David Craighead

American organist David Craighead was born at Strasburg, Pennsylvania, on 24 January 1924. He studied with Alexander McCurdy at the Curtis Institute. For most of his working life he was Professor of Organ and and Chairman of the Organ Division of the Keyboard Department at the Eastman School of Music, and organist of St Paul's Episcopal Church in Rochester, New York.

David Craighead died at Rochester, New York, on 26 March 2012, leaving recordings of music by J S Bach, Pierre du Mage, Franck, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, Samuel Adler, Paul Cooper, Lou Harrison, William Albright, Vincent Persichetti, Reger and Vierne.