The attendance numbers for 2014 are out and we have some great news to
share: Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach is the fastest
growing parish in the Diocese of Central Florida.
Dr. Neal Campbell joins Trinity as new Director of Music and Organist.
Campbell has joined the ministry team at Trinity Episcopal Church as our new Director of
Music and Organist.
Dr. Campbell is very well known in the
York metro music circles. With over twenty years of experience, he
brings a level of capability in what has been described as "world class."
Fr. Rodriguez added, "I am thoroughly confident that his ministry will
continue to build on our history of musical excellence at Trinity
Episcopal Church in worship of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Dr. Neal Campbell has been the Director of Music and
Organist of Saint Luke's Parish in Darien, Connecticut, since 2006.
Previously, he held church and synagogue positions in Washington,
Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia, where for 21 years he
was organist and choirmaster of St. Stephen's Church in Richmond. In
addition, Neal was on the faculty of the University of Richmond.
Neal grew up in Washington, DC and attended the University
of Maryland where he sang in the renowned University Chorus. He studied
organ with William Watkins and Paul Callaway and piano with Roy Hamlin
Johnson before he left the area in 1976. He subsequently earned graduate
and undergraduate degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where, in
various capacities, he studied with several of the leading organists in
New York, including Frederick Swann, John Walker, James Litton, McNeil
Robinson, Paul-Martin Maki, Arthur Lawrence, Eugenia Earle, and Alec Wyton.
He earned the D.M.A. degree in 1996, for which he wrote his dissertation
on the life and works of the New York composer-organist Harold Friedell.
Neal is a member of the New York City and Fairfield West
chapters of the American Guild of Organists, and was, until recently, the
newsletter editor for the NYC chapter. He served three terms on the AGO
National Council from 2000-2006. He is also a member of the Organ
Historical Society, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the St.
Wilfrid Club of the City of New York.