Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ
Andrew Elliot Henderson was appointed Director of Music & Organist at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City in July 2005, where he directs an extensive liturgical program with a number of choirs and a highly-regarded concert series. The recipient of a C.V. Starr Foundation fellowship, he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Juilliard School in 2007, receiving the Richard F. French prize for the best doctoral document. He is currently the organ instructor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and has taught graduate courses in organ literature at Westminster Choir College since 2003.
Dr. Henderson, a native of Thorold, Ontario, holds degrees in music from Cambridge University in England and Yale University. While at Cambridge he held the position of Organ Scholar at Clare College, Cambridge from 1996-1999, and at Yale he completed his graduate studies in organ performance on a full scholarship from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. From 2001 to 2005 he was the Assistant Organist at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, where he was actively involved in their renowned liturgical and concert programs. Recent performances include organ and continuo playing with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Musica Sacra, the Collegiate Chorale; and solo recitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, South Carolina, Nebraska, Ontario, and on the historic pipe organs of Round Lake Auditorium in upstate New York and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
A Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, his teachers have included John Tuttle, Barrie Cabena, David Sanger, Thomas Murray and John Weaver. Further information about Dr. Henderson, along with information about upcoming performances, may be found on his web site at: www.andrewhenderson.net.