American composer, organist and choral conductor Hampson Sisler has more than 100 works to his credit, including pieces for organ, chorus, concert band, chamber and symphony orchestra. Sisler, who at the age of seventeen, became the youngest person ever to pass the very comprehensive American Guild of Organists examination for Fellowship status, has had performances of his works by Arkady Leytush, Music Director of the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey; Samuel Wong, of the Honolulu and Hong Kong Symphony orchestras; Marlon Daniel of New York s Ensemble du Monde and Prague Symphonietta; and Volodymyr Sirenko, Principal Conductor of the National Symphony of the Ukraine. His works have been performed in cities on every continent, including Buenos Aires, Porto, St. Petersburg, Moskow, Kiev, Odessa, Prague, Honolulu, Yalta, and at New York City s Lincoln Center (Alice Tully and Merkin Halls). His latest works include a trio cantata, Humankind , and a song cycle on five of Shakespeare s, Sonnets. As an organ recitalist, Sisler has given performances in and around New York City, including at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and St. Patrick s Cathedral. Beginning in 1945, Sisler has been serving as Music Director at more than a dozen churches in the greater New York area, including the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn and Metropolitan-Duane United Methodist Church in Manhattan, where he held the post for more than sixteen years. He is currently Music Director at First United Methodist Church, Westfield, New Jersey, official organist of the Doctors Orchestral Society of New York and former Music Director of Central Presbyterian Church, New York, a position once held by Charles Ives.