Neal Campbell has been the Director of Music and Organist of Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach, Florida, since November 2015. Prior to that he held church and synagogue positions in Washington, Philadelphia, the New York City tri-state region, and Virginia, where for 21 years he was organist and choirmaster of St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond, and was on the faculty of the University of Richmond for ten years.
He grew up in Washington, D. C. and attended the University of Maryland where he sang in the renowned University Chorus. He studied organ with William Watkins and Paul Callaway and piano with Roy Hamlin Johnson before he left the area in 1976. He subsequently earned graduate and undergraduate degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where, in various capacities, he studied with several of the leading organists in New York, including Frederick Swann, John Walker, James Litton, McNeil Robinson, Paul-Martin Maki, Arthur Lawrence, Eugenia Earle, and Alec Wyton. He earned the D.M.A. degree in 1996, for which he wrote his dissertation on the life and works of the New York composer-organist Harold Friedell.
He is a member of the New York City chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and is the Dean of the Treasure Coast chapter in Florida. He was on the board of the NYC chapter, was a trustee of its Centennial Millennium Fund, and served as newsletter editor from 2009-2015. He served three terms on the AGO national council representing Region III. He is also a member of the Organ Historical Society, the Association of Anglican Musicians, the Church Club of New York, and the St. Wilfrid Club of the City of New York.