Monday Musical's February Program takes place on Monday, February 6th, 1:00 PM, at the First Congregational Church, 2001 Niles Ave. in St. Joseph. This afternoon program features Maurice Scott accompanied by David Brock, and an organ performance by Paul Flyger.
Paul Flyger, received both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Organ Performance from Andrews University, studying with Dr. C. Warren Becker and later with Dr. Kenneth Logan. Post-graduate studies are with Dr. Karl Schrock of Western Michigan University. He was organist at the Pilgrim Congregational UCC Church and has now been organist at the First Congregational UCC Church in St. Joseph for the past 2 years. He is now the Director of Music Ministry at First Congregational Church and directs the Alleluia and Jubilate Ringers and the Kids Connection Choir each week. Mr. Flyger teaches piano and piano classes at Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor and currently maintains a private piano studio in addition to his church work.
Maurice Scott developed a love for singing at an early age. He joined the school choir in fourth grade and remained until he graduated high school. Maurice attended North Carolina A. & T. State University under a music scholarship where he obtained a B.S. Degree in Music Education with a concentration in voice. He was a featured soloist in the A. & T. Choir and received the Margaret R. Tynes Award for vocal excellence upon graduation. Maurice moved to Michigan in 1972 and served as the elementary music teacher for Bangor Public Schools for many years and briefly directed the high school choir.
After retiring from Bangor Schools in 2010, Maurice was the director of the Benton Harbor College Access network for two years. He currently works as an office assistant at W. M. U. Southwest where he continues to help students obtain their college education.
Maurice sings with the Wilsonian Male Chorus at Second Baptist Church in Benton Harbor where he attends. He also sings at weddings, special events in the area and for other programs upon invitation. His family, wife Priscilla, son Morrice and daughter Keisha, also have musical talents that they display in their worship services. Maurice’s baritone voice has brought joy and peace to many who have heard him sing.