John Bailey

John Andrew Bailey is Organist at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. He performs actively as an accompanist and continuo player in the Philadelphia area, and has also appeared as a concerto soloist with baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare and on the Philadelphia Bach Festival series. He holds degrees in harpsichord from the Eastman School of Music, where his principal teachers were David Craighead and Arthur Haas. He also trained as a musicologist, and has taught music and humanities courses at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, and Montclair State University. He has presented his research on the music of Guillaume de Machaut at international conferences, and his co-authored essay on the performance practice of fifteenth-century chansons appears in Binchois Studies from Oxford University Press. 2014 marks his sixteenth year on the staff of the Amherst Festival.