Alexander Meszler is appointed college organist and assistant professor at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. In addition to the organ, he will be teaching music theory and aural skills.
As a Fulbright recipient, Meszler spent a year in Versailles, France, to research secularism and the organ and to study with Jean-Baptiste Robin at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Versailles. He has presented this research throughout Europe and the United States.
A strong advocate of music by living composers, Alexander currently serves as a member of the American Guild of Organists’ Committee on New Music. He is a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2019 and was the winner of The Diapason’s inaugural Gruenstein Award in 2020. With Kimberly Marshall, he is general editor for a forthcoming online Encyclopedia of the Organ that will contain 4,000 articles. He is vice-president of Epsilon Spires, a non-profit organization for the arts and sustainability in Brattleboro, Vermont, which is home to a historic Estey organ. He leaves positions at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, and Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.
For information: alexandermeszler.com.
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