Equally accomplished as both organist and scholar, Russell Weismann is an emerging young artist whose achievements in performance and academic spheres have earned him international acclaim among audiences and intellectuals alike. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Russell holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from George Mason University. Additionally, Russell completed the Master of Music degree from Yale University and the Bachelor of Music degree cum laude from Duquesne University while earning a certificate of study from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. As an organist, Russell has performed recitals across the United States, as well as in Europe, Central America, and Africa. An active member of the American Guild of Organists, Russell successfully achieved the Guild’s Associate, Colleague, and Service Playing certificates, and has served as Past-Dean and sub-Dean of the District of Columbia Chapter as well as a member of the Guild’s National Board for Membership Development. Among his many community outreach efforts, Russell is in his fourth year as Artistic Director of "Music @ the Monastery," a thriving musical event series held at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C., and director of the Capital Organ Studio, a regional based initiative offering private music lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Russell is currently the Director of Music and Organist at Georgetown University.