ORGAN & HARPSICHORD
Jennifer McPherson holds a Master of Music degree in Historical Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music (2015). As a student at Oberlin, she studied organ with Dr. Jonathan Moyer and harpsichord with Webb Wiggins. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. At Holy Cross, she studied as Organ Scholar of the class of 2013 with James David Christie.
As a recitalist, Jennifer McPherson has performed throughout New England and the Cleveland, OH area. In the summer of 2014, she was featured on the Organ Recital Series at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen, MA. She has also performed as guest organist and accompanist on concert tours of Ireland and Prague with the Boston College University Chorale under music director John Finney.
At the age of 21, Jennifer was awarded Third Prize in the 2012 International Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Organ Competition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the summer of 2013, she won First Prize in the AGO Quimby Region I competition and was featured as a Rising Star soloist at the National AGO Convention in Boston, MA the following year. In the spring of 2015, Jennifer performed alongside other selected Oberlin musicians at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She also performed with Oberlin Baroque at the 2015 Boston Early Music Festival.
Jennifer spent her post-graduate year as an Assistant and Music Department Intern at Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, OH. While an intern at Covenant, she was featured as the organ soloist for the Covenant Choir/Case Western Reserve University’s collaboration concert, performing Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem. Jennifer currently lives in Charleston, SC, working as the Minister of Music and Organist at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church.