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Director of Music/Organist

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(252)338-1686

Douglas Blackwood, a native of Gaffney, SC, has been the Director of Music at Christ Episcopal Church since the Fall of 2018. He directs all of the church’s choirs, serves as the principal organist, and oversees the planning, coordination and implementation of all music for parish worship services (Sunday mornings, Choral Evensong, Lessons & Carols, Weddings, Funerals, Choirs). He is also the Director of Music, Vocal Coach and Accompanist for the Center Players of the Arts of the Albemarle and he teaches online music courses at several community colleges throughout NC.

Mr. Blackwood holds the Master of Sacred Music degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. His undergraduate degree is from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a member of the Royal School of Church Music in America, the Association of Anglican Musicians, the American Guild of Organists, the American Choral Directors’ Association, Choristers Guild and Handbell Musicians of America. Active with the East Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists since 1995, he has served as the Dean of the East Carolina University student chapter (1996-1998) and is the current Secretary.

Contact Douglas Blackwood if you would like to inquire about singing with any of the parish choirs, if you have musical needs for a wedding or funeral, would like to learn more about the Austin pipe organ, or have a musical gift you could potentially share.

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