Jeffrey is former Director of Music at St. Mary Church in Milford and former accompanist for the Connectictut Chamber Choir, before moving Fall '2013 to assume organist in Portland, Oregon. Jeff was the former Chair of the M. Louise Miller Scholarship Competition.
Jeffrey received a Master of Music Degree in Performance on Historical Keyboard Instruments at Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied organ with James David Christie and harpsichord with Webb Wiggins. Previously, he served as Organ Scholar for Professor Christie at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Music. His previous organ teachers were Elizabeth Cataldo of Pepperell, Massachusetts, and Bruce Adami of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Before his freshman year at Holy Cross, Jeffrey spent a year studying jazz piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Jeffrey was the first-prize winner of the 2004 Augustana Arts National Undergraduate Organ Competition, and the 2005 AGO/Quimby Region I Young Artists Competition. As a result of the latter, he was featured as one of the “Rising Stars” at the 2006 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Chicago.
In October of 2004, Jeffrey made his premiere with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, performing harmonium in Mahler's Eighth Symphony under conductor James Levine. He returned in December of 2005 to perform organ for the series of “Holiday at Pops” concerts under conductor Keith Lockheart. Jeffrey has performed in master classes for such noted organists as John Grew, David Boe, Jean Ferrard, Jean-Pierre Leguay, Lionel Rogg, Olivier Latry, Marie-Louise Langlais, and Marie-Claire Alain. He has had the opportunity to play and study on many of the great organs of Europe, in France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy, and has also accompanied the Boston College Chorale on concert tours of Rome, Prague, and Vienna.
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