Archive

May 2012
Sally Cherrington Beggs, chair of the music department and college organist at Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina, died March 17. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1959, she received her undergraduate education...
János Sebestyén (1931-2012) by Robert Tifft There were many sides to János Sebestyén. Few people, even among his friends, knew them all or were aware of his many accomplishments. To record...
  Who do we think we are? I was a few weeks shy of my sixteenth birthday in February 1972 when my wisdom teeth were taken out. I don’t know whether oral surgery was that much more cumbersome in those days,...
Additional practice techniques This month and next month I will discuss a number of practice techniques that involve changing something in the music while practicing. This includes practicing in rhythms other than the...
The Keweenaw (the Copper Country) of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has seen a change in their functioning pipe organs. Since the catalog of the Keweenaw organs was published (The Diapason, February 20071), two of the...
Monday, January 9 The 29th Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians took place January 9–12 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. The conference began with the traditional greeting and introduction of...
Wilma Jensen is heralded as an outstanding recitalist, church musician, and teacher. Her extensive concert career has taken her throughout the United States. She has played on countless well-known instruments, including...
The Richmond Chapter of the AGO gathered on the morning of November 19, 2011 to observe the centennial of a Kimball organ of three manuals and 29 ranks. The chapter was joined by church members who heard a talk by this...
As part of the Organ Historical   Society’s 57th national convention in metropolitan Chicago (to take place July 8–13, 2012), we will visit the corner of Milwaukee and Addison streets in Chicago...
  A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ  Company, Lithonia, Georgia Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Atlanta, Georgia   The O’Neil-Foster Memorial Pipe Organ Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic...
Michael Proscia Organbuilder, Inc., Bowdon, Georgia: Julius Dayle Harding residence, Douglasville, Georgia Michael Proscia Organbuilder, Inc., Bowdon, Georgia  Julius Dayle Harding residence, Douglasville, Georgia In...