David Macfarlane, DMA, AAGO, has been on the faculty at BCC since 1997 and teaches Music Appreciation, Music History and Music, Art & Drama at Bergen, as well as serving as the director of the college chorus. Nationally prominent as an organ recitalist, he has performed across the United States and in Europe, including two performances at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In 2002 he was an award winner in the National Competition in Organ Improvisation, held in Philadelphia. In 1995 he was the organist for Pope John Paul II’s Mass in Giant’s Stadium, and event seen on worldwide television. Dr. Macfarlane is the Music Director and organist of First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, where his notable choir regularly performs major choral works with orchestra. He earned the title of Associate of the American Guild of Organists. He has held many leadership positions in the AGO and currently is an elected member of the National Council. He received his DMA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, an M.Mus from Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford and a BM from University of Illinois.
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