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J. DAVID HART, Organist

J. David Hart
Fellow, American Guild of Organists
D. Mus., Honoris causa

"A true musician and artist at the organ"

Widely recognized for his “passionate and brilliant” musical style, international concert and recording artist J. David Hart has performed over 700 concerts throughout the United States, Germany, Holland, Great Britain, Canada and Australia. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in 1989. A Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, Dr. Hart is considered one of the finest improvisateurs of our time. He has been a featured soloist with major orchestras and choral ensembles throughout the world under the batons of Anton Coppola, Sir Andrew Davis, Keith Lockhart (the Boston Pops), Robert Page and Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony).

For 19 years, Dr. Hart served the well-known Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, first as Assistant Organist under the tutelage of his mentor, Russell G. Wichmann, and later as Minister of Music and Director of Music and Organist where he led one of the nation’s distinguished music programs. He and the Rev. Dr. F. Morgan Roberts led Services of Worship that were broadcast every Sunday night at 11:05 PM on radio station KDKA.

A former National Treasurer and Regional Councillor of the American Guild of Organists, he is a Fellow of that organization and received the highest score nationally in the Associateship exam. Dr. Hart earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and later was appointed a member of its eminent music faculty where he served until 1990. In December, 2010, he received the honorary D.Mus. in Organ Artistry (Honoris causa) from the educational foundation of C.A.I. (Concert Artists International). He also presided as College Organist and Organ Instructor for the Laboratory School of Music at Chatham College from 1984 to 1991. 

In November 2015, Hart was appointed Organist & Choirmaster of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winter Haven, Florida where he conducts a choir of professionals and volunteers. The organ is by Harrison & Harrison of Durham, England (1991).

Dr. Hart's recital tours of Britain, Europe and Australia received critical acclaim. Hart has released 14 CD's, 5 DVD's and two volumes of Hymn Settings—highly regarded by musicians and music lovers everywhere. His recordings and music are available through C.A.I., Musical Arts and Cantica Nova Publications.
—Peter Frick
Organist & Choirmaster, St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
Winter Haven, Florida since November 1, 2015

Associate ​Director of Music and Organist and later
Minister of Music at the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for 19 years

Served as Company Artist for
Johannus Church Organs from 1999 to 2008

Performed over 700 professional concerts
and has made 14 CD's/DVD's

Improvisation on "Lobe den Herren"

Performed by J. David Hart
Mellrichstadt, Germany -- Organ by Hey Orgelbau

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