Dr. Durward (Woody) Entrekin is the music director of St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands in Garrison, New York, and was formerly Associate Organist/Choir Master of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. From 1990-1992 he was Dean of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Woody has concertized extensively on the East Coast and has also performed in the Midwest, Canada, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Sweden. He can be heard with hornist Willie Ruff and organist Thomas Murray in a recording of Hindemith’s horn concerto on the Kepler label.
Woody is a graduate of Stetson University and the Yale School of Music, where he received the doctor of musical arts degree. He has studied with Thomas Murray, Paul Jenkins and Jane Douglas. While at Yale, Woody earned the Julia Sherman Prize for excellence in organ performance. Only the second organist in Yale’s history to win the Woolsey Sprague Concerto Competition, he was heralded by The New York Times as the individual “…who set the competition’s high tone with his exciting lead-off performance.” In addition to his work with St. Philip’s, Woody is also a Professor of Music at Mount Saint Mary College.
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