Events for the Week of November 15, 2021
Monday, November 15
Fishell Studio Organic Voices Recital, 8 pm, Auer Hall
Tuesday, November 16
Studio classes, 12:20-2:00 pm*
(JF Auer; CY Alumni)
Wednesday, November 17
Colloquium 12:20-2:00 pm, Auer Hall*
Thursday, November 18
Yumiko Tastuta DM lecture recital, 5 pm, Auer Hall
*Starred events are not open to the public
Congratulations to the Fishell studio on a wonderful Organ Voices recital on November 15!
Congratulations to everyone who played on our second Concert at the Crossroads of the semester on November 11!
Congratulations to Evan Cogswell on his DM lecture recital on November 5 in Auer Hall!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Spooktacular concert on October 29 at St. Thomas Lutheran!
Congratulations to Dalong Ding on his DM recital on October 29!
Congratulations to Brendan Conner on his DM recital on October 18!
Congratulations to Diana Chou on her DM recital on October 11!
Congratulations to Chase Loomer on his post-Evensong recital at St. Paul’s Episcopal, Indianapolis!
Professor Fishell performed “The Gospel According to Sister Aimee,” a three-movement organ concerto with brass and percussion by Michael Daugherty on October 7. She is pictured with Professor Rodney Dorsey who conducted members of the JSOM Wind Ensemble.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Carillon Weekend events on October 2-4!
We heard our first Liturgical Repertoire Projects during Colloquium on October 29–anthem accompaniments, conducting, chorale preludes and more!!
Congratulations to Nicholas Stigall on his Junior Recital on September 24 in Alumni Hall!
Five organists sang with NOTUS and the New Music Ensemble at their concert on September 23!
Congratulations to the performers of the first Concert at the Crossroads of the year!
Organists go to the Opera!
A fresh department photo!
First-year organ and composition student Elijah Buerk played a recital on the Metz Carillon on September 4!
A wonderful start to the new school year at our annual AGO welcome party!
Recent Professional Activities of our faculty and students
Professor Janette Fishell‘s summer activities included performing Job for organ, by Petr Eben, for the online Sacred Music Intensive course, in collaboration with JSOM colleague Professor Judah Cohen, a work she then recorded as the second of six compact discs in the collection Velvet Revolution: the Complete Organ Works of Petr Eben. Pictured at the final recording session in Auer Hall is Dr. Fishell with recording engineer Jamie Tagg, Associate Professor at the Jacobs School of Music, and Richard Larnach. Other summer activities included the production of five teaching videos for at the American Guild of Organists’ Virtual Pipe Organ Encounter and OrganFest, and for the Royal College of Organists’ summer courses, as well as solo recitals in Hilton Head, SC, and a dedication recital of the Dirk Flentrop organ of Incarnation Lutheran Church, Columbia, SC.
As of September 20, Heather Orvek has been working as the organist and choir director at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Franklin, IN for a full year.
Scott Roberts recently began working as Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Franklin, IN.
Valentina Huang has been appointed as assistant organist at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.
Matthew Wachtman‘s article “Striving for Perfection: A New Widor Source” has been published in BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, Vol. 52, No. 2. The article discusses recent findings in the archives of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute of Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music.
Since arriving here in Bloomington James Walton has started singing as a Choral Scholar at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington. He has enjoyed making friends in the organ and HPI departments and has started a chamber music group with some other students.
Laura Bottei was recently started working at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, IN.
Yumiko Tatsuta‘s research article, “Engaging Max Reger’s Phantasie und Fuge über B-A-C-H, Op. 46: A Turning Point in Weiden” has been accepted as a “Year of the Young Organist Article” for The American Organist magazine, and will be published in November, 2021. She will also be performing in a virtual pandemic opera “In the Midst of…”, a Hong Kong-based production supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.