Will Buthod, Minister of Music, has been in music ministry professionally for 22 years. Pianist, organist, composer, and conductor, Buthod employs a wide range of styles to fit any given situation and stay rooted in the worship experience. He has served congregations in New York, Paris, Phoenix, and Atlanta, as well as throughout Oklahoma and New Jersey. His past ministries included everything from Roman Catholic Cathedrals to storefront Pentecostal churches, from giant communities to much smaller parishes. However, the Episcopal Church holds a special place in Buthod’s heart, after having served in Episcopal churches for years in New York and Paris.
As a performer, Buthod has won numerous competitions and awards, including the Albert Schweizer National Organ Competition, the Tulsa Young Artist Competition, and the Charlotte Bagnall Scholarship for Church Musicians. He has performed with or recorded for such artists as Jimmy Heath, Denyce Graves, Martina Arroyo, Ben Vereen, Jay-Z, Fat Joe, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Mashonda, Maiysha, and Autumn Rowe. He recorded a live album with Grammy-nominated performer Maiysha at the Blue Note.
With a gospel music background, Buthod earned a spot as pianist for the Harlem Gospel Choir, and has played for such well-known preachers as the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Timothy Wright, Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., the Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood, and Bishop Albert Jamison, Jr.
As a composer, he has composed over 300 works, from classical trios to R&B tunes, which are performed regularly throughout the country and abroad. In addition, Buthod’s knowledge and understanding of a variety of sacred music and its history, has made him in demand as a clinician and speaker.
Outside of Holy Trinity, Buthod serves as the Worship Leader for The Table Atlanta and on the Executive Board of Capitol City Opera. He also loves spending time with his wife, Verena, and their two dogs.