Q)Q) aa .Q:JTheAmerican Guild of OrganistsCommittee on Musiciansin Part-Time Employmentin cooperation withThe Long Beach Chapter AGOandCovenant Presbyterian ChurchPresentJanuary Jubilee 2013SaturdayJanuary 26, 20138:00 am - 4:00 pm
American Guild of OrganistsLeslie Wolf Robb, B.A., C.A.G .O., Councillor for Region IX1376 Felspar St.San Diego, CA 92109(858) 272-4338lesl [email protected] IX blog: http://agoregionixblog.blogspot.com/Dear friends,It is a pleasure to join the Long Beach chapter of the American Guild of Organists in welcomingyou to the 2013 January Jubilee!This day that we spend together will provide us with inspiration for the body, the mind, and thesoul. Classes, time for fellowship, and sharing a meal together will inspire, enlighten, andenergize us!It is a privilege to serve as the Councillor for Region IX, and I am excited to be part of such avibrant community with so much· talent. I look forward to meeting each of you today andhearing about your work in music.With best wishes,Leslie Wolf RobbThe mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choralmusic.To achieve this, we : Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music;Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors;Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support;Nurture future generations of organists;Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; andEngage wider audiences with organ and cho ral music.
AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTSLONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, CHAPTERThe Long Beach Chapter of the American Guild of Organists bids youwelcome to Long Beach and January Jubilee 2013. Peter Bates and thecommittee have worked diligently to provide a day of learning,inspiration and fellowship with colleagues.It is my hope that when the day is completed, you will have informationthat will enrich your musical expertise and enhance your musicministry.Best Wishes for a Great Day!David Feit-PretzerDean - LBAGO
PastorsRobert S. Langworthy, Ph.D., M. Div.Adele K. Langworthy, M. Div.Jose G. (Tony) Lugo, S.T.M., M. Div.Feleti Ngan-Woo, M. Div.607 E. Third Street (at Atlantic Avenue) · Long Beach, CA 90802 · 562/437-0958Covenant Presbyterian ChurchWebsite: www.CovenantLB.org · E-Mail: [email protected] · FAX: 562/495-0798January 26, 2013Dear January Jubilee Participant:Welcome to Long Beach and to January Jubilee 2013 . On behalf of Dr. Robert S. Langworthy, SeniorPastor, the staff and congregation of Covenant Presbyterian Church, I would like to welcome you to thisplace, and this day of learning and sharing with your colleagues in music ministry.It is right that this very special educational event for the American Guild of Organists should be hostedhere. Covenant has a strong mission in education for all ages. Through the Margurite Kiefer EducationalCenter and the Rising Tide after school program Covenant offers after school programs, includinghomework help, as well as arts programs, serving approximately 175 inner-city children each day. Thelunch that will be served today has been prepared and will be served by Covenant's youth "lunch"group, who prepare and serve lunch to church members and friends each Sunday under the guidance ofAssociate Pastor Adele Langworthy.The faculty of presenters that is here today represents those who are extremely knowledgeable in thetopic on which they will speak and all have given of their time at this event in order for you to have ameaningful educational experience.It is our hope that when you leave this place you will take home some new ideas, music and techniques,as well as a renewed energy to implement them into your music ministry.May God bless us all as we continue to serve in music ministry.Peter L. BatesMinister of Music andResident OrganistCoordinator- January Jubilee Long Beach
January Jubilee 2013Schedule8:00 am - 8:45 am8:45 am - 9:00 amNourishment for the BodyRegistrationNourishment for the SoulFellowship HallPage 1SanctuaryPage 2SanctuaryThe Rev. Dr. Robert 5. Langworthy9:15 am -10:30 amWorkshop Session IIn Search of the Lost ChordCreative Hymn and Service PlayingDr. John WalkerMIDI and the Modern OrganChapelDr. Robert Tall10:45 am - NoonWorkshop Session IIAdapting Piano/Orchestral Scoresto the OrganPage 4SanctuaryPage 5ChapelDr. Frederick SwannTechniques for a Lifetime ofMusic MakingDr. Christopher CookNoon - 1:15 pmLunch and Fellowship - Exhibits Open1:15 pm - 2:30 pmWorkshop Session IllMusic fo r Organ and InstrumentsFellowship HallPage 7SanctuaryMr. Peter Bates & Guest InstrumentalistsChapelOrgan Registration - Achieving the"Right" SoundMr. Peter FennemaThe Art of CollaborationDr. Hanan Yaqub and Ms. Frances JohnstonPage 8Choir Room
2:45 pm - 4:00 pmWorkshop Session IVPastor/Musician Relationships:Can't We All Just Get Along?Rev. Dr. Robert 5. Langworthy and Rev. Gregory NortonSanctuaryMr. Peter Bates, moderatorAccessible Organ MusicPage 9ChapelPage 11Choir RoomMr. David YorkUse of TechnologyMs. Leslie Wolf RobbBrief Biographies of January Jubilee FacultyPage 12
Nourishment for the SoulSilent Prayer: God of majesty, whom saints and angels delight to worship inheaven; Be with your servants who make art and music for yourpeople, that with joy we on earth may glimpse your beauty, andbring us to the fulfillment of that hope of perfection which will beours as we stand before your unveiled glory. We pray in thename of Jesus Christ our Lord. AmenPrelude:AriaPaul ManzWelcome and Call to Worship:Opening Hymn #328:the Rev. Dr. Robert S. LangworthyAll Praise to God for Song God Gives [Sacred Song]Dale WoodOpening Prayer:Scripture Lesson:II Corinthians 3: 18And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord asthough reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the sameimage from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from theLord, the Spirit.Homily: Becoming What we Are Caught Up inDr. LangworthyBenediction:Closing Hymn #435: We All Are One in Mission [Es flog ein kleins waldwogelein]Words of Instruction and Welcome :1yth CenturyMr. Peter L. Bates, January Jubilee LB Coordinator
IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORDCreative Hymn and Service PlayingGoal of hymn playing at the organTo be an effective leader of worshipTo enable, encourage full congregational participationTo elevate the hymn textTo create aesthetic beauty, bringing the worshipper closer to God's presencePrime role of rhythmPractice singing the hymn to select appropriate tempo;Maintain this predictable tempo throughout hymn without ritard at end of stanzas;Breathe with congregation at ends of stanzas, phrases and punctuation marks;Hold final pitch of the stanza one extra measure, breathe with singers on final beat;Avoid hesitations!Organ registration and articulation for melodic clarityPrepare graduated general and divisional pistons (soft through loud);Use graduated pistons to build sonority toward climactic final phrase or to reducesonority for a more meditative stanza;Maintain a central focus upon 8' pitch;Highlight melodic line on solo reed at 16' pitch level (tenor range);Favor principal ranks over mixtures and mutations;Introduce mixtures in later stanzas after everyone is singing confidently;Assign bass line to pedals; share soprano, alto, tenor parts between the hands;Maintain legato articulation to encourage cantabile singing;Tie repeated notes in alto and tenor to highlight melody in soprano;Play melody in unison occasionally to emphasize soprano melodic line;Play an occasional phrase or stanza without use of pedals.Elevate the hymn textThe hymn belongs to the congregation, not to the organist!Reserve most creativity for introduction, interludes, and postludes to hymns;Study text carefully for words or sentiments which might inspire creativity;Choose registration and articulation to reflect meaning of text:e.g. "A Mighty Fortress" vs. "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross";Select an occasional stanza for a cappella singing (supported by choir!);Treat an occasional stanza in canon, e.g. Be Thou My Vision, arr. Busarow;Any pentatonic melody can be sung in canon, perhaps a cappel/a,e.g. Foundation, "How Firm a Foundation";Be alert to reinforce climactic final phrase or stanza in many hymns,e.g. "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling";Employ descant (sopranos, solo instrument, or handbells) on final stanza,e.g. Dale Wood, "Nicaea", from New Settings of Twenty Well-Known Hymn Tunes.
Create a h elpful and b eautiful introductionBegin with unison melody, adding one extra voice with each phrase;Ornament the melodic line;Play precise rhythm of hymn with the tune gradually emerging;Create a ritornello form, e.g. Manz, "God of Grace and God of Glory", orWalker, "Crown Him with Many Crowns.;Select and combine one or two motives from hymn tune, e.g. Dale Krider,"Lauda Anima", "Hymn to Joy", "Italian Hymn", "Adeste fide/es.Create an interlude between stanzasHelpful to provide vocal rest for congregation, time to reflect upon text, andtime for liturgical activity;Use motive related to hymn tune, possibly repeating final phrase sequentially;Start interlude immediately on final beat of preceding stanza. with increasedvolume to indicate a short interruption in the singing before the next stanza;Use short published introductions as interludes between stanzas;Modulate either a half or whole step higher, with bass voice descending stepwiseto the V7 chord of the new tonality, e.g. Dale Krider, "Lobe den Herren", fromNew Settings of Twenty Well-Known Hymn Tunes.;Reserve modulation for final stanzas with heightened poetic fervor.Improvise a conclusion to hymnContinue with sequential use of one motive from hymn;Reduce registration through pistons at each iteration of motive.Some important guidelinesStepwise motion is always correct and will lead to consonance (Gerre Hancock);Repeat an "error" until it becomes accepted as normal. Never hesitate! Changefocus from critique to creativity. Easier than learning a new composition!Base all plans upon interpretation of text and enhancement of worship.Some publications:Krider, Dale. Creative Hymn Introductions. pub. MorningStar, MSM-10-811Wood, Dale. Festive Hymn Introductions for Organ. pub. Lorenz, LO. 70/1140SWood, Dale. Interludes for Organ. pub. Lorenz, LO. 70/1320SWood, Dale. New Settings of Twenty Well-Known Hymn Tunes(Free Organ Accompaniments with Descants). pub. Augsburg 11-9292
ADAPTING PIANO/ORCHESTRAL SCORES TO THE ORGANA few general hints to help the industrious faker"All rules are made to be broken"1.Play in the center of the keyboard as much as possible. Keep it as simple as thedesired effect will allow. Two hands two feet all the organ colors and mechanicalaids can make magic!2.Avoid doubling of octaves, thick bass chords and other figures intended for pianoperformance. But, be aware of 'correct' doublings.3.Treatment of arpeggios - use a left hand cushioning chord and play the arpeggiatedfigure on another manual within a narrow range.4.Repeated chords - one hand or two? Hold some notes in chord while repeatingothers. Use your ears . not to play, however. (A nose, and occasional pencil in theteeth has been known to add just the right touch on occasion.)5.Tremolos - Do NOT ignore these. Methods will be demonstrated for hands and feet.Also tympani effects.6.Keep motion of the music going - don't reduce active pianistic writing to chords.Play rapid bass passages on manuals (sometimes with 16' stop included). Strongbeats may at times be played in the pedal, but avoid 'peg-leg Pete' effect.7.Observe all musical values of the score - rhythm, phrasing, accents, etc.8.Preserve the integrity of bass lines - play pedal in the proper octave, and be awarewhen the pedal part is to be played non-legato, as in Handel/Bach continuo writing.9.Plan manual and pedal registration keeping in mind the origin of the composition just as you would with organ compositions. Don't be afraid to be colorful. Formaximum effect 'orchestrate' rather than 'organate'.10.Employ all the rules of a good accompanist. Don't neglect to be assertive whenappropriate.11.When possible, consult orchestral scores and/or recordings of major works; youmay find you can include things on the organ that are not indicated in the pianoscore.
JANUARY JUBILEETECHNIQUES FOR A LIFETIME OF MUSIC MAKINGWORKSHOP NOTES1. My biggest challenges:2. I can improve my lifestyle by:3. My practice habits:4. I can increase my practice efficiency by:5. My musicianship is limited most by:6. I can improve my musicianship by:7. I can sustain my career by getting more support from:8. My new music-making goals are:Short-term:Long-term:My first steps to reach them will be:CONTACT INFORMATIONDr. Christopher Cook, Director of Worship, Music and the ArtsRancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, San Diego, CA 92128E-mail: [email protected] Telephone: (858) 487-0811, ext. 220[SJ
RESOURCES FOR A LIFETIME OF LEARNINGArnold, Corliss Richard. Organ Literature: A Comprehensive Survey,Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1995.3rdedition.Bernstein, Seymour. With Your Own Two Hands: Self-Discovery Through Music.New York: G. Schirmer, 1981.Cameron, Julia. The Artist 's Way. New York: Putnam, 1992.Green, Barry. The Inner Game of Music. New York: Doubleday, 1986. The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True Artistry. New York:Broadway Books, 2003.Hamel, Peter Michael. Through Music to the Self Boulder, Colorado: ShambhalaPress, 1978.Johnson, Philip. The Practice Revolution. Pearce, Australia: PracticeSpot Press,2002.Jordan, James. The Musician 's Soul. Chicago: GIA Publications, 1999. The Musician 's Breath. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2011.Mark, Thomas. What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body (withSupplementary Material for Organists). Chicago: GIA Publications, 2003.Rath, Tom. StrengthsFinder 2.0. New York: Gallup Press, 2007.Thistlewaite, Nicholas & Webber, Geoffrey. The Cambridge Companion to theOrgan. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 1998.Internet Resources:Ear Training: www.musictheory.netBrain Training apps: www.Luminosity.com; www.brainscale.netYouTube: videos of organists performing standards works
Music for Organ and InstrumentsJanuary Jubilee Long Beach - January 26, 2013Guest Instrumentalists:George Bullock, celloAdrien Geffen, clarinet/alto saxophoneDavid Ickier, violinScott Reese, oboe/flute/bassoonPriscilla Silver, pianoOrgan Plus One - Carsten Klomp - Advent/Christmas (Barenreiter - BA 8501)Noel des bergers - Carsten Klomp (violin)Pastorale - Felix-Alexandre Guilmant (violin)Organ Plus One - Carsten Klomp - Divine Service (Barenreiter - BA 8506)Liebster Jesu , wir sind hier - Sigfrid Karg-Elert (violin)Organ Plus One - Carsten Klomp - Communion (Barenreiter - BA 8507)Cantilene - Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger (Oboe)Organ Plus One - Carsten Klomp - Passion/Easter (Barenreiter - BA 8503)Liebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen - Johannes Brahms (Clarinet)If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Thee - William Beckstrand (Morningstar MSM-20-805)(for Flute and Organ)Fantasy on "Veni Creator Spiritus - Richard Proulx (GIA Publications G-6433)(for Alto Saxophone and Organ)Organ Plus! Volume 1 - Edited Charles Callahan (Morningstar MSM-20-810)Deux Pieces Canoniques - Theodore Dubois1. Adagio ; 2. Allegretto (Clarinet and Bassoon)Adagio (from Sonata II) - Felix Mendelssohn/arr. Lee J. Afdahl (Morningstar MSM-20-926(for Cello and Bassoon)0 Come, Emmanuel (Six Advent and Christmas Hymns) Raymond H. Haan (Morningstar MSM-20-168)(for Cello and Organ)What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Joe Utterback (Jazzmuze, Inc. 2012-374)(Piano & Organ Duet)
American Guild of OrganistsLong Beach ChapterJanuary Jubilee 2013The Art of Collaboration ! 7 Deadly Sins . . . Ways in which we rub each other the wrong way ! I want to be a better support for . . . the Choir and Choir DirectorTips on choral rehearsals. the Praise BandExpanding your attitude and repertoire. the PastorJust say "yes". the CongregationSelecting "relevant" voluntariesSeamless connectionsFran Johnston and Hanan YaqubExt. 139Ext. [email protected]@tupcsa.orgTrinity United Presbyterian Church13922 Prospect Ave.Santa Ana, CA 92705714-505-6254
January Jubilee Workshop- 1/26/13Accessible Organ Music with and without PedalsDavid York, facilitatorA Blue Cloud Abbey Organ Book- Christopher UehleinAugsburg Fortress ED003457A Blue Cloud Abbey Organ Book for Lent- Christopher UehleinAugsburg Fortress ED015053Four Spirituals- Adolphus HailstorkMorningstar Music Publishers, MSM-10-896Manuals Only- Compiled and Edited by David N. JohnsonAugsburg Fortress ED003072Music with Minimal Pedal- General and Fall Festivals, Set 2, Compiled and Edited byRodney SchrankMorningstar Music Publishers, MSM-10-5619 Easy Chorale Preludes for the Christmas Season- James EngelMorningstar Music Publishers, MSM-10-119Partiten uber zwei Weihnachtslieder- Max DrischnerC.L. Schultheiss, (transferred to Thomi-Berg [TH, CLS-170])'17th and 18th Century Organ Voluntaries- Compiled and Edited by MichaelBurkhardtMorningstar Music Publishers, MSM-10-770Quatre Pieces en forme de Messe- Denis BedardEditions Cheldar CH.03Meditation on "O Filii et filiae"- Denis BedardEditions Cheldar CH.07
First Organ Book- Jean-Francois DandrieuKalmus 4151Thine the Glory: Accessible Organ Music for Lent and Easter- Michael Burkhardt,Charles Callahan, David Cherwien, Wilbur Held & Robert HobbyMorningstar Music Publishers, MSM-10-301For All the Saints, vol. 2: Hymn Preludes for Funerals- Robert A. HobbyAugsburg Fortress ED005153Easiest Hymns in the Legato Style, vol. 1- arr. Wayne LeupoldWayne Leupold Editions, WL 600037Spirituals for Manuals Only or Keyboard- Edwin T. ChildsAugsburg Fortress ED015054Aria on a Chaconne- Joel MartinsonConcordia Publishing House, 97-6271Three Gospel Preludes for Organ- Gerald NearMorningstar Music Publishers, MSM-10-632All Praise for Music: Easy Hymn Settings for Organ- Timothy ShawAugsburg Fortress ED015052The Church Organist's Library, vol. 1- Compiled and Edited by Wayne LeupoldAlfred Publishing DM00239Gospel, Jazz, Blues and Soul- Johannes Matthias MichelConcordia Publishing House, 97-7057Jazz Inspirations for Organ 1- Edited by Uwe-Karsten Gross in collaboration withGunter Martin GottscheBarenreiter, BA 8440(10]
January Jubilee Workshop1/26/13Technology for the Church MusicianI. Organization InventoriesCalendarII. Internet Resources Free scoresListen/view samples/transpose, purchase musicComposer biographiesCompare performancesProvide listening samples for your choirIll. Great Music Apps MetronomeTunerEar trainingNote readingIV. Networking- Social Media and More! Skype and FacetimeFacebook as a promotional toolReaching the younger generation - Facebook, Evite, email, and textsGetting answers/advice, sharing your knowledge - Linked In groups, FacebookgroupsLearning and sharing - biogsV. Promotion and Fundraising Online promotion - Websites, Facebook, Evite, email blastsOnline fund raising - Kickstarter and othersLeslie Wolf Robb, B.A., C.A.G.O., Councillor for Region IX1376 Felspar St.San Diego, CA 92109(858) [email protected] IX blog: http://agoregionixblog.blogspot.com/(11]
January Jubilee 2013 FacultyPeter Bates is Minister of Music and Resident Organist of Covenant Presbyterian Church ofLong Beach, a position he has held since 1997. Prior to joining the staff at Covenant he held asimilar position at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church for 10 years, during which timehe served on the Commission of Liturgy and Music for the Diocese of Los Angeles . Originallyfrom northern California, he holds a Master's degree in organ performance from SacramentoState University. Peter continues to concertize both as organ soloist and accompanist forvarious choral organizations and his recording of an edited version of Bach's "Wedge" fuguewas used for a Porche commercial first aired during the 1987 Super Bowl. He is a Past Dean ofthe Long Beach Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, in which continues to be activelyinvolved; and is currently the President of the National Association of Church Musicians.Christopher Cook is Director of Worship, Music, and the Arts at Rancho Bernardo CommunityPresbyterian Church in San Diego where he also serves as Organist. Formerly a holistic healthpractitioner specializing in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, he has developed a uniqueperspective on the particular challenges that part time musicians face . He earned a Doctor ofWorship Studies degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in 2011 .Peter Fennema has been the organist at Westwood United Methodist Church since 2006 wherehe plays one of the largest organs on the West coast and performs annually on the church'sSummer Organ Concerts Series. As a student of Cherry Rhodes and Ladd Thomas he receivedhis bachelor's and master's degrees in organ performance from the University of SouthernCalifornia. He was twice named Outstanding Graduate by the faculty of the USC School ofMusic.Peter is the recipient of numerous organ playing awards, including the Martha Farr and HunterMead competitions (Pasadena AGO) , the Wanda Edmiston Competition (San Diego), the YoungArtist Award (LA AGO), the David Lennox Smith Memorial Award , a Los Angeles Rotaryscholarship, and several USC scholarships. He was a finalist at the AGO National Competitionin Washington, D.C and his recording there of the formidable Octaves etude by JeanneDemessieux has been broadcast on PIPEDREAMS. He has presented numerous solo concerts,and has been a featured organist for the William Hall Chorale and the Carmel Bach Festival.Prior to Westwood Methodist, Peter held several church positions, including : All SaintsEpiscopal (Pasadena), Pasadena Presbyterian, St. James Episcopal (South Pasadena), and St.Matthias Episcopal (Whittier).Frances Johnston has served as organist at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Santa Anasince 1991. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from the University ofSouthern California where she studied with Ladd Thomas. Additional organ studies have beenwith James Hurd and Esther Jones. Currently active in the Los Angeles and Orange CountyChapters, Ms. Johnston is past dean of the Pasadena Chapter of the American Guild ofOrganists. In addition to her organ responsibilities at Trinity, she also serves as a graphicsdesigner, choral arranger, and orchestrator.Robert Langworthy had a first career in academe; but since 1990 has served as the pastor ofCovenant Presbyterian Church of Long Beach, CA, an increasingly multicultural congregation
January Jubilee 2013 FacultyPage 2devoted to urban mission. He is married to the Rev. Adele K. Langworthy, who serves asCovenant's associate pastor. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale, and his M.Div. at Princeton. Hereceived his certification in spiritual direction at the Pecos Benedictine Abbey. He hascontributed to several Lilly Foundation-funded studies and is actively involved in a number ofcommunity organizations.Gregory Norton has a heart for deepening the connection between music and the proclamationof God's Word , He is at home conducting choirs and orchestras, playing the organ and piano,sing ing , teaching and preaching . He is a published composer and choirs under his directionhave been heard on National Public Radio and have toured Germany, Austria and Mexico. Heis a sought-after speaker and teacher and his writing has been published nationally. He servesas Minister of Music and Communications at Westwood United Methodist Church in LosAngeles and as Music Director of The Claremont Chorale, an independent community chorusbased in Claremont, California. He has served the American Guild of Organists in many localroles and as its national Chaplain .A native of Redlands , California , Greg has spent the last thirty years serving churches inColorado and southern California. He holds degrees in conducting from Chapman College andthe University of Southern California, attended the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, and is anordained minister in The United Methodist Church. www.ggnorton .comLeslie Wolf Robb has worked in church music since 1976, and has served as Director of MusicMinistries at St. Paul' s Lutheran Church and School in San Diego since 1985. She also teaches piano andorgan to both children and adults. Her materials for organ instruction are published by Wayne LeupoldEditions.Leslie is in her second term as Councilor for Region IX (California, Arizona , Nevada, Utah,Hawaii , Korea , Singapore, Sydney, Taiwan) , regularly presents workshops at AGO conventions ,and serves as Education Chair for San Diego AGO.Frederick Swann is University Organist and Artist Teacher of Organ at Redlands (CA)University, and Organ Artist in Residence at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert.He was President of the American Guild of Organist (2002-2008), and has held numerous localand national offices. He has recently retired from a more than 60 year career as a concert andrecording artist, and throughout his career has specialized in the adaptation of piano reductionand orchestra scores to the organ.Robert Tall has devoted most of his life to music. Advanced studies at the University of Utahculminated in 1967 with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music and Psychology. During hisstudent years , he was a frequent guest recitalist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City,Utah. Following receipt of his degrees, he moved to Los Angeles. Dr. Tall has been a memberof the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists since 1984. He has held manypositions, including Dean, and was the Convention Coordinator for the Los Angeles AGONational Convention , July 4-9, 2004. On the national level , he recently served as Director of theCommittee on National Conventions.He maintains an active performing and recording schedule in addition to serving ChurchKeyboard Center as the Marketing, Sales and Tonal Director. Church Keyboard Center,Pasadena, formerly Robert Tall & Associates , Inc., is one of the world 's leading distributors ofclassical organs and digital music systems.
January Jubilee 2013 FacultyPage 3John Walker is Vice President of the American Guild of Organists, Artist-in-Residence at TrinityChurch Long Green (MD) , Minister of Music Emeritus at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church(Baltimore), and a member of the organ faculty at Peabody Conservatory of Music. A Fellow ofthe American Guild of Organists, he also earned the doctorate in music at Stanford Universityand two master of music degrees cum laude at American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.He has performed widely throughout America , in Europe and in Asia , where next month willmark his 141h concert visit to Taiwan , where in 1999 he was a Fulbright Fellow.Hanan Yaqub has served since 1979 as Minister of Worship and Music at Trinity UnitedPresbyterian Church of Santa Ana , California, where she directs an outstanding program of 12choral and instrumental ensembles and plans weekly worship services known for their broadeclecticism. She is a graduate of Occidental College, California State University Fullerton, andthe University of Southern California. Dr. Yaqub has taught choral music at the University ofSouthern California, California State University Fullerton , Chapman University, Scripps College,Cypress College, and Hope International University, and is a past president of the Californiachapter of the American Choral Directors Association .David York, a native of the Pacific Northwest, began piano studies at age 7, organ at age 12and received his first job as a church organist at age 16. After graduating with honors from theUniversity of Puget Sound in Tacoma , Washington , David completed a Master's Degree inOrgan Performance at the University of Southern California. His teachers have includedEdward A. Hansen and Ladd Thomas.David has been Director of Music at several churches in Southern California including FirstPresbyterian, San Pedro and St. Luke's Episcopal , Long Beach . He's currently Minister ofMusic at Lutheran Church of the Master in Westwood and organist at Temple Israel in LongBeach.[14)
Krider, Dale. Creative Hymn Introductions. pub. MorningStar, MSM-10-811 Wood, Dale. Festive Hymn Introductions for Organ. pub. Lorenz, LO. 70/1140S Wood, Dale. Interludes for Organ. pub. Lorenz, LO. 70/1320S Wood, Dale. New Settings of Twenty Well-Known Hymn Tunes (Free Organ Accompaniments with Descants). pub. Augsburg 11-9292