certificate, of which only one is given per school year. In 2000, he received 2nd Place in the Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition.
Before going to Louisville, in 1998 Gregson completed a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, where he studied voice under the tutelage of Dr. John Hamm. While at Covenant, Gregson sang in the Chattanooga Choral Arts Society, the only professional choir in Chattanooga. In 1994 and 1997, Gregson placed 3rd and 1st respectively in the Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition.