David Heinze, voluntaries organist
Thursday, July 4 | 9am Morning Prayer
Dāvids (David) Heinze graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from Hope College (Holland, Michigan) where he studied the organ with Huw Lewis and the piano with Andrew Le. David is an honors graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy as well as an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Camp, where he studied with Thomas Bara. He has won first prize and Audience Prize in the L. Cameron Johnson Organ Competition and first prize in the Annamae Rotman Organ Competition. He has held posts at the Latvian Lutheran Church and Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he also served as Organ and Choral Scholar for the Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys. David was the John L. Edwards Organ Scholar at St John’s Episcopal Church in Detroit and a Teaching Assistant in the Hope College Music Department. He recently completed graduate studies at the University of Cambridge and was Graduate Organ Scholar at Selwyn College under the direction of Sarah MacDonald. During his time in Cambridge, David studied the organ with Margaret Phillips (of the Royal College of Music) and was also organist for St. John’s Voices, a mixed-voice choir at St. John’s College directed by Graham Walker. During his time in the U.K., David obtained the Associateship diploma from the Royal College of Organists as well as accompanied the Selwyn Choir and St. John’s Voices on tours to Scotland and Switzerland respectively. He recently completed the AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship in Church Music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia where he played and conducted for services as well as assisted in the training of choristers all under the mentorship of Robert McCormick.