Church and/or Role
Cathedral Parish of Bridgeport, Saint Augustine Cathedral
Dr. William H. Atwood is the Director of Music Ministry for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, and Music Director for the Cathedral Parish in Bridgeport. He has also the Music Director for the Connecticut Yankee Chorale in Torrington. Dr. Atwood has held numerous 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 from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Sacred Music from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
In addition to his diocesan work, Dr. Atwood is the Chapter Director for the Bridgeport Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). Previous organ recital engagements have included performances at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, and the 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.