CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
Alden Wright is a student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in organ performance with Nathan Laube. Alden is a native of Salisbury, North Carolina. As a performer and national young competitor, Alden holds several distinctions, including being named winner of the 2019 Arthur Poister National Competition in Organ Playing, and the Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate studies. Alden has performed in many student and solo recitals throughout the United States and England and has participated in masterclasses with many of the world’s top performers. Alden holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman, as well as the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, having graduated with highest distinction in May 2020. As a passionate church musician, Alden enjoys developing his knowledge of sacred music through programs such as the Royal School of Church Music’s Carolina Course, hosted at Duke University, where he served as Organ Scholar in the summer of 2019. Previously, Alden has held a number of prestigious positions including Assistant Organist to Director of Music Peter DuBois at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester from 2018-2020. Alden most recently served as Organ Scholar at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall (England) under Director of Music Christopher Gray from 2021-2022. He is currently serving as Assistant Director of Music at Christ Church, Pittsford (New York).