Colin MacKnight joins Karen McFarlane Artists

March 31, 2021
Colin MacKnight
Colin MacKnight

Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc., announces the addition of Colin MacKnight to its roster.

Colin MacKnight has performed at venues across the United States as well as in Canada and Jamaica. He is a C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, New York, New York, where he also received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees studying with Paul Jacobs. MacKnight currently serves as associate organist and choirmaster at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, Long Island, New York.

Prior positions include assistant organist and music theory teacher at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue and assistant organist at Church of the Resurrection, both in New York City. He is a laureate of several competitions including first prizes at the Paris Music Competition, the Albert Schweitzer Competition, and the Northeast region of the American Guild of Organists/Quimby competition for young organists. The latter led to a performance at the AGO 2016 national convention in Houston. He also was a laureate of the 2016 and 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competitions.

In December of 2016, MacKnight and composer Jon Cziner were selected for an AGO Student Commissioning Project grant, resulting in Cziner’s Fantasy Chorale, which MacKnight premiered in 2017. MacKnight has also earned the Fellow and Choirmaster certifications from the AGO, receiving the prize for top Choirmaster score.

He is a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2019.

For bookings and information, contact John McElliott: [email protected] or

Photo credit: Jiyang Chen


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