Robert Reilly - Raleigh NC Organist

Music Résumé - Robert Reilly


Thirty years of training and experience­ have produced effective techniques­ in a variety of liturgical and musical­ environments, an expanding­ knowledge of music of the church, and valuable occasions for personal­ and spiritual growth. Enabling children­ and adults to participate in something­ beyond ourselves, to know God’s love and to offer our finest response­: this is our high calling and great reward.

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Professional Experience:

2013: Wendell Christian Church, Wendell, NC

Music Director and Organist


Church of the Holy Family, Chapel Hill, NC

September 23: Guest Organist

September 30: Guest Organist

October 7: Guest Organist

White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC

April 29: Guest Organist and Pianist

Front Street United Methodist Church, Burlington, NC

May 27: Guest Organist

June 24: Guest Organist & Choirmaster

July 22: Guest Organist & Choirmaster

August 8: Guest Organist, Choirmaster & Pianist

Macedonia United Methodist Church, Cary NC

April 22: Guest Organist

July 7: Guest Organist

1995 – 1999: First United Methodist Church, Cary, NC

Principal Organist – Large congregation with multiple choirs, services and concerts.
Special Projects: Oversight for tonal design of new Zimmer organ.

1994 – 1995: Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC

Organist and Choirmaster – Large parish with multiple choirs, services and concerts.
Choirs: Adult Mixed, Youth, Children, Handbells

1990 – 1994: Church of the Good Samaritan (Episcopal), Paoli, PA

Organist and Choirmaster – Large parish with multiple choirs, services and concerts.
Choirs & Ensembles: Adult Mixed, Men & Boys, Girls, Children, Handbells, Brass, Sacred Dance
Professional Staff: Assistant Organist, Choral Section Leaders

1984 – 1990: Grace Lutheran Church, Westminster, MD

Music Director and Organist – Large parish with multiple choirs, services and concerts.
Choirs: Adult Mixed, Youth, Children, Handbells

1974 -1984: Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD

Music Director and Organist – Active city parish with extensive ministry of worship. concerts and weekly radio broadcast.
Choirs: The Mount Vernon Place Singers (Adult Mixed)
Performance Relationships: Peabody Institute, Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Professional Staff: Choral Section Leaders

1972 – 1974: Westminster Presbyterian Church, West Chester, PA

Music Director and Organist – Large parish with multiple choirs, services and concerts.
Choirs: Adult Mixed, Youth, Children
Special Projects: Oversight for tonal design of new 40 rank Schantz organ.

1971 – 1972: Abington Baptist Church, Abington, PA

Organist and Choir Director
Choirs: Adult Mixed, Youth

1969 – 1971: Christ Episcopal Church, Woodbury, NJ

Organist and Choirmaster
Choirs: Adult Mixed, Youth, Children

1968 – 1969: Heidelberg Reformed Church (United Church of Christ), Philadelphia, PA

Organist and Choirmaster – My first church position- I was 15 years old!
Choir: Adult Mixed
Performance Relationships: The Friends Select School Choir


1974 -1975: The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Supplemental Study: Organ Performance

1969 – 1973: The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA
Full Scholarship: Organ Performance

1968 1969: The Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA
Secondary School

Applied Music:

Organ: Cherry Rhodes, Alexander McCurdy, John Weaver, Joseph Parsells

Conducting: Greg Smith, David Rinald, Alexander McCurdy

Voice: David Rinald, Joseph Parsells

Men & Boys, Girls Choirs: Barry Rose, RSCM training courses

Handbells: Donald Allured

Professional Organizations:

The American Guild of Organists


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