About

Dr. David Crean is University Organist at Wittenberg University where he also serves as director of music for historic Weaver Chapel. A native of New York, David received his D.M.A. from The Juilliard School, where he was the 2014 recipient of the Richard F. French Doctoral Prize. David served as adjunct faculty and Juilliard and also holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and The University of Iowa. He has concertized throughout the United States and Australia, where his programs have drawn praise for their balance, accessibility, and diversity. In March 2014 David made his second concert tour of Australia featuring performances in Albury. Goulburn, Canberra, Sydney, and Bowral. The tour was supported by a generous cultural exchange grant from the US state department, through its embassy in Canberra, Australia. For more information, see the Performance Calendar. Other recent highlights include a performance on American Public Media’s Pipe Dreams, the Australian premiere of Henry Martin’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor, and the American premiere of Ecce Lignum Crucis by Polish composer Marian Sawa for Juilliard’s acclaimed Focus! festival. His former teachers include Paul Jacobs, Lionel Party, Greg Hand, Delbert Disselhorst, and David Boe. An avid writer, David is in demand as a program annotator and has supplied liner notes for a Grammy-winning CD. His dissertation focused on the life and works of Samuel P. Warren, organist at New York’s Grace Church in the 19th century. He serves as an occasional reviewer for Notes: the Journal of the Music Library Association and The Diapason. Additional articles have appeared in The American Organist.


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