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Christopher McGilton

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Greetings! Thank you for visiting my home page! I arrange and create digital music for the Roman Catholic liturgy.

A little history about my involvement in MIDI technology....In 1987 I was introduced to the Kurzweil K250 (picture with friend and keyboardist extrodinaire Liza Parker at St. Philip Neri Church, Midwest City, OK - April, 1997) which is an amazing musical instrument. The Kurzweil K250 (picture with Ray Kurzweil and Stevie Wonder) was the first 88-key fully-weighted digital sampling keyboard of it's kind ever manufactured. The technology used in this instrument is from the late 1970's/early 1980's and was state of the art when it was in production through 1989. It has sampling, sequencing, keyboard creation and MIDI capabilities. It has been used in numerous motion picture scores and by many famous artists. Even though the K250 only has 8-bit sampled sounds and 12-note polyphony, it still is a highly regarded instrument and the sounds are spectacular. Some of the acoustic sounds took years to develop and were primarily recorded from members of the Boston Symphony.

I compose musical scores, edit instruments, MIDI other instruments, arrange, enhance and sequence musical scores on this instrument. I have produced over 600 songs in the Sequencer Library using Macintosh based "Quick Load System" (QLS) 3.8 software.

If you are a Kurzweil K250 user and need assistance, information, manuals or parts E-Mail Me!

Major musical accomplishments include:
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Connecticut All-State Chorus (1979); U.S. Air Force Worldwide Talent Contest "Wilco" (2nd place) winner in the Vocalist Self-Accompanied and Instrumental Group categories (1989); selected for U.S. Air Force "Tops In Blue" entertainment troupe (1989) (did not tour with group due to acceptance by the U.S. Air Force Band); accepted as a pianist for the U.S. Air Force Air University Band (1989) (God had other plans for me since the Air Force did not reassign me to the band); Director of Music, St. Philip Neri Church, Midwest City, OK (1989-1993); Director of Music, St. Eugene Church, Wendell, NC (1995 to 1999); Director of Music, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Burgettstown, PA (1999 to 2006); "Morning Has Broken Mass" (2006); Music Director, Holy Trinity Church, Bedford Heights, OH (2007 to 2009); Choir Director, Saints Cosmas and Damian Parish, Twinsburg, OH (2009 - 2011); Music Director, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Garfield Heights, OH (2012 - present)


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