Todd Carrico is the Director of Music Ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In this position, he plays the organ for worship and directs three choral groups, two handbell choirs, and the Praise Band. He also develops and directs instrumental ensembles on a seasonal basis primarily in order to present major works with the Faith Choir.
Mr. Carrico holds degrees from Valparaiso University (Organ Performance) and from the University of Illinois (Choral Music). He has studied organ with Philip Gehring, Donald Williams, James Kibbie and Aaron David Miller and choral conducting with Eldon Balko, William Olson, Harold Decker and Chester Alwes. He has studied piano with Bethyne Emery and Kenneth Drake. In addition, Mr. Carrico has participated in workshops and conferences on children’s choirs and youth music led by Anton Armstrong, John Bertalot, Helen Kemp, Michael Kemp, Amy Chivington and Andre Thomas.
In over three decades of service to the church, Mr. Carrico has served churches in Champaign, Illinois and Mason City, Iowa. Before coming to Faith in the summer of 2004, he served St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio for more than 17 years. There he founded the Cantata Domino Choir School, which drew young people from throughout northwest Ohio. He directed the Cantate Domino Choir, the most advanced choir in the school, which toured annually and produced its first CD in 2000. Also in 2000, Mr. Carrico made his European debut playing concerts in Hungary, first in the Votive Cathedral in Szeged and later in the St. Anna Church in Budapest. Mr. Carrico is a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and the Choristers Guild.
Todd is married to Cynthia, and they have two children, Jonathan and Melissa.