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Dayton Art Insitute. 1929 2M Skinner Organ Co.; Opus 749 ; 21 ranks. Chests rebuilt by Hunt Krewson Pipe Organ Services with Double Primary Actions on duplex windchests rebuilt by Columbia Organ Works, Inc.

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Michael Barone
Building upon a curiosity which began in his teens, Michael Barone has been involved with the pipe organ for more than 50 years. As host and senior executive producer of Pipedreams, he is recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music. Pipedreams began in 1982, and it remains the only nationally distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ. Michael’s talent and commitment have been recognized with numerous awards, including the American Guild of Organists President’s Award in 1996, the Distinguished Service Award of the Organ Historical Society in 1997 and the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. In November 2002 he was selected for induction to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
Building upon a curiosity which began in his teens, Michael Barone has been involved with the pipe organ for more than 50 years. As host and senior executive producer of Pipedreams, he is recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music.


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David Baskeyfield
Commended variously for his “masterful artistry” (The Diapason), “excitement and exhilaration” (Organists’ Review, UK) and “astounding virtuosity and musicality” (Choir and Organ, UK), David Baskeyfield has earned a reputation for creative programing, showcasing virtuoso facility tempered by intelligent interpretation, authoritative command of registration and informed above all by intuitive and communicative musicality. “From the first few notes, Baskeyfield’s musicianship let the audience relax. He has that kind of unruffled technique an audience likes in a star, and lent palpable architecture to longer works… His rubato was the most natural of anyone’s; by not over-lingering on details early on in pieces, he won the listener’s indulgence in his grander rhythmic gestures later on.” (Choir and Organ).

His two recorded albums to date, both showcasing instruments of particular historical significance, have been received to consistently high praise: his latest, “Dupré: the American Experience” (Acis) was recorded on the influential Franco-American organ of St. Mary the Virgin, Times Square, NY, the ideal vehicle for the music of a Frenchman so strongly influenced by the instruments he encountered during multiple American tours. It includes the US premiere recording of Baskeyfield’s edition of an unpublished orchestral transcription by Dupré. “This transcription is sublime and one hears the organ as an orchestra demonstrating Baskeyfield’s incredible technique” (Organists’ Review). On his debut recording (ATMA Classique) at the landmark 1914 Casavant organ of St Paul’s, Toronto: “the perfect combination of organ and organist” (American Record Guide); “His choice of tonal colours is masterful… The disc is a fabulous recording and an important document for this historic instrument now more than a century old.” (theWholeNote).

Mr. Baskeyfield specializes particularly in the music of the French composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. One of relatively few organists in North America to improvise regularly in recital, his interest in organ improvisation is informed by study of the apostolic succession of teachers and students at the Paris Conservatoire; this was a school of playing in which composition and improvisation were closely linked. However, his concert repertoire is wide and eclectic, at home with the music of the Old Masters of the 17th-century as with that of the great 19th-century virtuosos. “Baskeyfield knows how to tell a story with the organ, and there seems to be no literature he cannot interpret convincingly.” (The American Organist).

The recipient of an unusual number of first prizes in playing competitions (among others the Canadian International Organ Competition, St. Albans, Miami, and the AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation, all with audience prize), Mr. Baskeyfield’s musical career began as an organ scholar at St John’s College, Oxford, alongside studying for a degree in Law. On the encouragement of David Higgs, he crossed the Atlantic to begin graduate work at the Eastman School of Music as his student, studying improvisation with William Porter. His doctoral research examined the influence of the Paris Conservatoire organ improvisation curriculum on the composed repertoire of Dupré and Vierne.

Mr. Baskeyfield is the Director of Music at Christ Episcopal Church, Pittsford, NY, and serves on the faculty of the Sacred Music Institute of America, teaching organ performance, improvisation and keyboard skills alongside a comprehensive curriculum in church music. Alongside solo performance and teaching, he enjoys work as a collaborative pianist and organist, continuo player, and occasional cocktail pianist. He has been broadcast a number of times on American Public Media’s Pipedreams, as well as NPR’s With Heart and Voice and, more locally, as part of the daily playlist on classical station WXXI. He has occasionally given theatre organ recitals. He is currently enthusiastic about cooking, brewing, sports fishing, beekeeping and aquarium fish (in particular the species endemic to the East African Rift Lakes, Malawi and Tanganyika). He shares his house with two springer spaniels, Lucy and Wilbur.

He is represented in North America by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.
Commended variously for his “masterful artistry” (The Diapason), “excitement and exhilaration” (Organists’ Review, UK) and “astounding virtuosity and musicality” (Choir and Organ, UK), David Baskeyfield has earned a reputation for creative programing.
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Nathan Laube
Nathan Laube is a leading performer and pedagogue who is beloved around the world. His extensive recital career includes major venues spanning four continents, with appearances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Berlin Cathedral, the Dortmund Konzerthaus, St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, and the Sejong Center, Seoul. Highlight performances in the USA include Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Verizon Hall, Philadelphia; Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco; The Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas TX; Overture Hall, Madison, WI; the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN; Washington National Cathedral; Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall in Kansas City, MO; and Spivey Hall in Morrow, GA. His recent appearances have included the first inaugural recital of the restored Harrison & Harrison organ of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, as well as performances at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. In the summer of 2017 he was Organist in Residence at the famous Christian Müller Organ of the St.-Bavokerk in Haarlem as part of the Municipal Organ Recital Series. In May of 2018 he performed the Hindemith Kammermusik VII with the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker (formerly Orchestra Academy). Nathan also frequently presents concert tours in the United Kingdom, where highlight venues have included York Minster, Canterbury Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Hereford Cathedral and Truro Cathedral; and in 2019 he performed the complete Bach Clavierubung III at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Highlights of Mr. Laube’s recent and upcoming festival appearances around the world include the Berlin Orgelsommer (DE), the Stuttgart Internationaler Orgelsommer (DE), the Naumburg Orgelsommer (DE), the 300th Anniversary festival of the 1714 Silbermann organ in the Freiberg Cathedral (DE), the Dresden Music Festival (DE), the Orléans Organ Festival (FR), Bordeaux Festival d’Été (FR), the Lapua Festival (FI), the Lahti Organ Festival (FI), the 2015 and 2016 Smarano Organ Academy (IT), the Göteborg Festival (SE), the Max Reger Foundation of America’s 2015 Max Reger Festival (USA), the WFMT Bach Project for which he performed the complete Clavierübung III in Chicago (USA), and several EROI Festivals at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester (USA).

Performances for conventions and conferences are frequent. Mr. Laube was a featured performer at the 2018 National Convention of the Organ Historical Society (OHS) in Rochester New York, performing a solo recital at Sacred Heart Cathedral. He was also featured at the Society’s conventions in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Mr. Laube also serves in leadership roles for the OHS, as Chair of the Friends of the Library and Archives, and he co-chaired the 2018 OHS national convention in Rochester, NY. For the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Nathan was a featured performer at their national conventions in 2010 in Washington, DC and in 2012 in Nashville, TN, and performed for multiple 2017 and 2019 regional conventions of the Guild.

Mr. Laube has two CD recordings available: the Stephen Paulus Grand Concerto on the Naxos label (NAXOS 8.559740) recorded with the Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero, conducting, for which the Nashville Symphony received a GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Compendium; and a more-recent solo recital recording on the Ambiente label (AMBIENTE ACD-1062), recorded at the Stadtkirche in Nagold, Germany. He has collaborated with solo artists including Andreas Ottensamer, principal clarinet with the Berliner Philharmoniker; Chris Martin, principal trumpet with both the Chicago and New York Philharmonic; and violinist Rachel Barton. Many of Mr. Laube’s live performances have been featured on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams.”

Associate Professor of Organ on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York, and International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK, Nathan is frequently asked to teach master classes and workshops in connection with his concerts, and often serves on the faculty for Pipe Organ Encounters in the USA – clinics presented by The American Guild of Organists designed to introduce young keyboardists to the pipe organ and its vast repertoire. He has also taught at the Oberlin Summer Organ Academy in Ohio and at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Summer Organ Academy in Philadelphia, and regularly presents masterclasses in the United States and in Europe.
Nathan Laube is a leading performer and pedagogue who is beloved around the world. His extensive recital career includes major venues spanning four continents.


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Damin Spritzer
After an appointment as Visiting Professor of Music for the Fall of 2014, Dr. Damin Spritzer has been full-time Assistant Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma with the American Organ Institute since Fall of 2015. She continues to work with the Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew in Dallas as Artist-in-Residence for Cathedral Arts, and was recently Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas teaching Organ Literature and Sacred Music. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Leupold Foundation, dedicated to the preservation of pipe organ music and culture, and is active in the Dallas and Southern Plains Chapters of the American Guild of Organists in various roles.

Her performances have spanned several continents and included historic churches and instruments such as the Nicolaikirche in Leipzig, Germany;  Sainte-Croix in Orléans, France; at Igreja Nossa Senhora de Fátima and Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem in Sao Paolo, Brazil; the La Verna Festival in Italy; four performances with the Terra Sancta Festival in Israel; Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Massachusetts; New York City at St. Patrick’s Cathedral; with Aaron David Miller at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina; the University of Houston 2012 Conference on Historical Eclecticism: Organ Building and Playing in the 21st Century; and numerous additional performances throughout the United States, including the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, the Big XII Trombone Conference in Lubbock, and the 2017 International Trombone Festival in Redlands, California.
After an appointment as Visiting Professor of Music for the Fall of 2014, Dr. Damin Spritzer has been full-time Assistant Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma with the American Organ Institute since Fall of 2015.
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Peter Sykes
Peter Sykes is one of the most distinguished and versatile keyboard artists performing today.

His playing has variously been called “compelling and moving,” “magnificent and revelatory,” and “bold, imaginative, and amazingly accurate.” He has appeared in recital for the American Guild of Organists, the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society, the Organ Historical Society, American Institute of Organbuilders, International Society of Organbuilders, at the Library of Congress, Boston Early Music Festival, Aston Magna Festival, New England Bach Festival, Portland Chamber Music Festival, New Hampshire Music Festival, and with Ensemble Project Ars Nova, The King’s Noyse, Musica Antiqua Köln, Blue Heron, and throughout the United States, including an appearance in Boston’s Jordan Hall as a featured soloist in the Bank of Boston Emerging Artists Celebrity Series. He is frequently heard on the nationally syndicated radio program “Pipedreams.” Appearances include an all-Bach inaugural recital on a new organ built by Fritz Noack for the Langholtskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bach’s Goldberg Variations for the Cambridge Society for Early Music and at Music Sources in Berkeley, CA, Manuel de Falla's Harpsichord Concerto with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, the Schumann Piano Quintet on original instruments with the Van Swieten Quartet, Samuel Barber’s organ concerto Toccata Festiva and a pedal piano recital of works of Schumann and Alkan at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. In March 2004 he was given the honor of performing the dedication recital on the newly restored 1800 Tannenberg two-manual organ in Old Salem, North Carolina, an event featured on the nationally broadcast television show CBS Sunday Morning. He was a member of the continuo team for the Boston Early Music Festival opera productions of Cavalli's Ercole Amante, Lully's Thésée and Psyché and Conradi’s Ariadne. He also appears regularly in concert and on recordings with Boston Baroque and Aston Magna. With Christa Rakich he created Tuesdays With Sebastian, an independent two-year benefit concert series in which he and Ms. Rakich performed the entire keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach for the organ and harpsichord in thirty-four recitals. He has premiered new works by Dan Locklair, James Woodman, and Joel Martinson, and has performed well over twenty-five dedication recitals for new or rebuilt organs. He also performs frequently on the clavichord and was one of two featured players on this instrument at the 2009 Boston Early Music Festival. In May 2011 he performed clavichord recitals for the British and Dutch Clavichord Societies in London and Amsterdam, at Fenton House in London and the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands, and for the “Party in the City” night of concerts as part of the International Music Festival in Bath. In May and June 2014 he returned to Europe for concerts including Domaene Dahlem in Berlin and St. Remi Basilica in Reims.

His solo recordings include J.S. Bach’s complete Leipzig Chorales recorded on the Noack organ of the Langholtskirkja in Reykjavik, From The Heartland - Two Nordlie Organs in South Dakota, Harpsichord Music of Couperin and Rameau, A Nantucket Organ Tour, MAXimum Reger: Favorite Organ Works, and Modern Organ Music, a disc of music by Hindemith, Heiller, Pinkham, Woodman, and Icelandic composers on the Noack organ in the Neskirkja in Reykjavik. His bestselling recording of his organ transcription of Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets was named Best of 1996 by Audio Review, a Super CD by Absolute Sound in 1999, and garnered accolades in every review. He appears on the Cambridge Bach Ensemble recording The Muses of Zion, performing organ works of Tunder and Buxtehude on the Fisk meantone organ of Wellesley College, the Music from Aston Magna recording of the oratorio The Triumph of Time and Truth, in which he performs the first known organ concerto movement of Handel, a recording of the organ concerto Cymbale of Julian Wachner, and the Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque recordings of Handel’s Messiah, Bach's B-Minor Mass, and Monteverdi’s Vespers. His most recent solo recordings include the dedication recital on the Tannenberg organ in Old Salem, available on the Raven label, an all-Bach recording on an original Schiedmayer clavichord, also on the Raven label, and the complete Bach harpsichord partitas, available on the Centaur label. Soon to appear will be Book I of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and the complete Bach sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord with Daniel Stepner.

He holds degrees from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Gabriel Chodos, Blanche Winogron, Mireille Lagacé, Robert Schuneman, and Yuko Hayashi, and Concordia University in Montreal, where he studied with Bernard Lagacé. In 1978 he was winner of the Chadwick Medal from the New England Conservatory for outstanding undergraduate achievement; in the same year, he was a winner of the school’s annual concerto competition, playing the Harpsichord Concerto of Frank Martin. In 1983 he was the winner of the Boston Chapter American Guild of Organists Young Artists Competition; in 1986, winner of the Second International Harpsichord Competition sponsored by the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society. He was the 1993 laureate of the Erwin Bodky Award for excellence in early music performance. In May 2005 he received the Outstanding Alumni award from the New England Conservatory for career achievement since graduation. In May 2011 he was honored by the St. Botolph Club Foundation with its Distinguished Artist Award, a major gift awarded annually to an artist who has demonstrated outstanding talent and an exceptional diversity of accomplishment; previous recipients include painter Edward Hopper, poets Elizabeth Bishop and Stanley Kunitz, sculptor Alexander Calder, and writers George V. Higgins, Annie Dillard, and Sissela Bok. The award letter characterized him as “one of the major musical intellects and imaginations of our time.”

In demand as a teacher and mentor of aspiring professional performers, he is Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Historical Performance Department at Boston University. In the spring of 2014 he was invited to join the faculty of the Historical Performance Department at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City as its principal instructor of harpsichord. Since 1985 he has served as Director of Music at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational. He is Chair of the Organ Library Committee of the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and has been adjudicator for competitions sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and the Bach International Harpsichord Festival in Montreal as well as the Broadwood Harpsichord Competition in London and the Miami International Organ Competition. A member of the board of the Cambridge Society for Early Music, he is a founding board member and current president of the Boston Clavichord Society.
Peter Sykes is one of the most distinguished and versatile keyboard artists performing today.


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Craig Cramer
Craig Cramer is Professor of Organ and Artist in Residence at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He also serves as organist at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Elkhart, Indiana. He holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance. The Eastman School also awarded him the prestigious Performer's Certificate in Organ. He has studied with Russell Saunders, William Hays, James Drake, David Boe, and André Marchal (Paris). Cramer has been named the winner of several important competitions.

One of the most traveled organists of his generation, Cramer maintains an active recital career across the country and in Europe. He has performed in forty-four of the United States as well as in Canada. Regularly invited to play some of the most important historic organs in the world, Cramer's European concerts have included performances in Germany on the 1727 König organ in Steinfeld, the 1748 Gottfried Silbermann in Nassau, and Schnitger organs in Norden, and Steinkirchen. In the Netherlands he has performed on the 1725 Hagerbeer/Schnitger in Alkmaar, the 1727 Müller in Leeuwarden, the 1643/1814 Bader/Timpe organ in Zutphen, the 1696 Schnitger organ in Noordbroek, the 1770 Hinsz organ in Midwolda, the 1756 Van Deventer organ in Nijkerk, the 1756 Müller organ in Beverwijk, the 1768 Bätz organ in Woerden and the 1726 Vater organ in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. He recently performed in Denmark on the Compenius and Marcusson organs in the Frederiksborg Slotskirke in Hilleröd and the Lorentz/Marcusson organ in Roskilde Cathedral. In Sweden he performed in Buxtehude's church Sancta Maria in Helsingborg and on the new (2000) North German Organ built by GoArt in the style of Schnitger in the Orgryte nya kyrka in Göteborg. He has also performed in Austria, France, Switzerland, Finland and Poland.

Dr. Cramer was instrumental in the installation of a new organ hall and organ built by Paul Fritts on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, which he dedicated in January of 2005 by performing a series of ten different recital programs. This organ was the focal point of an AGO National Pedagogy Conference on the subject of Buxtehude given in September 2005. In honor of the 300th anniversary of the death of Dieterich Buxtehude in 2007, Dr. Cramer presented Buxtehude's complete organ works in a series of nine concerts on this organ. During the 2011-12 season, he again performed the complete organ works of Buxtehude in a series of 6 concerts on the organ by Paul Fritts in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Columbus, Ohio. Cramer performed the complete organ works of Bach during a series of eighteen concerts using a distinguished set of mechanical-action organs in the state of Indiana. He was a featured performer at the 2008 EROI Festival in Rochester, New York. Cramer has performed for conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society and ALCM, as well as for many AGO Chapters across the country. He was one of the featured organ soloists at the AGO National Convention in Boston in 2014, of which Jonathan Ambrosino wrote in Choir and Organ Magazine, “Craig Cramer presented a dense and fascinating contrapuntal programme (sic), concluding with Reger’s Second Sonata, brilliantly and fearlessly played". He has also appeared as a soloist with a number of different orchestras.

Dr. Cramer's performances are frequently heard on American Public Media's program, "Pipedreams" (www.pipedreams.com). He has fifteen CD recordings to his credit including releases on the Arkay, Dominant, Dulcian, Motette-Ursina, Organeum and JAV labels. He has recorded three CDs for Naxos, including a recording of works of Buxtehude on the Fritts organ at Pacific Lutheran University. JAV Recordings has released Cramer's premiere recording of the Notre Dame Fritts organ as well as his recording on the new Fritts organ at St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. JAV will shortly release two more Buxtehude recordings performed on the new Taylor and Boody organ at Goshen College (Indiana). The University of Notre Dame recently recognized Cramer with a Kaneb distinguished faculty award.
Craig Cramer is Professor of Organ and Artist in Residence at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He also serves as organist at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Elkhart, Indiana. He holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance.
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Gregory Crowell
Gregory Crowell has appeared as organist, harpsichordist, clavichordist, lecturer, and conductor in Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada, and the United States. He has performed in many international festivals and conventions, including the Boston Early Music Festival, Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists, nine National Conventions of the Organ Historical Society, the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, the Valparaiso Bach Institute, the Boston Clavichord Society, and numerous meetings of the Southeastern and Midwestern Historical Keyboard Societies. Particularly noted for his performances of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Crowell has been a featured performer at the Weener (Germany) International Bach Series, the Grand Rapids Bach Festival, the Old West (Boston) Bach Marathon, and the Valparaiso Bach Institute. In the spring of 2000, Dr. Crowell was invited to perform and lecture in the Bach Organ Festival held at St. Luke's in Tokyo, during which time he also served as visiting scholar at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. In July 2006, Crowell was invited to speak on interdisciplinary models of teaching music history at Oxford University as part of the Oxford Round Table.

Broadcasts of Gregory Crowell’s performances have been heard on WCRB Boston, WGUC in Cincinnati, Northwest German Radio, Belgian Public Radio, WBLU in Grand Rapids, WMUK in Kalamazoo, WFMT (Chicago), and NPM’s Pipedreams. His compact disc recordings include live organ performances on the OHS label, and, with hornist Paul Austin, the compact disc Moons and Ancestoers: The Music of Robert Shechtman.

Crowell's solo performances have been described as "beautiful, flexible, expressive" (The Diapason), "full of panache and expression" (Ostfriesen Kurier), "reliable as a sunrise, steady as a rock, especially in the virtuoso finale" (The Grand Rapids Press), and "this listener cannot recall ever having heard better" (The Boston Herald).

Crowell has also published widely on subjects related to early keyboard instruments and their repertoire in such periodicals as The Diapason, The American Organist, Harpsichord and Fortepiano, Clavichord International, The Tracker, and De Clavicordio. From 2004 to 2008, Crowell served as Director of Publications for the Organ Historical Society, in which capacity he served as editor of The Tracker, a quarterly scholarly journal dedicated to the historic pipe organ. He now serves as the editor of Clavichord International, the only scholarly journal devoted entirely to the clavichord.

Dr. Crowell holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati, and has studied further at the North German Organ Academy, Academia del Organo (Pistoia, Italy), and Musika Hamabostaldia (San Sebastian, Spain). His teachers include Yuko Hayashi, Bernard Lagacé, Mireille Lagacé, Roberta Gary, and Harald Vogel. Dr. Crowell serves as University Organist and Affiliate Professor of Music General Education at Grand Valley State University, and Director of Music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Crowell performs under the auspices of Independent Concert Artists.
Gregory Crowell has appeared as organist, harpsichordist, clavichordist, lecturer, and conductor in Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada, and the United States. He has performed in many international festivals and conventions.


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Justin Hartz
Justin Hartz has been acclaimed as a visionary musician and gifted communicator whose expertise entertains and inspires a broad audience of listeners.

Hartz received his bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey and Master of Music from The Juilliard School. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships including an E. Power Biggs Fellow of The Organ Historical Society.

In 1989, Hartz began his association with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. At Longwood he performs recitals and sing-alongs as one of the Holiday season organists on the historic 10,010 Pipe Aeolian Organ. Aeolian’s magnum opus, it is the largest residence pipe organ in North America.

Hartz performed the dedication recital of the restored E.M. Skinner organ at Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina. At Biltmore, he recorded a Christmas CD, DECK THE HALLS. In addition, his performances were captured on MIDI permitting the Biltmore Estate to demonstrate the organ at all times.

Hartz’s recordings include the CD, HARTZ AND FLOWERS and a video on the Midnight Pipes series, both performed at Longwood. His performances at LONGWOOD are also featured on the four-CD set, Historic Organs of Philadelphia. He can also be heard on the four-CD sets, Historic Organs of Pennsylvania, Historic Organs of Buffalo, as well as Historic Organs of Cleveland.

Hartz’s interests include historically informed performances on the piano and its predecessors. He is also an advocate for the reed organ. To that end, he was interviewed by NPR affiliate WVIA, Scranton, for a recital he performed on a large two manual and pedal Estey reed organ last fall.
Justin Hartz has been acclaimed as a visionary musician and gifted communicator whose expertise entertains and inspires a broad audience of listeners.
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Yun Kim
Concert organist Yun Kim is widely hailed for her vibrant performances and is passionate about presenting engaging programs of diverse musical styles to her audiences. Concert reviewers have described her performances as “remarkable” (The American Organist), “uniquely spectacular” (Hope College Anchor), and that she “plays with great sensitivity and great élan” (The Diapason). Yun has been a featured recitalist at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Washington National Cathedral, Methuen Memorial Music Hall, and at National Conventions of the Organ Historical Society and Regional AGO Conventions. Her performances have been broadcast nationally on Pipedreams and Seattle Public Radio’s From the Organ Loft.

After completing undergraduate organ study with Carole Terry at the University of Washington, Yun received both her master’s and doctoral degrees in organ performance with minors in early music and music theory from Indiana University, where her principal teachers were Christopher Young and Elisabeth Wright. She is honored to be the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

A prize winner at both regional and national American Guild of Organists competitions, Yun has served as an adjudicator at regional AGO conventions and the Fort Wayne National Organ Competition, and as Competition Coordinator for the Great Lakes AGO Region. She is past Dean of the Dayton (Ohio) AGO Chapter, has served on the faculties of Pipe Organ Encounters programs for teens, and has chaired the Dayton Church Music Workshop. She is currently on the faculty at Sinclair Community College and serves as organist and choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio.

Yun’s latest CD, Wild Card, has been released on the Raven label. Her earlier CD, Of Another Time, is also available on the MSR Classics label. Please visit her website at yunkyongkim.com for more information.
Concert organist Yun Kim is widely hailed for her vibrant performances and is passionate about presenting engaging programs of diverse musical styles to her audiences.


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Robert Barney
Robert Barney came to Trinity in 1994. In addition, in September 2009, he was appointed Artistic Director for Youth pro Musica, Boston’s oldest young people’s choir program, and he teaches private lessons in Piano, Voice and Organ. Robert is also heard regularly in solo performances as an organist, harpsichordist and singer.

Robert sings with the Seraphim Singers and serves as an artistic advisor for the group. He has performed solo recitals in the U.S. and Europe as well as for gatherings of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Organ Historical Society (OHS) and the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM). Several convention documentary recordings of the OHS include his playing and he has been featured in the nationally syndicated radio program Pipedreams.
Robert Barney came to Trinity in 1994. In addition, in September 2009, he was appointed Artistic Director for Youth pro Musica, Boston’s oldest young people’s choir program, and he teaches private lessons in Piano, Voice and Organ.
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Scott Montgomery
Acclaimed as a sensitive and rock-solid performer with a delicate, yet commanding use in registering the many colors of the instrument (The American Organist), Scott Montgomery holds an active career in all facets as a musician. He is currently the Associate Director of Music and Organist for Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a private instructor of piano and organ, and a widely respected concert organist.

Scott became nationally recognized in 2006 by winning both the Lilian Murtagh Memorial Award (first-prize) and the Audience Prize of the prestigious American Guild of Organists' National Young Artist Competition in Organ Playing (NYACOP), the first person to win both prizes in the history of the competition. Scott has been a prize winner in several other notable competitions including first-prize in the American Guild of Organists' Region V Competition in Evansville, Indiana (1997), second-prize in the Arthur Poister National Organ Competition in Syracuse, New York (2002), and was also the first recipient of the M. Louise Miller Scholarship (2002) sponsored by the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of organists. Scott is a member of the Concert Artist Cooperative, a roster of national and international concert artists.

Scott is widely active as a concert organist throughout the country and abroad. Notable performance venues have included Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA), Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA), Ball State University (Muncie, IN), and Heinz Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA). He has performed for both regional and national conventions for the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Organ Historical Society (OHS), National Pastoral Musician Conferences (NPM), and for Pipe Organ Encounters (POE) in the Midwest for both youth and adults. His performances have been broadcast on nationally syndicated radio programs "Pipedreams" and "With Heart and Voice."

Scott has produced three critically acclaimed compact disc recordings. Water and Light, released in 2008 by the Pro Organo label, features the tonally resourceful Mander Organ at Peachtree United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. His second CD, Inspirations From England, released in 2009 by the Regent Record label, featuring the two Mander Organs at St Peter’s Episcopal Church in St Louis, Missouri. Most recently, Scott released his third CD, Organo Plano: Music for a Joyous Occasion, on the Raven label, showcasing the large Reuter Organ at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas.

Scott received his formal training at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees in organ performance studying with Dr Dana Robinson.
Acclaimed as a sensitive and rock-solid performer with a delicate, yet commanding use in registering the many colors of the instrument (The American Organist), Scott Montgomery holds an active career in all facets as a musician.


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Stephen Price
Stephen C. Price has recently been appointed Assistant Professor of Organ, where he will lead studies in organ performance and church music. Price was formerly the Associate Director of Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church, San Diego, CA. In addition to serving as a church musician, he also built a private studio of piano, organ, and keyboard harmony students in the San Diego area.

In 2009, Price graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance, where he studied with Stephen Roberts. Following his undergraduate career, Price received a Fulbright Grant to France, studying organ at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse with Michel Bouvard, and Jan Willem Jansen, where he received the Diplôme d’Études Musicales, in addition to Le Prix François Vidal from the city of Toulouse, with mention “Très Bien” from the jury. While studying in France, Stephen performed recitals at numerous venues in France including the Basilica of Saint-Sernin (Toulouse) and the American Church (Paris).

Price graduated with a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in 2012. The following fall, Price competed in the Franz Schmidt 4th International Organ Competition in Kitzbüel, Austria, and was awarded the Robert Fuchs Prize. He also received a monetary award and was featured in the final prize winners concert in Hopfgarten, Austria. In the fall of 2013, Price competed in the City of Biarritz 14th International Organ Competition in France, sponsored by the André Marchal Organ Academy. Price was one of three competitors who advanced to the final round of the competition and was the only representative from the United States. In October of 2014, Price competed in the Canadian International Organ Competition where he earned a place as a semi-finalist.

In 2015, Price was awarded a member of the Inaugural Class of, 20 under 30 winners by the Diapason Magazine, recognizing young professionals who have contributed to the fields of Organ and Sacred music. Price is currently finishing research based on the topic of "Organ Pedagogy" in fulfillment of the Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University in the studio of Janette Fishell. Price maintains an active schedule in performing solo organ recitals and collaborative accompanying across the U.S.
Stephen C. Price has recently been appointed Assistant Professor of Organ, where he will lead studies in organ performance and church music. Price was formerly the Associate Director of Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church, San Diego, CA.
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Andrew Scanlon
A native of Methuen, Massachusetts, Andrew Scanlon has been a professor in the keyboard faculty at East Carolina University since 2009, where he directs the graduate and undergraduate programs in organ and sacred music. In addition, he is the organist & choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, NC and artistic director of East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation. From 2005—2009 Andrew served as organ faculty at Duquesne University, and previously held positions at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (New York), St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral (Buffalo), First Presbyterian Church (Pittsburgh) and Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School. A frequent performer at the organ, Scanlon has performed at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and the Organ Historical Society. He is in frequent demand as a clinician and workshop presenter, having presented sessions for AGO chapters and conventions, including national and regional conventions in Boston and Richmond. Prof. Scanlon has taught and performed at courses for the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) in Charlotte and in Nigeria. He has given recitals throughout North America, Europe, and Africa, performing in some of the world’s most significant religious venues such as Cadet Chapel at West Point Military Academy, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, (New York), Notre-Dame Cathedral, The American Cathedral and La Trinité Church (Paris) and other venues in England, Italy, Germany, Canada and Croatia. Actively involved in the AGO, Andrew Scanlon holds the Fellowship diploma (FAGO), has been a faculty member for three Pipe Organ Encounters, and serves on the National Board of Examiners and, previously, the Committee on Professional Certification. He is a graduate of Duquesne University and both the Institute of Sacred Music and School of Music at Yale University. His most recent CD recording, Solemn and Celebratory, featuring the Fisk organ at St. Paul’s in Greenville, was released in 2013. The Organists’ Review (UK, June 2014) called Scanlon’s playing on this recording “stately,” “well measured,” and “exemplary”; and The Diapason (Feb. 2015) describes it as “beautifully realized,” stating that “both performer and organ seem to excel in [the] French Romantic repertoire.” Andrew’s principal teachers have been John Skelton, Ann Labounsky, David Craighead, John Walker, and Thomas Murray.
A native of Methuen, Massachusetts, Andrew Scanlon has been a professor in the keyboard faculty at East Carolina University since 2009, where he directs the graduate and undergraduate programs in organ and sacred music.


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Stephen Schnurr
Stephen Schnurr has been director of music for Saint Paul Catholic Church, Valparaiso, Indiana, since 1990. He has led the adult and young people's choirs of the church on tours of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria with performances in Rome, Dublin, Madrid, Barcelona, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Leipzig, Salzburg, and Vienna, including performances for Saint John Paul II and for Pope Francis. Since 2017, he has served as editorial director and publisher of The Diapason. In addition, he is adjunct instructor of organ for Valparaiso University.

At Duke and Yale universities, he studied organ with Thomas Murray, Charles Krigbaum, Gerre Hancock, Peter Williams, and Robert Parkins. As a recitalist, he has played programs throughout the United States as well as in Germany, England, Northern Ireland, and Poland.
Stephen Schnurr has been director of music for Saint Paul Catholic Church, Valparaiso, Indiana, since 1990.
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Graham Schultz
L. Graham Schultz currently serves as associate director of music and organist at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas. There, he assists in all facets of a vibrant music program in one of the nation’s largest Episcopal churches. Previously, he served as the Lloyd Cast Organ Fellow at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany, New York, where he was principal organist and assisted in overseeing the acclaimed Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.

Schultz has played for numerous choral residencies in Britain including at the Cathedrals of York, Durham, Gloucester, Hereford, Rochester, and St. Patrick’s, Dublin. He has been heard on BBC Radio 3’s Choral Evensong, American Public Media’s Pipedreams, and national broadcasts of With Heart and Voice. Schultz has been featured as a performer at conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society in addition to multiple appearances at the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival.

His discography includes To Thee All Angels Cry Aloud, a recording of the sacred choral works of Benjamin Britten with the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany and Choral Evensong for Eastertide from the Church of the Incarnation. Schultz is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Cleveland Institute of Music and Southern Methodist University. He has studied organ with Stefan Engels, Todd Wilson, Thomas Bara and Charlie Rigsby as well as harpsichord with James Richman and improvisation with George Baker. He holds the prestigious Fellowship Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.

Schultz currently serves as the director of Robert T. Anderson Recital Series for the Dallas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians.
L. Graham Schultz currently serves as associate director of music and organist at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas.


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J.R. Daniels
J.R. Daniels is the organist and choirmaster at Saints Simon and Jude Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his degrees at Grove City College and Duquesne University. Mr. Daniels has passed the prescribed tests in service playing and holds the prestigious Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.

A native of Cortland, New York, Mr. Daniels is a specialist on historic organs. A former E. Power Biggs Fellow of the Organ Historical Society, he has championed their cause on the local and national levels, authoring several articles, performing numerous recitals and helping to restore and save many instruments. He is recognized as the authority on the life and works of the French Romantic organist and composer, Theodore Salome.
J.R. Daniels is the organist and choirmaster at Saints Simon and Jude Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Bruce Stevens
Bruce Stevens is active as a recitalist across the United States and Europe. He frequently plays for the annual national conventions of the Organ Historical Society, and he has performed for regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and for the national convention of the American Institute of Organbuilders. After receiving degrees in music from the University of Richmond and the University of Illinois, he moved to Europe, going first to Denmark for a year of organ study in Copenhagen with Finn Viderø and Grethe Krogh. Later, he moved to Vienna to become a student of Anton Heiller for several years. He also studied at the Royal School of Church Music near London. Mr. Stevens has been a finalist in the American Guild of Organists competition as well as in other national competitions held in Los Angeles and Fort Wayne. Active as a recording artist, he has produced seven discs for Raven Recordings, including a series of four CDs devoted to Josef Rheinberger’s organ sonatas played on various historic American organs.

Mr. Stevens is director of Historic Organ Study Tours (HOST), which he founded in 1994 to further the study of historic organs in Europe and elsewhere. He also works as a writer-editor for the Virginia Department of Education.
Bruce Stevens is active as a recitalist across the United States and Europe.


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Michael Unger
Canadian-born organist and harpsichordist Michael Unger is Assistant Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. A multiple award-winning performer, he appears as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Europe and Japan. He is a First Prize winner of the International Organ Competition Musashino-Tokyo, a First Prize and Audience Prize winner of the National Young Artists’ Competition of the American Guild of Organsits (NYACOP), and a Second Prize and Audience Award winner of the International Schnitger Organ Competition on the historic organs of Alkmaar, the Netherlands. Featured solo recitals include performances for the national convention of the American Guild of Organists, Boulder Bach Festival, Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg – Musica Sacra, and numerous international and regional recital series. Recent harpsichord performances include the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival, appearances with Publick Musick and New York State Baroque, and collaborations as part of conventions for the International Viola Society and International Society of Bassists. He received favorable international reviews for his debut solo recordings under the Naxos and Pro Organo labels: Michael Unger: Organ Recital (recorded in Japan) and Universe of Poetry (recorded in Rochester, NY). His performances have been broadcast on North American and European radio, in addition to syndicated programs Pipedreams and With Heart and Voice.

Unger holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied under David Higgs and William Porter, and was a recipient of Eastman’s Performer’s Certificate and the Jerald C. Graue Musicology Fellowship. He is a Gold Medal graduate of the University of Western Ontario, and his former teachers include Ethel Briggs, Sandra Mangsen, Joel Speersta, and the late Larry Cortner. He is formerly the Director of Music at Rochester’s Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, and is a published composer of choral music.
Canadian-born organist and harpsichordist Michael Unger is Assistant Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.
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Don VerKuilen
Don VerKuilen, a native of Appleton Wisconsin, is a concert organist, church musician and composer. Through a generous scholarship from First English Lutheran Church of Appleton, Don started his organ studies with the late Frank Rippl. His career in organ started early, taking his first organist position at the age of 13. Don continued his studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music under James David Christie and Jonathan Moyer. He has also studied performance and improvisation with Marie-Louise Langlais, widow of Jean Langlais. Don has an active performance career as a solo recitalist across the United States and abroad. As a composer, Don’s Toccata was premiered at the 2016 National American Guild of Organists Convention. Not limited to organs performance, Don’s interest in organ includes organ building. He has worked with numerous organ firms and now owns his own, The VerKuilen Organ Company. Currently, Don and his wife Caitlin reside in Cleveland Ohio where he is finishing his organ studies at The Cleveland Institute of Music with Todd Wilson. Don is also the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Rocco Catholic Church in Cleveland where he championed its revival of the Tridentine Latin Mass.
Don VerKuilen, a native of Appleton Wisconsin, is a concert organist, church musician and composer.


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Clark Wilson
Clark Wilson, a native of Ohio, began musical training at age nine. Growing up, he accompanied numerous stage musicals, was organist at several churches, and listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest and Men of Achievement. He has Life Member status in the International Tri-M Music Honor Society and is listed in Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.

Following several years with the Schantz Organ Company as a reed voicer and tonal finisher, his professional playing career began at Pipe Organ Pizza in Milwaukee, WI. He has been on the playing staffs at Paramount Music Palace, Indianapolis, IN and Pipes and Pizza, Lansing, IL. He is on the organ staff at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, AZ where he assisted with the planning and installation of the world’s largest Wurlitzer organ.

Clark has recorded seven albums, played for the 1990 Organ Historical Society convention, and several ATOS National and Regional conventions. He has given a series of highly lauded workshops for young people’s Pipe Organ Encounters. He is one of the finest practitioners of the art of silent picture scoring and is a visiting lecturer on theatre organ and photoplay accompaniment at Indiana University organ department, and is working with the Oklahoma University, setting up a picture scoring program.

He has concertized in the U.S., Canada, Australia and England. Also, extensive silent film accompaniment, including at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, the Packard Foundation’s Stanford Theatre, UCLA and the Fox Theatre for the Atlanta premier of the restored Metropolis.

He plays a silent picture annually at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A., has scored for Kino International, and has performed at the Cinequest and San Francisco Silent Film Festivals, as well as for the L. A. Conservancy. Since 1992, he has served as Resident Organist and Organ Conservator at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, OH. He was chosen by them to re-premier the renowned Chicago Theatre Organ on a bill that included accompanying popular singer Michael Feinstein. He headed the professional crew that began restoration on Chicago’s landmark Wurlitzer for CAPA.

He runs his own pipe organ business and is heavily in demand as a tonal consultant and finisher of theatre and classical pipe organs. He has had the singular honor of being brought to England multiple times for tonal finishing and consulting and has received both the Technician of the Year and Organist of the Year awards from ATOS, the only person to have done so. His time is now nearly equally divided between concert and technical work. He has been professionally involved with more than 100 organ installations throughout North America and England and provides consulting and voicing expertise for several different organ companies.
Clark Wilson, a native of Ohio, began musical training at age nine. Growing up, he accompanied numerous stage musicals, was organist at several churches, and listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest and Men of Achievement.
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Nicole Simental
Nicole Simental is currently the Assistant Director of Music and Principal Organist at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Simental is a candidate for the Doctorate of Music in organ performance at Indiana University where she studied with Dr. Christopher Young. She is a consummate keyboardist, having studied piano since the age of seven, organ since the age of 10 and harpsichord throughout her undergraduate studies at Oberlin. Ms. Simental received her Masters in Sacred Music from The University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Music from Wheaton College, and completed additional studies at Oberlin College. Her past instructors include Paula Benalcazar, David Schrader, David Boe, Webb Wiggins, Edward Zimmerman, Delbert Disselhorst and Craig Cramer.

For the past several years, Nicole has held many posts as a church musician and university accompanist across the country. At the age of twelve, she was appointed as organist of St. Gabriels Catholic Church in her hometown of Chicago. Upon moving to Oberlin, she accompanied the Colleges Concert Choir. Subsequently she served as the accompanist for the Womens Chorale and Opera Music Theater Program at Wheaton College. During her tenure at the University of Notre Dame she held the position of Graduate Assistant to the Notre Dame Liturgical and Womens Choirs. Additionally, she served as the organist at Christ the King Lutheran Church in South Bend, Indiana. After moving to Bloomington, she was the Organ Scholar at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis. She also has served as the Assistant Music Director at First Christian Church and accompanist at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Bloomington, Indiana.

Nicole also maintains an active performing career. In 2016, she won the Immanuel Lutheran Organ Scholar Award and she was the co-winner at the First Sursa American Organ Competition at Ball State University. Additionally, she was a semifinalist for the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. Also in September of 2016, she was awarded 1st prize at the IV International Goedicke Organ Competition at the Moscow Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. In 2018 she was a Boston Bach Prizewinner (3rd prize) at the Boston Bach International Organ Competition. She has played for the OHS Convention in 2017 and 2018 as well as the AGO Regional Convention in Grand Rapids in 2019.
Nicole Simental is currently the Assistant Director of Music and Principal Organist at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Simental is a candidate for the Doctorate of Music in organ performance at Indiana University where she studied with Dr. Christopher Young.


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Luke Tegtmeier
After growing up near the Schantz shop, Luke Tegtmeier went on to obtain degrees in church music from Valparaiso University and Luther Seminary. He served as organist-choirmaster at Episcopal and Lutheran churches in Minnesota. His organ-building experience includes training with small companies in Minnesota and Columbus, OH as well as an internship with the Henry Willis company in England. At Schantz, Luke splits his time between voicing pipes and managing the Service Department. Luke especially loves how every instrument is custom-designed to serve each client’s needs.
After growing up near the Schantz shop, Luke Tegtmeier went on to obtain degrees in church music from Valparaiso University and Luther Seminary.
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Grant Wareham
A Dayton, Ohio native, Grant Wareham began organ studies in 2007. He earned his BMus at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he studied organ with Ken Cowan, graduating Cum Laude and with Distinction in Research and Creative Work. While at Rice, Grant served as Moseley Memorial Organ Scholar at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Houston, and then as Associate Organist at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church.

Winner of both the First and Audience Prizes at the 2017 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition in Hartford, CT, Grant has appeared as a featured artist at the 2017 National Convention of the Organ Historical Society in St. Paul, MN, and as a semifinalist in the 2019 Longwood International Organ Competition.

A second-year MM student Yale Institute of Sacred Music and School of Music, Grant studies organ with Jon Laukvik. He serves as the Organist and Choirmaster for the Episcopal Church at Yale, and also as Organ Scholar at Christ Church New Haven, where he works alongside Choirmaster Thomas Williford and Yale University Organist Emerita Thomas Murray.
A Dayton, Ohio native, Grant Wareham began organ studies in 2007.


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Solena M. Rizzato
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Solena Rizzato is a fifth-year undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma where she is pursuing dual degrees in organ performance and viola performance, as well as the organ technology emphasis and a history minor. In the summer of 2019, Solena pursued an internship with Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. of Northampton, Mass. working on the restoration and maintenance of pipe organs in the New England area. Solena has a particular love for service work and their senior project in organ technology involves creating a client database (with instrument information and maintenance history) as well as a long-term business plan from the perspective of a service manager running an involved maintenance department at an organbuilding firm. As a musician, Solena began their formal organ studies at the age of eighteen with Dr. Adam Pajan having come to the instrument with over thirteen years experience as a violist. As a Chicago native and an orchestral musician, they've had the honor of playing with many of the great youth and professional orchestras throughout Chicagoland. Because of this, Solena has gained a certain love and appreciation for orchestral transcriptions on the organ. Their recent transcriptions include movements of Dvorak’s 8th Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony and Eugene Onegin, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Solena continues to remain active as a professional violist and orchestral musician.”
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Solena Rizzato is a fifth-year undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma.
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David Schrader
Equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, piano, or fortepiano, David Schrader is "truly an extraordinary musician ... (who) brings not only the unfailing right technical approach to each of these different instruments, but always an imaginative, fascinating musicality to all of them" (Norman Pelligrini, WFMT, Chicago). A performer of wide ranging interests and accomplishments, Mr. Schrader has been invited to perform at the American Guild of Organists’ national convention on three occasions performing as a featured artist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (1994), the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (1984), and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (1998). Mr. Schrader has appeared as a soloist on organ and on harpsichord with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra having performed under the direction of Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, and Pierre Boulez. He has also appeared with the Grant Park Symphony under Carlos Kalmar, and with many other orchestras throughout the United States and Canada.

Mr. Schrader has appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as the repetiteur and principal harpsichordist in Chicago Opera Theater’s highly acclaimed production of "Orfeo" under Jane Glover. In May of 2002 he performed five concerts as the featured performer at the prestigious Irving Gilmore Keyboard Festival, performing concerts on organ, harpsichord and clavichord. And, in the summer of 2002 Mr. Schrader appeared as a soloist at the Ravina Festival under the direction of Nicholas Mc Geghan performing all six of the Bach Brandenberg Concertos.
Equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, piano, or fortepiano, David Schrader is "truly an extraordinary musician…” (Norman Pelligrini, WFMT, Chicago).