Director of Music & Choirmaster
Dr. Anthony Baron
Dr. Baron has been serving the Church through musical prayer since joining his local parish’s children’s choir in first grade. It was through singing in church choir that Dr. Baron developed a love for hymns and praising God through song.
After relocating to Vero Beach in 2017 to serve as Director of Choral Music at the Saint Edward’s School, Dr. Baron was honored to be called to serve as Associate Director of Music/Choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Church. Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry asks Christians throughout the world to “[reorient their lives] around the teachings of Jesus, and around his very spirit.” At Trinity Episcopal Church the vital role music has in traditional Anglican liturgy for all seeking to reorient themselves to Christ’s presence and offer praise and honor to God is recognized. For a church musician, this creates many opportunities for not only musical but spiritual fulfillment.
Dr. Baron lives in Vero Beach with his wife Beverly, a singer and voice teacher. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College (B.M.) and the Eastman School of Music (M.M., D.M.A). Dr. Baron has served in music ministry roles in parishes throughout New Jersey, New York, and Michigan. He has been on the teaching faculties of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Cranbrook Schools. In his free time, Dr. Baron enjoys swimming, travel, and enjoying a nice dinner with friends old and new.
Dr. Neal Campbell
Dr. Campbell came to Trinity in November 2015 from Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, CT. Previously, he held church and synagogue positions in Washington, Philadelphia, the New York City tri-state region, and Virginia, where for 21 years he was organist and choirmaster of St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond. He was also on the faculty of the University of Richmond for 10 years.
He grew up in Washington, DC and attended the University of Maryland where he sang in the renowned University Chorus. He studied organ with William Watkins and Paul Callaway, and piano with Roy Hamlin Johnson. He subsequently earned graduate and undergraduate degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where, in various capacities, he studied with several leading organists in New York, including Frederick Swann, John Walker, James Litton, McNeil Robinson, Paul-Martin Maki, Arthur Lawrence, Eugenia Earle, and Alec Wyton. He earned the D.M.A. degree in 1996, for which he wrote his dissertation on the life and works of the New York composer-organist Harold Friedell.
Dr. Campbell is a member of the Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Guild of organists, of which he is the past dean. He is also a member of the New York City Chapter of the AGO which he served in various leadership capacities before moving to Florida. He served three terms on the AGO national council representing Region III. He is also a member of the Organ Historical Society, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the St. Wilfrid Club of the City of New York.