Arts and Letters Faculty

Durward Entrekin

Professor of Music 


Degrees

Doctor of Musical Arts, Yale University
Master of Music; Master of Musical Arts, Yale University
Bachelor of Music, Stetson University

Office:  Aquinas Room 113
Office Hours: M/W 2–3 pm
Phone:  845-569-3183
email:  durward.entrekin@msmc.edu

Courses

MUS 166 Voice Workshop
MUS 402.1 Beatles/Music of the 1960s
MUS 402.5 Opera in New York

Bio

Professor of Music Durward Entrekin is a graduate of Stetson University and the Yale School of Music, where he received the doctor of musical arts degree. He has studied with Thomas Murray, Paul Jenkins and Jane Douglas. While at Yale, Professor Entrekin earned the Julia Sherman Prize for excellence in organ performance. Only the second organist in Yale’s history to win the Woolsey Sprague Concerto Competition, he was heralded by The New York Times as the individual “…who set the competition’s high tone with his exciting lead-off performance.”

In addition to his position as professor of music at Mount Saint Mary College, Professor Entrekin also serves as music director of St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands in Garrison, New York, and was formerly Associate Organist/Choir Master of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. From 1990-1992 he was Dean of the Central Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Professor Entrekin has concertized extensively on the East Coast and has also performed in the Midwest, Canada, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Sweden. He can be heard with hornist Willie Ruff and organist Thomas Murray in a recording of Hindemith’s horn concerto on the Kepler label.

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