Prior to becoming the Assistant Organist at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 2013, Justin previously held organ positions in Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. In addition to his duties as organist, he is currently serving as the chair of the Pittsburgh Organ Academy, a program through the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and he is a pianist for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
As a harpsichordist, Justin has made appearances with Chatham Baroque, Quantum Theatre, and Pittsburgh Camerata. He is a founding member of the Pittsburgh-based group Musica Mundana, and is the regular harpsichordist for the Academy Baroque Ensemble and The Duke’s Music. His continuo work has taken him to festivals in Charleston, South Carolina, and Quito, Ecuador.
Justin’s compositions have been performed at venues including St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle; Kodak Hall in Rochester, New York; and locally by Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Tuesday Musical Club, Shadyside Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, and Pittsburgh Compline Choir.
Justin holds degrees from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music. A native of Akron, Ohio, he has lived in Pittsburgh since 2010.