Harold I. Pratt Chair of Music

The Harold I. Pratt Chair of Music was established in 1986 by gifts from Mr. Pratt ’55, members of his family, and his friends. Since 2017, Daniel Moriarty has held this chair.

Organist and Director of Choral Music Dan Moriarty came to Groton from St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond, VA, and Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA, where he was music director. Prior to that, he was associate organist and founding director of the Boy and Girl Choristers at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City. In addition to his choral and organ work, Dan also directs the music for Groton School's musical. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with an Artist's Diploma in organ performance and from Villanova University with a B.A. in English. Dan and his wife, Christina, have two daughters, Charlotte and Ellen.