February 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
American organist Weston Jennings is quickly establishing himself as a talented and engaging international performer. Having first encountered the pipe organ at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp (Michigan) at the age of sixteen, he later graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy. At the Eastman School of Music, Weston earned his Bachelor of Music Degree and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. He recently completed two years in England as the Organ Scholar of Canterbury Cathedral and Chelmsford Cathedral. During this time, he was also appointed the first Organ Scholar to the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Weston currently studies with Thomas Murray at the Yale School of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Former organ teachers include Michel Bouvard, Hans Davidsson, David Higgs and Thomas Bara. Following his recital debut at The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) in 2009, he has performed across the United States and Europe, including Westminster Abbey (London), Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue (New York), The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (Los Angeles), The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Denver) and the Berliner Dom (Germany).
As a teacher, Weston has served on the faculty of the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp and the Department of Music at The King’s School, Canterbury. He has taught and performed at Pipe Organ Encounters across America. Recent and forthcoming recital engagements include Moscow’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Patrick’s Cathedral NYC, Princeton University Chapel, Westminster Central Hall and the London Handel Festival.
For more information, visit www.westonjennings.com.