Each summer, the Music Ministry invites a variety of guest musicians to sing and play in our worship services. We look forward to an amazing summer at Trinity with a rich and diverse musical experience.
Here is what we featured in summer of 2022!
The list of artists is as follows:
June 12th- Eric Mize and Friends
Eric Mize began his piano studies with his mother at the age 5 and continued upon his high school graduation. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Although he did not major in music while attending Louisiana Tech, he continued studying private piano under Dr. Sue Holder, Chairman of Piano Studies and private voice under David Wylie. He was also a member of the concert choir and performed in many musical stage productions. His most notable role was that of Lun Tha in the King and I. Upon his graduation from Louisiana Tech, Eric enjoyed a successful career in corporate finance, spending 23 years working in the financial district of San Francisco, CA. He was also pianist for his local church in Alameda, CA. Since 2016, Eric and his husband Jim have enjoyed early retirement living in McKinney, TX. He has been an active member of Trinity’s choir since 2016 and a member of the church since 2017. He spends his time accompanying the various local choirs and accompanying vocal and instrumental high school musicians during competition season.
June 26th- John Mark Solomon
John Mark Solomon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and provides psychotherapy services for Veterans at the VA in Plano, TX. John Mark is a native of Texas, graduate of Austin College in Sherman, and has a MSW from the University of Oklahoma. John Mark has been involved with youth ministry and music in local churches and conferences for over 30 years. He is a 5th generation Presbyterian PK. John Mark lives in Wylie with his wife Lynette who is a Presbyterian minister and Hospital Chaplain at Baylor Scott and White. They have two adult children Luke (28) and Kay (23).
July 10th- Haley Sicking, Soprano
Soprano Haley Sicking has thrilled audiences with her versatile performances in opera, concert, recital, musical theatre, jazz, and early and contemporary music. Having performed all over the world, Haley recently made her Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist. A native of Dallas, Texas, Haley holds a Master of Music Degree from The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of North Texas, where she was awarded the prestigious Winspear Opera Fellowship and the McKinley award for top incoming student.
July 17th- Rusty King and Enric Madriguera
Rusty King serves as the full-time Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church of Allen, Texas. He also directs the Allen Symphony Chorus and leads a 70’s cover band. Rusty is married to Stephanie King and they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary! Their daughter, Emily is married and recently gave birth to Lane, Rusty and Stephanie’s first grandchild! Rusty enjoys racquetball, bike riding, and woodworking.
Enric Madriguera holds the Russell Cleveland Director of Guitar Studies, an endowed professorship at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the School of Arts and Humanities in Dallas. In 2017, Enric celebrated his tenth year as the director of guitar ensembles for the Chamber Art Festival in Madrid, Spain. He has also served on the artist faculty for the Gandía Guitar Festival in Valencia, Spain since 2017.
As an international performing artist, Enric regularly performs, teaches, and judges in Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He toured both China and Japan in 2016 and 2018. His solo recording Old World/New World received critical acclaim from Germany’s magazine Gitarre und Laute, stating that his playing is “eloquent,” while the Classical Guitar magazine of London liked his “passionate playing” of Spanish and Latin American music.
Enric has performed and recorded with Voices of Change on Voces Americanas, “Pueblo Mulatto” by Tania Leon, and “Frida” Concert Suite by Robert X. Rodriguez.
July 24th- String Quartet from McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra
The McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Artistic Director Jason Lim as the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra in May 2012 in Denton, Texas. The orchestra consists of professional classical musicians from the Dallas/Fort Worth area dedicated to building a strong community through music and the arts. In its short history, the orchestra has garnered a growing national reputation as an emerging ensemble, winning second and third prizes in the American Prize Competition for professional orchestras in 2014 and 2015, respectively. In 2016, the orchestra was awarded the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for excellence in performing American Music. In recent years, the orchestra has expanded its outreach by providing free chamber music series concerts, many of which are hosted here at Trinity Presbyterian Church. In 2019, the organization changed its name to the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) to better reflect its growing ties with and support received from the City of McKinney.