A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Frank J. Van Atta currently serves as the Director of Middle and Upper School Music at the Brimmer and May School in Boston, Massachusetts. There he conducts the school’s three choral ensembles and teaches courses in music theory, composition, and global music history. Van Atta also serves as the Director of Music at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, where he conducts the professional Schola Cantorum, Chancel Choir, Cathedral Choir, and several professional instrumental ensembles. He also oversees the Music at St. Michael’s Concert Series as well as the Church’s Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) program.
Van Atta received his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance and his Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance and Choral Music Education from the Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music. He has sung with many of the country’s leading symphonies and choral ensembles including the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Singing City Philadelphia, The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Boston Symphony. Van Atta has adjudicated for several competitions and festivals across the Northeast and Midwest, including those in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.