Michael Boney is a graduate of East Carolina University where he earned the Master of Music (M.M.) degree in Sacred Music and Organ Performance and the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in Organ Performance. He studied organ with world-renowned concert artists/lecturers, Dr. Janette Fishell and Mr. Colin Andrews and choral conducting with Dr. Daniel Bara and Dr. Rhonda Fleming.
Michael has been featured in numerous Performing Arts Series in the USA and the United Kingdom. Early in his career he was invited, in conjunction with the Oundle International Organ Festival, to perform a work commissioned by the Royal College of Organists to launch a new album of contemporary English organ music. He has played recitals in such notable venues as Truro, Wells, Portsmouth, and Canterbury Cathedrals (United Kingdom); the Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta, GA), First Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, NC), St. Paulís Episcopal Church (Greenville, NC), and St. Michaelís Cathedral (Boise, ID). Future concerts are planned for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NY) and St. Markís Cathedral (Salt Lake City, UT)
In May of 2009, The Very Revered Richard Demarest, Dean of St. Michaelís Cathedral, bestowed the title of ďCanonĒ to Michael Boney for his accomplishments and commitment to the Music Ministry at St. Michaelís.
Canon Michael currently directs three choirs at the cathedral: the Cherub Choir, Chamber Choir and Cathedral Choir. He also oversees the Music at St. Michaelís concert series which has featured the Texas Boysí Choir, Ensemble Amarcord (Germany), Eton College Choir (UK), Chanson (USA), The National Spiritual Ensemble (USA), and most recently the Nathaniel Dett Chorale (Canada)