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 productions of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Cavalli’s La Calisto, 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, and 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; 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, a winner of scholarships from the Queens, Nassau and York chapters of the American Guild of Organists, and the Sub-Dean of the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  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 continued to study with Merrelyn Gallagher and Gail Archer at Vassar; Jan Steyer at New York University in the Czech Republic; and Walter Klauss at Queens College. In May 2014 he earned the Master’s Degree in Organ Performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, where he served as a member of the Queens College Baroque Ensemble and as an accompanist for the Queens College Vocal Ensemble. In Fall 2014 he will be begin the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, under the tutelage of Renee Anne Louprette.