Michael A. Bareham was appointed Collaborative Pianist of The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware in 2015 and is a former singing member. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Keyboard Performance, with a focus on the organ, from Towson University. Upon graduation, his career journey has lead him from positions as an institutional representative for Baldwin pianos and organs to teaching music and computer science at several private schools. He is presently Director of Music Ministry at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newark, Delaware.
A former board member of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, he is currently a member of the Delaware Chapter of the AGO, as well as the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, the American Choral Directors Association, and Choristers Guild. He has accompanied the Northern Delaware Oratorio Society, the First State Flute Choir, and Opus One Vocal Arts. His extensive musical theater experience has included positions as musical director and accompanist for organizations, colleges, and high schools throughout the Delmarva region including St. Paul’s Players, Tidewater Players, Phoenix Festival Theater (Harford Community College), Cockpit-in-Court (Community College of Baltimore County–Essex), and Covered Bridge Theater (now known as the Milburn Stone Theater) at Cecil College.
When he was an active member of the Chorale, Mr. Bareham was on the Board of Directors, plus served as bass section leader, frequent soloist, and occasional choralographer. He currently resides in the Village of Red Lion Creek located in Bear, Delaware.