David Boeckh is appointed associate director of music for St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois, effective July 2022. He will assist Stephen Buzard, director of music.
Boeckh is finishing his master’s degree at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, where he studies organ with Christopher Young, with a minor in choral conducting. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Boeckh began playing organ while his family was on sabbatical in Berlin, Germany. He continued organ lessons with Mel Butler at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, and in 2013 he was accepted into the UW Academy, an early entrance program at the University of Washington, where he studied with Carole Terry.
Boeckh completed his undergraduate degree at Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio, as a student of James David Christie. He has participated in numerous summer organ academies and competitions in the United States and Europe, including the North German Organ Academy in Bremen, Germany, and the Haarlem International Organ Festival. He is the winner of the 2015 West Chester Organ Competition.
Boeckh has served Episcopal congregations in Washington, Ohio, Oregon, and Indiana, and in 2018 he was the Wilson Family Sacred Music Intern at Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. Before coming to Indiana University, Boeckh was for two years the organ scholar at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon, where he assisted Bruce Neswick. He leaves a position as organist-choirmaster at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis.
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