Christ Church Cathedral Appointment

Since October 2016, I have served as Assistant Organist at downtown Montreal’s Christ Church Cathedral. I’ve been so lucky to meet their friendly clergy, parishioners, and choir members.  Additionally, I’m fortunate to work under the expert leadership of Patrick Wedd, whose legacy in the Anglican Church is known throughout all of Canada.

Beginning in July 2018 with Patrick’s retirement, I’m honored to  serve as Interim Director of Music alongside former organ scholar Robert Hamilton. Together, we will plan and provide music for a weekly choral Eucharist, French Mass, and choral Evensong. The Cathedral is fortunate to have a large semi-professional choir that sings everything from Byrd masses to anthems by current Canadian composers. It also boasts a 3-manual Karl Wilhelm mechanical action organ.

To stay up to date with our music, please visit our Sunday bulletin page.

Vox Humana

I’m very pleased to be appointed an Associate Editor for Vox Humana, a new online organ journal that features articles and interviews by the leading organists, church musicians, harpsichordists, and scholars from around the world. Please check it out at https://www.voxhumanajournal.com.

Subscribe to our email list and stay up to date with new entries every week!

2017 Canadian International Organ Competition

I’m very proud to have won Third Prize in the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, the largest organ competition in the Western Hemisphere. Click here to view the competition program

I’m grateful to have represented both Oberlin College and McGill University and am so proud to have the many (many!) hours of preparation pay off.

You can click the following links to watch my performances:

First Round (1:07:32) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmoYP12YlkA

Second Round (1:14:35) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoeVBYVdCS0

Final Round (2:53:02) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grC7SjBUCYk

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my website. This is a great place for me to archive memories of my five years at Oberlin, while preparing for new adventures in Montreal!

This past year has been particularly exciting: finishing up two degrees, traveling to new cities, and expanding my horizons beyond solo playing. Some notable highlights include playing Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” with Oberlin’s Musical Union, teaching secondary harpsichord and organ students, and putting together a baroque opera….all in one year (along with 3 degree recitals!). Directing Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was perhaps the most rewarding experience this year. I not only sharpened my continuo skills, but learned how to interact with singers, directors, actors, dancers, and string players in a refreshing and exciting rendition of a well-known opera.

Interview by Cleveland Classical

Review of one performance

Oberlin has  taught me how rewarding it is to be immersed in so many different disciplines all at once. These years of exploration into the worlds of organ playing, continuo, ensemble singing, church music, teaching, and research are definitely memories to be cherished.