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Derek Remes_Headshot1My name is Derek Remeš (pronounced ‘remish) and I am a music theorist, organist, pianist and composer. Welcome to my website.

I am a PhD student in Music Theory and a DMA student in Organ Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music, studying repertoire with David Higgs and improvisation with Edoardo Bellotti. I completed the MM degree in organ at Eastman in 2014, and received the Performer’s Certificate in 2015. I also hold BM degrees in Classical Composition and Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston (2010, summa cum laude). My primary teachers there were Dennis Leclaire, Greg Fritze, and Alla Cohen.

My interests include historical keyboard improvisation and partimenti, the academic fugue and pedagogy of the Paris Conservatoire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Renaissance and Baroque musical rhetoric, counterpoint, and analysis.

I am Choir Director and Organist at St. Thomas More Parish in Brighton, NY.

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