Naomi Gregory

Naomi Gregory holds degrees in music (B.A. Hons, first class) and musicology (M. Phil.) from the University of Cambridge, UK, where she was Organ Scholar at Sidney Sussex College.  In May 2014, Naomi was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, in the studio of David Higgs.  Her lecture recital (advised by Edoardo Bellotti and Roger Freitas) presented a reconstruction of Vespers from mid-seventeenth century Rome, featuring the Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery.  Her studies at Eastman also included organ improvisation, harpsichord, and theatre organ with William Porter, and organ repertoire and continuo realization with Edoardo Bellotti.  Naomi is currently completing a PhD in musicology at Eastman School of Music.  Her dissertation (advised by Patrick Macey) explores the five and six-voice motet at the royal French court in the early sixteenth century and its role in the performance and practices of royal piety.  She has presented her research at the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference.  Naomi is currently a graduate instructor of Early Music at Eastman School of Music and project coordinator for ‘Performing History: The Italian Baroque Organ and its Cultural Intersections,’ a Humanities Project of the University of Rochester.  She serves as Music Director and Organist of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene in Rochester, NY, and sings in the Christ Church Schola Cantorum.