Dr.David Crean -- New Director of Music

Dr.David Crean -- New Director of Music

    St. George’s Welcomes New Director of Music

    Starting September 1st, St. George’s will welcome our new Director of Music, Dr. David Crean. David has lived in Dayton for a number of year and is instructor of organ, harpsichord, and theory at Wright State University, and Music Director/Midday Host at Discover Classical WDPR. From 2013-2017, he served as Chapel Music Director and University Organist at Wittenberg. 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. His dissertation focused on the life and works of Samuel P. Warren, organist at New York’s Grace Church in the 19th century. David served as adjunct faculty at Juilliard and also holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and The University of Iowa. Some of his recent endeavors include a 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 U.S. State Department, through its embassy in Canberra, Australia. Other recent highlights include the opening recital of WQXR’s “Bachstock” organ works marathon, performances on American Public Media’s Pipe Dreams, and the Australian premiere of Henry Martin’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor. An avid writer, David has done work as program annotator and has supplied liner notes for several CD’s (including one Grammy-winner). He also serves as an occasional reviewer for Notes: the Journal of the Music Library Association and The Diapason, and has articles published in The American Organist. David has served as organist and choir director at numerous churches, including his home church in Long Island, and recently sensed a call to return to parish ministry and music.