John C. Black

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John C. Black, Director of Music and Choirs, Organist

Office Telephone: (401) 737-1230

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John Black leads our dynamic ministry of music, conducting our major ensembles and serving as principal organist. He also serves as Collaborative Pianist with the acclaimed Providence Singers, serving as accompanist and performing in concert when programming includes piano or organ. John is currently organist at Saint Mark’s Church in Jamestown and staff accompanist to the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus. A candidate for the Master of Arts degree in teaching music, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, majoring in piano with studies in advanced conducting and voice. John was called to music ministry at age twelve, first serving as Organist and then Director of Music at Barrington Presbyterian Church where he cultivated the music program to a high standard of excellence. He later filled the position of Director of Music at a fifteen hundred member Roman Catholic parish before being called to Greenwood. A member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the American Guild of Organists and the Choristers Guild, he has conducted choral performances including Mozart’s “Vesperae Solennes de Confessore” and Britten’s “Festival te Deum.”