A native of Vacaville, California, Alan Montgomery currently serves as the Associate Organist of the Riverside Church in New York.
At the age of 15, Mr. Montgomery moved to the United Kingdom to pursue his interests in organ and church music. While in the UK, he was awarded a number of organ scholarships, including the sixth-form organ scholarship at Lincoln Cathedral. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree from the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with David Graham, Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, and Andrew Dewar. While in London, he also served as Organ Scholar of St. Mark’s, Hamilton Terrace and Farm Street Church.
He is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, where he earned a Master of Music degree, studying with Paul Jacobs. While a student in New York, he was the Director of Music at the Church of St. Thomas More on East 89th Street, where he was responsible for the musical direction of over 300 liturgies per year. At St. Thomas More, Mr. Montgomery directed a professional octet, which sang a wide array of choral repertoire, with a focus on more obscure works of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Mr. Montgomery maintains an active recital schedule in the United States and in Europe. He has recently performed at venues such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Gertrude's Church (Riga), St. Mary's Cathedral (San Francisco), and Union Chapel (London).