CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & DIRECTOR OF ARTS
Michael Bodnyk is a classically trained singer and conductor with a Bachelor of Science degree from Mannes College of Music, a Master of Arts degree from Hunter College/CUNY, and a Master of Church Music degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in music education at Boston University. He is active as a soloist in recital and oratorio throughout the tri-state area and is a member of the music staff of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan where he serves as a cantor and a soloist/section leader for the Cathedral Choir. Mr. Bodnyk performs over 350 masses and special concerts at the Cathedral throughout the year and can be heard on weekday mornings as the cantor for Holy Mass on Sirius XM’s The Catholic Channel and on local NY television.
Mr. Bodnyk has taught elementary school music in New York City for the past ten years. He is currently on the faculty at The Academy of Saint Joseph in Greenwich Village.
CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Dr. Ciarán Grant is a board certified Chiropractic physician with a sports rehabilitation and family practice in Manhattan. While studying at New York Chiropractic College, he developed ChiroTeach, a science education outreach program for students, grades K-12, in Upstate New York.
Originally from Ireland, Dr. Grant has been in practice for more than 14 years. When not treating patients, he is volunteering with numerous not-for-profit organizations throughout the city and beyond. He currently serves as the New York Executive Co-Chair of the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, a 120-piece youth orchestra established in 1995 as part of an Irish-youth, peace initiative.
Dr. Grant is an avid runner and tennis player, and resides in Westchester, NY with his wife and daughter.