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Welcome to THE DIAPASON eNEWS. We report the happy news of competition results, for the 2015 Lynnwood Farnam Competition (Canada’s oldest organ competition), and the Taylor Organ Competition in…
Welcome to THE DIAPASON eNEWS. In this issue we note the passing of McNeil Robinson, the destruction by tornado of Zion Lutheran Church (and its Vogelpohl and Spaeth organ) in Delmont, South Dakota,…
Welcome to THE DIAPASON eNEWS. In this issue we note the passing of organbuilder Georg Steinmeyer and of organist and teacher Paul Jordan. Organ-building news includes a fire at the workshop of J.…
We have much good news to report, including the creation of the Sebastian M. Glück College Scholarship, the new partnership Odell Organs, THE DIAPASON’s recent visit to the Juilliard School, Jordan…
I write this on a snowy day (it is officially spring) but despite the weather all is well, and we have positive news to report. Our 20 under 30 winners have been selected—click on 20 UNDER 30 to see…
As many of us face practice times in very cold churches (it is below zero as I write this today), we begin Lent and all the work that will lead up to a glorious (and warmer, we hope!) Easter. We wish…
Here we are, in the bleak midwinter (this is being written as the East Coast receives “snow on snow”)—with the glorious holidays behind us, and now at the start of a new year. It’s a good time to…
This is one of the busiest times of the year for many of us—practicing, rehearsals, extra services, seasonal tunings, and all the usual holiday preparations and festivities. And there may be time to…
We are already at the Thanksgiving holiday, which for church musicians means the busy schedule of Advent and Christmas is just ahead. See the listing of upcoming music events in this newsletter, and…
As we near the end of October, THE DIAPASON is filled with announcements of appointments, honors, management, concert series, and festivals, along with news of organbuilders. To read the news stories…