Josh Dumbleton, Organist

Josh Dumbleton, Organist

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
BandClassical

Biography

A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mr. Josh Dumbleton serves as Associate Director of Music/Organist at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he serves in conjunction with the Minister of Music, overseeing the church’s extensive music ministry program and has the privilege of presiding over the 97-rank Létourneau Pipe Organ (2007). In addition to service playing responsibilities, Mr. Dumbleton directs one of three children’s choirs, one of three handbell ensembles, and overseeing the churches instrumental ensemble.

Mr. Dumbleton is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University (2002) where he received a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance studying under the tutelage of Dr. Ron Davis. Josh completed graduate school at The University of Texas (2006) where he received a Master of Music in Organ Performance studying under the tutelage of Dr. Frank Speller, Dr. Gerre Hancock, and Dr. Judith Hancock. Throughout the course of his education, Josh has had the privilege of participating in and winning several competitions in organ performance including the College Division of The Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition (2nd place), The Region VII American Guild of Organists (A.G.O.) Organ Competition for Young Organists (2nd place), and the Graduate Division of The William C. Hall Organ Competition in San Antonio, Texas.

Mr. Dumbleton has accompanied numerous choral groups across the Oklahoma, Texas, and the Carolina areas. Mr. Dumbleton has appeared both in solo recitals, and in orchestral settings with chamber orchestra. In addition to his responsibilities with the music ministry programs at Edenton Street United Methodist Church, he is an active member of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the A.G.O., the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of Choristers Guild, and the American Guild of English Handbell Ringing.