Joined the staff in 2014.
Justin Murphy-Mancini is a recent arrival in San Diego, coming from Massachusetts via Oberlin, Ohio. He began playing the piano at age 4, and quickly gravitated toward the organ as soon as he was tall enough to reach the pedals. He spent high school alternating between playing orchestra rehearsals as a double bassist and accompanying musical theater productions while trying to diligently learn his Bach. He graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in May 2014, earning a Master of Music in Historical Performance, focusing on organ and harpsichord, a Bachelor of Music in organ and composition, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. This Fall, he is beginning his Ph.D. in music composition at UCSD. Justin has served a variety of denominations as an organist, pianist, and vocalist, and he is very excited to contribute to the musical life of First Church as the Pianist/Organist.
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