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Alden Wright

Alden Wright

Alden Wright is a Junior at Eastman, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in the studio of Nathan Laube. He is a native of Salisbury, North Carolina, where he studied organ with Dr. Phillip Burgess and piano with Mrs. Diane Freeman. At Eastman, Alden has also studied improvisation and harpsichord with Edoardo Bellotti, keyboard technique with William Porter, and sacred music with Stephen Kennedy.

Alden was awarded first place in the 2014 Columbia, SC AGO Young Organist Competition and the 2016 University of North Carolina School of the Arts Organ Competition, as well as second in the Washington, DC AGO Franciscan Monastery Scholarship Competition in 2015. Alden has performed in many student and solo recitals throughout the country and has participated in masterclasses with Bine Bryndorf, Scott Dettra, Ulrich Spang-Hanssen, Todd Wilson, Jonathan Dimmock, and others. Alden was awarded the Robert and Ann Stigall Scholarship, sponsored by the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists from 2013-2015, as well as the Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate studies.

Previously, Alden served as music director and organist at Milford Hills United Methodist Church in Salisbury from 2015-2016 and as an intern at Christ Church — Episcopal in Rochester under the Roy E. VanDelinder Fellowship from 2016-2018. He has also been a member of the Schola Cantorum of Christ Church since 2016.

Aside from music, Alden enjoys nature and outdoor activities such as hiking and running, as well as traveling and history. Alden is excited to further his skills in sacred music while serving as Assistant Organist at Third Presbyterian Church and he looks forward to becoming a part of this wonderful church community!

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