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Listening carefully It seems to me that there exists a set of challenges and opportunities that arise from questions about how to listen to one’s own...
Where’s the fire? Throughout my organbuilding career, I’ve owned and driven large vehicles. There was an interval when I tried a mini-van. It was a...
John Hubert Corina, 86, of Athens, Georgia, died December 13, 2014. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he studied piano and organ with his father. As a young...
Malcolm D. Benson died on January 1, 2015, in Ontario, California, of complications from pneumonia. He was 94. Born in Winchester, Indiana, on March...
From the organbuilder It has been a high honor for me and my firm to design and build this new three-manual pipe organ for the St. Vincent Archabbey...
In 2015 there are several composers whose anniversaries can be commemorated, albeit some of the dates are not known for certain; some of the names...
The Organ Historical Society’s 59th Annual Convention took place in central New York with the historic Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse, as convention...
Sight-reading II The first thing that is required for effective sight-reading is that the reading process itself not be impeded by anything practical...
The Ugly Duckling” I am a hopelessly besotted fan of Patrick O’Brien’s magnificent series of novels about the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars...
Remembering George Lucktenberg (1930–2014) Artist Walt Kuhn’s serious but jaunty painting of a horse jockey graced a color postcard from George...
Spreckels Outdoor Organ at 100 years In summer 2001, I had just finished my doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music and was living in New York...
Harold Chaney, New York City organist, died on November 20, 2014. He was 84. The cause was complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. A native of...
What a thrill it was to hear famed organist Dame Gillian Weir play her final public recital at Westminster Cathedral in London on December 5, 2011....
Daniel Roth is widely acclaimed as a leading French organ recitalist, recording artist, improviser, teacher, and composer. He is titular organist of...
To encourage young organists—this has been our raison d’être for the past seventeen years of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival, something with...
Several of my columns in the latter half of 2014 had their subject matter determined by things that had happened recently involving my own students...
To be the very best I often remind myself (and you) of my start in church music. Dad, the Episcopal priest, the organist/choirmaster who was a...
Alan Dann, president of the Estey Organ Museum of Brattleboro, Vermont, died September 7 at the age of 80. Born March 29, 1934, he was educated at...
Glendon Frank:Remembering Hilda Jonas Harpsichordist, pianist, teacher, and, most importantly, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother,...
Mercer University has acquired and has dedicated a new organ for the organ teaching studio in McCorkle Hall, Townsend School of Music. The instrument...