Professional Pianist: recitals, weddings, worship services, parties, and special events
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Justin West is a professional accompanist and event pianist serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He is McNair Scholars Doctoral Fellow in Music Education at the University of North Texas and Director of Music Ministries at Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He holds a Master of Arts in Music Education from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Lamar University. He studied voice with Prof. Debra Greschner, Dr. Alfonse Anderson, and Dr. Barbara Paver; piano with Dr. Roger Keele and Dr. Kingchi Au, and organ with Dr. Scott Feldhausen.
A sought after pianist, Justin has played for several regional competitions, choirs, children’s choruses, and solo vocal and instrumental concerts and performances. Selected piano collaborator repertory includes Symphony No. 9 (Ludwig van Beethoven), Coronation Mass (W. A. Mozart), Mass in G (Franz Schubert), Dido and Aeneas (Henry Purcell), Porgy and Bess (George Gershwin), and Messa di Gloria (Giacomo Puccini) among others. Justin has also been principal keyboardist for music theatre productions such as The Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, Evita, Godspell, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Additionally, Justin served as Assistant Musical Director and Pianist for Lamar Opera Theatre in productions of scenes from Guilio Cesare and Don Giovanni, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Gianni Schicci. He currently serves Dallas-Fort Worth and Greater Houston.
Prior to his appointments at Northway and UNT, Justin was Director of Choral Programs for Crosby Independent School District, near Houston, where he directed the high school choirs, taught courses in music theory and piano, and coordinated district-wide choral activities. He also concurrently served as Staff Pianist for Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. A highly demanded and active church musician in southeast Texas, Justin also held music staff appointments at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Pinecrest Baptist Church and St. Henry Catholic Church. His professional and academic affiliations include AGO, ACDA, TMEA, TCDA, Delta Omicron Professional International Music Fraternity, the Council on Undergraduate Research, Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, and ATPE.
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|December 23, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
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