Jeffrey Brillhart is Director of Music and Fine Arts at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA and on the music faculty at Yale University, where he teaches
Organ improvisation. He is also
Music and Artistic Director of Philadelphia's famed Singing City Choir. A native of Iowa, his teachers include organists Carl B. Staplin, Arthur Poister, Russell Saunders, and pianist Barbara Lister-Sink. Further studies with Olivier Latry and Philippe Lefebvre in organ improvisation led to his winning first prize in the American Guild of Organists' National Competition in Organ Improvisation in 1994.
His organ, teaching, and conducting engagements have taken him throughout America, Europe and South America, with engagements in Paris, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle, Birmingham, Waco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York City, Iowa City, Des Moines, and Worcester. He has presented master classes at the Eastman School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, Drake University, Furman University, University of Alabama,
University of Iowa, Westminster Choir College,
Walla Walla College, and for
countless AGO chapters
around the United States. His improvisation textbook, Breaking Free: Finding a Personal Voice for Improvisation through 20th Century French Improvisation Techniques, was published by Wayne Leupold Editions
in November 2011 and is in
wide use in American and
European conservatories. Click here to download the table of contents and an excerpt from Breaking Free.
a second volume titled,
A World of Possibilities:
Master Lessons in
here to download an
Jeffrey Brillhart is available for solo recitals, conducting engagements, repertoire masterclasses and masterclasses on organ improvisation. More information.
+February 4, 3:30 p.m. Improvised Organ Recital at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York, New York
+Wednesday, March 29, 8:00 p.m. Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center. Organ recital with tenThing Brass Ensemble.
Works by Bach, Debussy,
April 14, 7:30 p.m. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Stations of the Cross
for exciting announcements
about the 2017-2018 season!