Death of eminent US organist

Death of eminent US organist


norman lebrecht

February 02, 2021

We have been notified of the death of John Weaver, 83, Director of Music at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church from 1970-2005.

He was chair of the Juilliard School’s organ department from 1987 to 2004 and Head of the organ department at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia from 1972 to 2003.



  • Simon Dearsley says:

    An amazingly kind man and inspirational player.

  • Fabio Coelho says:

    John Weaver was a great artist and a great, decent man. Luckily his time at Juilliard brought and end to the career of organ professor Jon Gillock who was not much of anything.