The Tacoma Chapter is very proud to present a masterclass with concert organist Bruce Neswick on Monday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Kilworth Chapel at University of Puget Sound. Mr. Neswick will begin the evening with a short performance and end it with an improvisation. In between he will work with four performers on either repertoire or improvisation (free or hymn-based).
To sign up as a performer for this masterclass, please visit this page and register before Monday, April 2. There are four slots which will be assigned to members on a first-come/first-served basis. We encourage all who are interested to start practicing and register!
Bruce Neswick is Canon for Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon. Prior to this appointment he was the Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where he directed the choirs and had oversight of the musical life of that historic Cathedral.
Mr. Neswick holds the Fellowship degree from the Royal School of Church Music, for whom he has conducted numerous courses for boy and girl choristers. He has served on the faculties of, and performed for, several church music conferences, including the Association of Anglican Musicians, Westminster Choir College Summer Session, the Sewanee Church Music Conference, and others. Recital engagements in 2016-17 have taken him to Seattle, Vancouver, Silver Spring (MD), Sacramento, and Detroit. He was a featured recitalist at the National AGO Conventions in Washington, DC (2010) and Boston (2014).
A celebrated composer of organ and choral music, Mr. Neswick’s music is published by Paraclete, Augsburg- Fortress, Selah, Vivace, Hope, Plymouth, and St. James’ presses. Mr. Neswick’s 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.
He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. His teachers include Robert Baker, David Dahl, Gerre Hancock, Margaret Irwin-Brandon, and Lionel Rogg. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2016 by the University of the South, Sewanee, TN.
Bruce Neswick is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.