The James M. Weaver Prize —  Our Panelists

Ken Cowan

Ken Cowan

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Ken Cow­an is one of North America’s finest con­cert organ­ists. Praised for his daz­zling artistry, impec­ca­ble tech­nique and imag­i­na­tive pro­gram­ming by audi­ences and crit­ics alike, he main­tains a rig­or­ous per­form­ing sched­ule which takes him to major con­cert venues and church­es in Amer­i­ca, Cana­da, Europe, and Asia. Recent fea­ture per­for­mances have includ­ed appear­ances at Segerstrom Cen­ter for the Arts, Ver­i­zon Hall, Spivey Hall, and Walt Dis­ney Con­cert Hall, as well as con­certs in Ger­many and Korea. In addi­tion, Mr. Cow­an has been a fea­tured artist in recent years at the nation­al and region­al con­ven­tions of the Amer­i­can Guild of Organ­ists, and has been fea­tured at sev­er­al con­ven­tions of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and the Roy­al Cana­di­an Col­lege of Organists.

Craig Cramer

Craig Cramer

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Craig Cramer is a Pro­fes­sor of Organ at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame. He also serves as organ­ist at St. David of Wales Epis­co­pal Church in Elkhart, Indi­ana. Cramer 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 per­formed for con­ven­tions of the Amer­i­can Guild of Organ­ist and the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. He has also appeared as a soloist with a num­ber of dif­fer­ent orchestras.

Bill Czelusniak

Bill Czelusniak

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Bill Czelus­ni­ak is Pres­i­dent of Messrs. Czelus­ni­ak et Dugal, Inc., Northamp­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts, the com­pa­ny found­ed in Novem­ber 1971 with the late busi­ness part­ner, Fran­cis E. Dugal, for pipe organ tun­ing and main­te­nance ser­vices.  Incor­po­rat­ed in Jan­u­ary 1978, the com­pa­ny grew into full organ­build­ing activ­i­ty and has been rec­og­nized for high-qual­i­ty tonal, restora­tion, and preser­va­tion work. Bill is an active mem­ber of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, the Amer­i­can Guild of Organ­ists, the Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Organ­builders, the Friends of the Wana­mak­er Organ, and of the Amer­i­can The­atre Organ Soci­ety. Messrs. Czelus­ni­ak et Dugal, Inc. is a mem­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety of Organbuilders.

Damin Spritzer

Damin Spritzer

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Dr. Damin Spritzer is Area Chair/​Associate Pro­fes­sor of Organ at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Okla­homa, Inter­im Direc­tor of Music for St. Thomas More in Nor­man, Okla­homa, and Artist-in-Res­i­dence for Cathe­dral Arts at Saint Matthew’s Epis­co­pal Cathe­dral in Dal­las. She has per­formed in Israel, Italy, Ger­many, Brazil, Nor­way, France, Eng­land, and through­out the US. She has released five crit­i­cal­ly-acclaimed CDs record­ed in France, the US, and Eng­land. Her organ degrees are DMA from the Uni­ver­si­ty of North Texas, an MM is from the East­man School of Music in Rochester, New York, and her BM is from the Ober­lin Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music.

Carole Terry

Carole Terry

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Car­ole Terry’s career as a renowned per­former and teacher of the organ and harp­si­chord have tak­en her to many cities and uni­ver­si­ties through­out the Unit­ed States, as well as Europe and the Far East. She has adju­di­cat­ed many Amer­i­can Guild of Organ­ists nation­al and region­al com­pe­ti­tions in organ play­ing and impro­vi­sa­tion, in addi­tion to var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions at church­es in the Unit­ed States.  She has also been a juror at pres­ti­gious inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions in Japan, Cana­da, Rus­sia, and Eng­land. Car­ole Ter­ry is Pro­fes­sor Emeri­ta of Organ and Harp­si­chord at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton School of Music and taught there for forty years.

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