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Organ Scholar at Oberlin Opens the Organ at Davidson 2019 Offerings

by | Jan 1, 2019 | Arts & Entertainment, Bottom Left Box, News

Davidson – Winner of numbers of awards during high school years, Katherine Johnson brings an impressive repertoire to her Jan. 14 performance in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church on its refurbished Wicks organ.  Her program includes works by Buxtehude, Bach, Alain, Whitlock, and Mendelssohn.

All Organ at Davidson events begin at 7:30 p.m. at DCPC on Main Street in Davidson and are open to the public.  A meet the artist reception by Friends of the Organ follows the program.  Performances are free with donations appreciated to enhance the series.

Katherine Johnson at 18 has completed her first semester studies in the organ department of Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Jonathan Moyer.  Having previously served as Organ Scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, N.C., she currently is Organ Scholar at Plymouth Church UCC in Shaker Heights, OH.

In the 2016 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition the young artist garnered first prize in the high school division.  She has participated in several other southeast USA competitions including Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists,the UNCSA High School Organ Competition, Greater Columbia AGO Competition, and the ECMAEF in Greenville in 2014.

The dedicated student and performer also has attended summer organ programs at Interlochen Arts Camp, Oberlin Conservatory, Eastman School of Music,and Curtis Institute of Music. Her prior teachers have been Phil Valera, Samantha Koch, and Andrew Scanlon.

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