Michael Sanflippo

Michael Sanflippo began his tenure as the new director of St. Augustine Community Chorus in March 2015. Mike recently settled in Palm Coast, after more than two decades living and working in the Northern New Jersey area. There he directed several choruses including the Apprentice Chorus of the Newark Boys Chorus School, the training chorus for the celebrated Newark Boys Chorus. Additionally in Newark, Mike developed a challenging and thriving music theory and ear-training program that he taught to all the boys in the school. He directed two community choruses, Concord Singers (Summit, NJ, a women’s chorus) and Harmony Singers (Wayne, NJ, a mixed ensemble) as well as a music program at Community United Methodist Church in Roselle Park. Mike holds degrees from Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and Teachers College of Columbia University, and spent a year the Kodály Pedagogical Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary. In addition to his work with SACC, Mike is Director of Music at Grace United Methodist Church here in town.