Joshua Stafford to Chautauqua Institution

November 25, 2020
Joshua Stafford
Joshua Stafford

Joshua Stafford is appointed director of sacred music and organist for the Department of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York, and is the first to hold the newly established Jared Jacobsen Chair for the Organist of Chautauqua Institution. Stafford served as institution organist in an interim capacity during the 2020 summer assembly season. A native of neighboring Jamestown, he succeeds his mentor and teacher, the late Jared Jacobsen.

Stafford serves year-round as director of music for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey, where he conducts an RSCM-based program with choirs of boys, girls, and adults.

In 2016, he was awarded the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition. He is a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2017.

Stafford is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists.
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