Monica Czausz is appointed director of music and artistic ministries at King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas, the largest ELCA congregation in north Texas.
Czausz performs under the management of Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc. She has received first prize at numerous competitions including the 2015 American Guild of Organists Southwest Regional Competition for Young Organists and the 2015 Albert Schweitzer Competition in the Young Professionals’ Division. She is a member of The Diapason's 20 under 30 Class of 2016.
In 2019, she graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with an artist diploma in organ and a performer’s certificate in harpsichord, where she studied with Alan Morrison and Leon Schelhase, respectively. She obtained her Bachelor of Music (2016) and Master of Music (2017) degrees in organ performance at Rice University, Houston, Texas, where she studied with Ken Cowan and graduated summa cum laude. While in Houston, she served for two years as full-time organist at Christ Church Cathedral alongside Grammy Award-winning director Robert Simpson.
She has been featured at the 2017, 2016, and 2015 Organ Historical Society national conventions, the 2019 AGO regional convention in New Jersey, the 2017 AGO regional conventions in Dallas and Montreal, the 2016 AGO national convention (as a “Rising Star” and cathedral organist for solemn evensong), the 2016 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, and the 2015 AGO regional convention in Fort Worth.
Engagements for the 2019–2020 season include performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Spivey Hall in Morrow, Georgia, international festivals in Helsinki and Lahti (Finland), and the AGO national convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
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