illiam H. Atwood is the Diocesan Director of Music Ministry for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Director of Music at the Cathedral Parish in Bridgeport.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Atwood has held music director positions in Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia.
A native of Connecticut, Dr. Atwood received the Bachelor of Music Degree (magna cum laude) from The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, a Master of Music Degree in Sacred Music (with distinction) from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Sacred Music from The Catholic University of American in Washington, DC.
At Catholic University, Dr. Atwood studied organ with Edward Alan Moore and Ronald Stolk, and choral conducting/sacred music with Leo Nestor.
Dr. Atwood was the recipient of the 2001 Elaine Rendler Scholarship, the 2007 Koinonia Scholarship, the 2008 Cardinal DiNardo Scholarship, the 2009 Steven C. Warner Scholarship, the 2010 NPM Members Scholarship and the 2012 Perrot Scholarship through though the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
He was also the 2001 recipient of the Charlotte Hoyt Bagnall Scholarship for the study of church music and was a Magi Scholar at The Catholic University of America.
Recent organ recital engagements have included performances at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in New York City, the Church of Saint Thomas Aquinas at The University of Virginia and the 2008 Eastern Regional Convention of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
As a composer, Dr. Atwood's works are published by CanticaNOVA Publications, GIA Publications and World Library Publications.
CanticaNOVA Publications is pleased to offer his music in our catalog: