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Born in Washington, PA
First organ soloist to receive Grammy Award (2011). Concertized throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Performed the complete organ works of J.S. Bach on several occasions, and the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in marathon concerts across the United States. Appeared as soloist with Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Edmonton, Kansas City, National, Pacific, Philadelphia, Phoenix, New World, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras. Distinguished Alumni Award, Yale School of Music, 2005. Recipient of the Arthur W. Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association in 2003. First prize, 1999 Fort Wayne National Organ Competition; first prize, 1998 Albert Schweitzer National Organ Competition. Featured artist for national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and Organ Historical Society. Frequent lectures and master classes throughout North America. Organist, Washington Memorial Chapel, National Shrine at Valley Forge, 1995-2000. Artist-in-residence, Christ and St. Stephen's Church, N.Y.C., since 2003. Recordings: Naxos, JAV, SF Symphony.
Degrees and Studies
B.M., Curtis Institute; M.M., A.D., Yale U.