Justin Blackwell, Accompanist and Assistant Conductor
Justin Thomas Blackwell is the associate director of music at Marsh Chapel, Boston University, and is the principal organist for the University’s Sunday morning service. His concert repertoire draws heavily on the works of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Schumann, while his repertoire as a continuo organist includes over thirty works by J. S. Bach and five Handel oratorios. He is the Artistic Consultant for the Bach Bay Chorale, a member of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra, and the rehearsal accompanist for both the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and the Jameson Singers. In addition, he performs regularly with Miami-based Seraphic Fire. At Marsh Chapel, he is also the operations manager and continuo keyboardist for “Music at Marsh Chapel,” a large concert series that includes annual performances of four Bach cantatas and one large work of Bach or Handel. As a pianist, he can be heard on Seraphic Fire’s recording of Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem (4-hand piano version), which was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. He holds a BM in organ performance from Furman University (SC) and a MM in conducting from Boston University.