Location: New York, USA
Organist & Counter-tenor Nicholas W. Fennig recently moved to New York City to pursue his passion for church music and continue his pre-medical studies. He is currently a Staff Counter-tenor at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, under Bruce Neswick. Nick is both a “cradle” Episcopalian and a lifelong student of music. He grew up in Indianapolis, where he attended an Episcopal grade school and sang for a decade with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, serving as Head Chorister under Dr. Frederick Burgomaster. He continued his choral activities while he began his study of the organ, first studying organ with Mary Ellen Burgomaster, then Ted Gibboney and Hyeon Jeong. He graduated in 2004 with a B.M. in Organ Performance and Church Music from Northwestern University, studying with Douglas Cleveland and Richard Webster. He continued his music studies with John Walker at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Nick has been intern, organ scholar, organist and choirmaster at seven churches, most recently as Director of Music at Grace Epiphany Church, Philadelphia. He previously worked with Patrick Allen as Intern in Church Music at Grace Church in New York, as Organist & Choirmaster at Memorial Episcopal Church, Baltimore, and as Interim Organist & Music Director at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion in Philadelphia. Nick intends to pursue a medical degree, specializing in geriatric medicine.