British-born Jeremy Spurgeon won scholarships to study organ and piano accompaniment at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. He later studied organ at the Geneva Conservatoire where he gained the Premier Prix de la Classe de Virtuosité. In 1980, he came to Edmonton as director of music at All Saints’ Cathedral and has since appeared with many Canadian and international ensembles, singers and instrumentalists. His teachers include Eileen Sullivan, Dame Gillian Weir and Lionel Rogg. He has performed in Canada, Britain, Italy, Switzerland and Poland. In 2018, Jeremy Spurgeon was honoured by the University of Alberta with an Honourary Doctor of Letters degree.