Biography

John A. Wolfe is a New York City-based organist, choral conductor, concert producer and music educator. Mr. Wolfe’s performance credits span all five boroughs of New York City and included 137 public performances in 2013, with such highlights as an appearance in the film Fugue for Boxed Wine Productions, the Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and the Queens College ceremony honoring Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr. Wolfe has been a featured performer in the Prism Concert Series at Central Synagogue in Manhattan and in T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral at St. Joseph’s Church of Our Lord in Brooklyn, earning favorable reviews in the New York Times and Time Out New York.  He has also produced and performed in a series of recitals bringing Baroque chamber music to churches spanning the New York City metropolitan area, as well as a series of recitals featuring organists from across the city celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Mr. Wolfe is the Organist and Music Director at the First Baptist Church of White Plains, New York; he serves concurrently as the Apprentice Organist at the Free Synagogue of Flushing in Flushing, New York. From 2010 to 2013, he was the Organist and Minister of Music at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ in Rosedale, New York.  Mr. Wolfe is a winner of the Maynard Walker Organ Award from the Aaron Copland School of Music and a winner of scholarships from the Queens, Nassau and York chapters of the American Guild of Organists. He is an Executive Board member of the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, a member of the Queens College Baroque Ensemble, and an accompanist for the Queens College Vocal Ensemble. A native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he is an Honors graduate of Gettysburg Area High School and Vassar College. He studied organ performance and music theory with David Erickson and Dexter Weikel in Gettysburg, and has continued to study with Merrelyn Gallagher, at Vassar; Jan Steyer, at NYU in the Czech Republic; and Gail Archer. He is currently a candidate for the Master’s Degree in Organ Performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music under the tutelage of Walter Klauss. He lives in Sunnyside, Queens.