Ezechiel Daos named as 2024–2025 Gerre Hancock Intern at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA

Association of Anglican Musicians
Posted Mar 27, 2024

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) are pleased to announce the appointment of Ezechiel Daos as the recipient of the 2024–2025 AAM Gerre Hancock Internship. The Gerre Hancock Internship program was established to create full-time mentoring opportunities for extraordinary young church musicians who demonstrate a strong interest in the music and worship of The Episcopal Church. This annual internship is jointly funded by AAM and the host institution and offers the intern ten months of practical experience through intense and intentionally formative work as part of an outstanding music program. During his time at St. Luke’s, Ezechiel will be mentored by Mr. Matthew Michael Brown HonRSCM.

Ezechiel Daos graduated in 2022 from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri with bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance and music education. Ezechiel studied voice with Dr. Susan Quigley–Duggan, piano with Dr. Melissa Simons, and organ with Jonie Loehnig. Currently a graduate student at the University of North Texas, he is pursuing a master’s degree in organ performance, with a related field in harpsichord. At UNT, he studies organ with Dr. Jesse Eschbach and harpsichord/continuo with Dr. Brad Bennight. This past November, in collaboration with First Presbyterian Church–Denton and their GriefShare, Ezechiel gave the North Texas premiere of Eric Whitacre and Tony Silvestri’s The Sacred Veil. During the summer, Ezechiel serves as the Associate Cantor, Paul Bouman Endowed Chapel Choir Chair, and instructor of organ at Lutheran Summer Music at Valparaiso University. It is at Lutheran Summer Music where he combines his passions for teaching and liturgy. Ezechiel currently serves as organist at First Presbyterian Church in Denton, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys baking bread, jogging, and going to bookstores.

Ezechiel writes:

I am honored to serve as the Gerre Hancock Intern at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA. I am thankful to both the Association of Anglican Musicians and St. Luke’s for this incredible opportunity. It is a bit daunting, but inspiring and humbling, to serve an internship named after such an important person within The Episcopal Church. This internship comes at a wonderful time in my life. Last October, I was officially received into the Episcopal Church. I am incredibly thankful to many, but particularly to St. Barnabas in Denton: To Mtr. Lillian Kamau for her pastoral guidance, and to the congregation at St. B’s, where my journey into The Episcopal Church began. I also hope that being the first person of color to hold this internship will inspire many of our marginalized siblings in The Episcopal Church to be able to discern a vocation to serve. I look forward to serving St. Luke’s in the coming months.