Carole Terry to Yale

June 17, 2022
Carole Terry (photo credit: Steve Korn)
Carole Terry (photo credit: Steve Korn)

Carole Terry is appointed visiting professor of organ for the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music, New Haven, Connecticut, for the fall 2022 term. She will teach half the graduate majors in organ and lead the organ seminar along with related activities. Terry is professor of organ and harpsichord emerita at the University of Washington School of Music, Seattle, where she taught for forty years.

Terry’s career as an international performer and teacher of organ and harpsichord has taken her to cities and universities throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. She has appeared at the Bamboo Organ Festival in the Philippines, the Attersee Barock Akademie in Austria, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany. She has been featured at the International Summer School for Young Organists in Oundle (UK), the Mount Royal College Organ Academy, International Summer School in Calgary, and the McGill Summer Organ Academy (Canada). In 2004, Terry was the first American organist to perform on the new Glatter-Götz organ in the concert hall of Perm, Russia. She has performed and served on the panel of jurors for the Musashino Organ Competition in Tokyo, the Tariverdiev International Organ Competition, the St. Albans International Organ Festival and Competition in England, and the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montréal.

In the United States, Terry has been featured as a performer and lecturer at the San Anselmo Organ Festival (California), the Historical Organ in America (Arizona), the Oregon Bach Festival, the Montreat Festival of Worship and Music (North Carolina), and at American Guild of Organists regional conventions. From 2000–2003, she was resident organist and curator for the Seattle Symphony, where she helped to inaugurate the organ built by C. B. Fisk, Inc., in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Her recording on the Loft label, Carole Terry Plays the Watjen Concert Organ, was made on this instrument. Her other recordings are found on the MHS, CRI, and Crystal labels. She is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

For information: ism.yale.edu and concertartists.com

 

Other recent appointments:

James O'Donnell at Yale University

Scott Elsholz to St. Louis Catholic Church, Memphis

Thomas Gaynor at St. Mark's Church, Philadelphia