Margaret Harper is appointed visiting lecturer of organ at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. She will teach undergraduate and graduate organ students and manage the organ studio for the 2022–2023 academic year. Harper continues as associate director of music and organist at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas, where she helps oversee a choir program for children and adults as well as being one of three full-time organists on staff. She is the founding co-manager of the RSCM-America’s Dallas Boys Course and serves in leadership roles for the American Guild of Organists, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the Royal School of Church Music–America.
Previously, Harper served as director of music and liturgy at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and as founding director of the choir school at St. John’s, an after-school program for at-risk youth. She has also served as artist faculty in organ at the University of Southern Maine, on the faculty and board of the Young Organist Collaborative, and as a secondary instructor of organ at the Eastman School of Music. She has presented academic papers at national and regional conferences of organizations such as the American Bach Society and the American Guild of Organists. Harper holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Her primary teachers include William Porter, David Higgs, Michel Bouvard, Edoardo Bellotti, and Edward Zimmerman.
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