Appointment as Acting Director of Music
September 17, 2023

I'm pleased to announce my appointment as Acting Director of Music at Christ Church Cranbrook (Episcopal) in Bloomfield Hills, MI effective October 4.

I’m excited to serve this extraordinary church, especially with its rich history of music and strong connection to the arts - particularly the Cranbrook Educational Community with its magnificent campus, art galleries, playhouse, studios, gardens, science institute, and boarding schools.  Christ Church’s music program currently includes a handful of other music staff, an adult choir supported by 14 staff singers, and two children’s choirs which employ the Royal School of Church Music method.  Instruments include the E.M. Skinner/Mander IV/84 organ in the church, a new 2-manual mechanical action Casavant organ in the crypt chapel, a continuo organ, several Steinway grand pianos, and a 50-bell carillon in the tower by John Taylor in England installed in 1927.  

I’ll continue my schedule of performances, which include several guest conducting and masterclass engagements this year.

Music brings people together.  I look forward to making music with many new friends and colleagues soon!

Guest Conducting Dallas Symphony Chorus
July 1, 2022

I'm delighted to have been asked to serve as guest director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus for their concerts on September 15-17 this coming fall.

Additionally, I've been re-elected as Vice President and Councillor for Competitions and New Music of the American Guild of Organists.  I'll have the honor of being installed for my second time at this month's National AGO Convention in Seattle, WA.

Conducting 9 premieres
August 1, 2021

Following delays due to Covid-19, I'm excited to conduct the premiere of 8 of the 10 commissions I led Saint Michael and All Angels, Dallas making in celebration of the church's 75th anniversary in the 2021-2022 year.  I'm deeply passionate about new music, and it is always a thrill to work with composers and premiere a new piece.  Of particular note is the patronal feast, observed on Sunday, September 26: at the 11:00 Festival Choral Eucharist, music for the service will consist entirely and exclusively of premieres.  The pieces I'll premiere and dates are below.  The September and December premieres are part of live webcast services.

Sunday, September 26 at 11:00 AM (Festival Holy Eucharist with brass and timpani)
   Mass in honor of Saint Michael - Philip Moore
   Darwall's 148th and Lasst uns erfreuen - Arr. Todd Wilson
   Rustington and Fanfare for Saint Michael - Robert Lehman
   Joie - George Baker

Sunday, December 19 at 5:30 PM (Christmas Lessons & Carols)
  There is No Rose - Samuel Sweet

Sunday, May 15 at 4:00 PM (Combined Choirs Gala Concert)
  Jubilate Deo - Cecilia McDowall

Elected Vice President of the American Guild of Organists
May 1, 2020

I'm deeply honored to announce that I've been elected Vice President of the American Guild of Organists (AGO).  With some 14,000 members, the AGO is the largest organization for organists in the United States.  My two-year term begins this summer, and is eligible for two additional two-year terms thereafter.  The role of Vice President includes serving as Councillor for Competitions and New Music.

Austria Recitals
May 1, 2019

I'm delighted to announce my début recitals in Austria this summer, including my Viennese début at the Jesuitkirche.  See the Engagements page for a listing of performances this coming summer.

Dallas Appointment
14 June, 2017

I'm thrilled to announce my appointment as Director of Music & Organist at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas TX.  One of the largest Episcopal churches in the United States, I'll oversee and develop the church music program at St. Michael's, establish a new chorister program based on the Royal School of Church Music, head the Saint Michael Presents concert series, and play the IV/94 Schudi, Op. 30 organ in the church and II/16 Letourneau Op. 84 organ in the Chapel.  While I will miss my many friends and colleagues in New York and am grateful for 4 wonderful years at Christ Church Greenwich, I'm excited about this extraordinary opportunity.  I begin in Dallas in early September.

Interview on Bach
20 March, 2017

I was delighted to be joined by Todd Wilson in a live interview about Bach, Clavier-Übung III, and my recital at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland on Cleveland's classical radio station, WCLV.  Another interview was published here in

Interview on At The Organ
27 November, 2016

The online program At the Organ released an interview with me today.  We discussed my background, how I first became interested in the organ, and my recording projects, including how "Influences" came to fruition.  Listen to it here!

GRAMMY Nomination Consideration

30 October, 2016

I'm honored and excited that my recently released recording, Influences, is receiving nomination consideration for a 2017 GRAMMY® award for best classical instrumental solo album!

Clavier-Übung III Tour
16 May, 2016

I'm thrilled to announce a recital tour from fall of 2016 to fall of 2017 of eight performances in of the Clavier-Übung III (pedaliter) by J.S. Bach on eight historically-based organs in the United States.  Venues include instruments by Brombaugh, Fisk, Richards Fowkes, and Fritts in Houston, Phoenix, Dallas, Bay Area California, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), and Wilmington (DE).  See the Engagements page for a full listing of performances.

Recording Release

10 December, 2015

Announcing the release of my new recording!  Entitled Influences, it features major works by Healey Willan and Marcel Dupré alongside a commissioned piece by renowned English composer Philip Moore, and a recording premiere by contemporary Dutch composer Ad Wammes.  It's available for purchase on this website here and on iTunes.  Learn more about it from this video.

A recording release party and CD signing reception has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 22 in Greenwich, CT at 7:30 PM.  It will feature special guest Philip Moore who will speak about his commissioned piece, Pastorale, before I give the world premiere performance.  Read more about it in my Engagements page.  I hope to see you there!

Recording Project

25 June, 2015

I'm excited to announce a new solo recording project!   Over 5 years in the making, it will center around music with a fusion of multiple styles, plus a newly and specially commissioned piece. 

After searching for the right instrument to bring such music to life, I’m delighted to travel to Dudelange, Luxembourg in between my North American and European summer engagements for recording sessions on the extraordinary organ at St. Martin’s.  Repertoire will include the Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23 by Marcel Dupré, the Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue, Op. 149 by Healey Willan, the premiere recording of Ride in a High Speed Train by contemporary Dutch composer Ad Wammes, and a commissioned work by renowned English composer Philip Moore.

A 30-day Kickstarter has been launched to help publicize and support this project.  During these 30 days, I am also giving an opportunity to join me in my team for this project in greater ways!  More about it here.

Summer Convention & Festival Performances

15 June, 2014

This summer ranks as my busiest to date with performances at conventions and festivals in both the United States, Germany, and Switzerland.  First is two identical, full-length solo concerts at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) in Boston on June 25 and 26, followed quickly by the annual summer Colloquium of the Church Music Association of America in Indianapolis from June 30 to July 7, at which I continue to serve as principal organist, including service playing and overseeing the organist pedagogy track, and, this year, as conductor of the women's advanced Gregorian chant schola.

A few weeks later will see my next set of concerts in Germany, including a solo concert as part of the International Summer Organ Festival in Konstanz at the Münster (Cathedral) and a solo concert on the summer Orgelvespern series at the Dom (Cathedral) in Limburg.  The last of my summer performances falls on August 15 at the National Convention of the Organ Historical Society (OHS) in Syracuse - the third solo concert I've performed at a national OHS convention.

Only a few weeks later, I will return to Europe for my Swiss début concert on the Late Summer Concert series at the celebrated Fraumünster in Zürich.

Greenwich appointment

6 October, 2013

I'm very pleased to announce my appointment to the staff of the Music Department of Christ Church (Episcopal) in Greenwich, CT starting later this month.  There, I will direct the church's semi-professional adult choir, the Christ Church Singers, work with and assist in directing the Choir of Men & Boys and the St. Cecilia Girls Choir, play the church's IV/92 Austin organ for services, and maintain close involvement in the church's concert series.  I am excited to be part of this historic parish and its developed music program.

Karen McFarlane Artists management update

5 April, 2013

This month marks the publishing of my move to the regular roster of Karen McFarlane Artists.  Having begun representation by this prestigious concert management in October, 2009 as a competition winner, I am honored and delighted to continue performing under their auspices.

Radio programs

3 March, 2013

Excerpts from my recently released recording, "A Cathedral's Voice," were featured on two nationally syndicated radio program this week: PipeDreams and With Heart and Voice.  The Playlist for PipeDreams, which includes a link to hear the program, may be found here, and for With Heart and Voice, here.

Recording Release

26 October, 2012

I am thrilled to announce the release of my début recording.  Entitled "A Cathedral's Voice," it showcases the splendid new Parkey organ at the beautiful Cathedral of St. John Berchmans on the Raven label with a varied program including music by Byrd, J.S. Bach, Schumann, Oldroyd, Tournemire, Dupré, Shearing, Travis, and a newly commissioned piece by young American composer Zachary Wadsworth.  The recording is available for purchase here.  A promotional video may be found on the Media page or on YouTube.

Germany Concert Tour

30 August, 2011

This summer marked my début concert tour of Germany with 9 recitals at major venues whose non-stop schedule took me to all corners of the country over the course of 25 days.  Memories of exceptional beauty, breathtaking cathedrals, and warm hospitality will not soon fade away.  Pictures will continue to be added to the 2010 to present photo page in the coming weeks as well as recordings on the Media page.  A complete itinerary with recital programs may be viewed on the 2011 Engagements page.

25 January, 2011

After months of design and editing, I am delighted to welcome you to my new website!  Please feel free to explore the site, and visit again soon as the Performances, Photos, Media, and Acclaim pages are regularly updated.  I hope to see you soon at an upcoming concert!


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