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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...
From the organbuilder The Bryn Athyn Cathedral organ has been one of the most fascinating and challenging instruments in the history of the Kegg firm...
The Diapason is pleased to partner with the Chicago and Fox Valley Chapters of the American Guild of Organists and the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the...
Two leaders in the organ world served as faculty for the 64th Sewanee Church Music Conference: Todd Wilson and Peter Conte. Wilson is director of...
Despite the combination of carelessness and wars over the past 400 years, an exceptionally large corpus of keyboard music compiled during the 16th...
On March 2, 2014, the Feast of the Transfiguration, Raymond H. Herbek began his own transfiguration from an earthly body to an immortal one. I had...
Spring break This month’s column is, in a way, a lark or a diversion. It is a winter visit from next spring or from last summer. I am writing about,...
The show must go on. Each month, The Diapason sports a flashy color photo of a pipe organ on the front cover. (So do the other guys.) These photos...
Building a new studio teaching and practice organ for the Curtis Institute of Music came with some unusual parameters. The available space was the...
From the builder As most organ projects go, Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders’ instrument for St. Benedict’s Catholic Church proceeded at a rapid pace....
The American Guild of Organists 2014 National Convention met in Boston, Massachusetts, June 23–27. The weather gods smiled favorably for the most...