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Renée Anne Louprette

Coordinator of Organ

Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York's finest organists,” Renée Anne Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, accompanist, conductor, and teacher. She is university organist and head of the organ program at Mason Gross School of the Arts and a former member of the organ faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.

Louprette was appointed associate director of music and organist of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City in 2015. She has previously served as director of music at the Church of Notre Dame, organist and associate director of music and the arts at Trinity Wall Street, and associate diirector of music at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

An active freelance keyboardist, Louprette has performed with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Voices of Ascension, Clarion Music Society, American Symphony Orchestra, The Dessoff Choirs, and the Los Angeles Dance Project.

She has performed throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, including Westminster Abbey and the Temple Church in London, St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh and Dunblane Cathedral (Scotland), Galway Cathedral and Dún Laoghaire (Ireland). Her recording of the "Great Eighteen Chorales" of J. S. Bach on the Metzler Organ in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England, was named a classical music Critics' Choice 2014 by The New York Times.

European festival appearances include Magadino, Switzerland; In Tempore Organi, Italy; Ghent and Hasselt, Belgium; Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark; and Toulouse Les Orgues, France. She appeared as organ soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia, in a performance of Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony broadcast live on ABC radio. She regularly performs at regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and has been a featured artist at two AGO national conventions.

Louprette holds degrees from the Centre d’Études Supérieures de Musique et de Danse de Toulouse, France (premier prix); the Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse (diplôme supérieur); and the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford (bachelor of music degree in piano performance, graduate professional diploma in organ performance). Her teachers have included Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, Philippe Lefebvre, James David Christie, Dame Gillian Weir, and Guy Bovet. Renée Anne Louprette is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists (www.concertartists.com).

Watch Louprette play the Kirkpatrick Chapel organs: