Biography

Justus (Jay) Parrotta is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, the highest level of certification granted by the AGO. He has received awards and scholarships for his keyboard skills from the Delaware, District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia Chapters of the American Guild of Organists; National Edited Schudi PhotoFederation of Music Clubs; National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts; and West Chester University. He has performed recitals at such venues as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, National City Christian Church, St. Luke’s Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia, and The Washington National Cathedral. He possesses a varied and extensive music background, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance, magna cum laude and a Master’s Degree in Music Composition with a concentration in Concert Music from The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music where he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Composition. As a composer, his works not only consist of music for keyboard but music for solo instruments, voice, choir, congregation, chamber ensemble, orchestra, opera, electronics, and film; including the critically acclaimed documentary Dakota 38 (www.justusparrotta.com/film/dakota-38/). His music has been heard in Antarctica, Australia, France, Sweden, Zambia, and throughout North America.

 

 

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