Lawrence R. Przybysz was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1952. After graduating from St. Joseph Seminary High School, he studied Organ and Church Music at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland while attending major seminary where he received his B.A. in Music/Fine Arts and Organ while studying choral conducting with Dr. Lewis McAllister and Rev. Dr. David Shaum. In 1975, Przybysz was selected by Sister Jane Marie Perrot, D.C., Past-President of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, to be the organist for the Canonization of Elizabeth Ann Seton, first American-born Saint, at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy. Lawrence Przybysz engaged in post-graduate study in Organ and Harpsichord with Ray Ferguson, Director of Organ Studies at Wayne State University from 1981 to 1985 and 1989 to 1991, in addition to post-graduate organ study with Dr. Marilyn Mason, Chairman of the Organ Department at the University of Michigan. In addition to receiving his teaching certification in Vocal Music Education at Wayne State University, Przybysz studied choral conducting with the late Dr. Malcomb Johns. He obtained his Masters Degree in Religious Studies form the University of Detroit in 1976 and Master of Divinity Degree from St. John’s Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan in 1976.