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Bruce Neswick

BRUCE NESWICK is the Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, having previously served as the Canon for Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, and, prior to that, as the Assistant Organist-Choirmaster for the Girl Choristers at Washington National Cathedral and Director of Music at St. Albans School for Boys and the National Cathedral School for Girls, and as Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Kentucky, Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Geneva, Switzerland, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo, New York. Active in the field of church music, Mr. Neswick holds the Fellowship degree from the Royal School of Church Music, for whom he has conducted several courses for boy and girl choristers.  He has served on the faculties of and performed for several church music conferences, including Master Schola, the Mississippi Conference, the Association of Anglican Musicians, Westminster Choir College Summer Session, the Montreat and Westminster Conferences of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the Disciples of Christ Musicians, the Conference of Lutheran Church Musicians, the Sewanee Church Music Conference, Organ Alive, and the Evergreen Conference.  Mr. Neswick has been commissioned to compose for several performers and churches throughout the United States, and his organ and choral music is published by Paraclete, Augsburg Fortress, Selah, Vivace, Hope, Plymouth and St. James’ presses.  His skill at improvisation garnered him three first prizes from the 1989 San Anselmo Organ Festival, the 1990 American Guild of Organists’ national convention in Boston, and the 1992 Rochette Concours at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland.    A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and of the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, Mr. Neswick’s teachers have included Robert Baker, David Dahl, Gerre Hancock, Margaret Irwin-Brandon and Lionel Rogg.  A Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Neswick has served the Guild in many capacities, including chapter dean, regional convention chair, regional education coordinator, member of the national nominating committee and member of the national improvisation competition committee.     As a recitalist, Mr. Neswick has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe and has been a featured performer at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.  In 1994, he played the opening convocation for the national AGO convention held in Dallas, Texas, and he was a featured artist at the national AGO convention in Seattle in 2000.  He is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists.