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Biola AffiliationsFaculty


  • M.L.I.S., San José State University
  • D.M.A., University of Arizona
  • M.M., University of Redlands
  • B.M., University of Glasgow

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In addition to his role as Music and Special Projects Librarian at Biola, John holds the position of Organist at SonRise Christian Fellowship in Fallbrook. He served the Biola Library as Interim Co-Director from 2012-2014 and has contributed to the Biola Conservatory of Music as pianist, organist, and adjunct faculty member. John is from Newcastle, England. He first came to the United States in 1980 with the Scottish National Orchestra Chorus for performances in the Hollywood Bowl.

His current position at the library includes the following responsibilities:

  • Collection development for the School of Fine Arts and Communication:
    • Conservatory of Music
    • Department of Art
    • Department of Cinema and Media Arts
    • Department of Communication Studies
    • Department of Media, Journalism, and Public Relations
  • Cataloging music and media
  • Reference
  • Library Instruction and Information Literacy
  • Special projects assigned by the Library Dean


  • Music Library Association
  • Music Library Association California Chapter
  • American Guild of Organists, San Diego Chapter
Recent Professional Activities


From John Redford plays the Great American Songbook:

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