Organist Bruce Neswick
Start: September 27, 2021 9 a.m.
End: September 27, 2021 11 a.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

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Bruce Neswick is Canon for Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon. Prior to this appointment he was Associate Professor of Organ Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

Mr. Neswick holds the Fellowship degree from the Royal School of Church Music. He has served on the faculties of and performed for numerous church music conferences, including the Association of Anglican Musicians, Westminster Choir College Summer Session, and the Sewanee Church Music Conference, among others. He was a featured recitalist at the national AGO conventions in Seattle and Washington, DC, and featured performer at the Dallas and Boston national conventions.

A celebrated composer of organ and choral music, Mr. Neswick’s music is published by Paraclete, Augsburg-Fortress, Selah, Vivace, Hope, Plymouth, and St. James Press. His skill at improvisation garnered him three first prizes from the 1989 San Anselmo Organ Festival; the 1990 American Guild of Organists' national convention in Boston; and the 1992 Rochette Concours at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland.

He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and Yale University’s School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. His teachers include Robert Baker, David Dahl, Gerre Hancock, Margaret Irwin-Brandon, and Lionel Rogg. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2016 by the University of the South, Sewanee, TN.

Bruce Neswick is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

This concert is supported by the Thomas and Beatrice Mertens Organ Fund as part of the Mertens Organ Series.

Related Events

Mr. Neswick will also present a recital on Sunday, September 26 at 3 p.m. in Sursa Performance Hall.

Free Admission

This event is free and open to the public.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. On weekdays, metered parking ($1/hr) is available on the first floor of the garage until 7 p.m. at which time parking is free. This garage is free on weekends.

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