A past event of the Seattle Chapter...

Dr. Carole Terry

40 years of artistry

MAY 25 - 27, 2018

In partnership with...

Epiphany Parish of Seattle and Saint Mark's Cathedral

Dr. Carole Terry's career as a renowned performer and pedagogue of the organ and harpsichord has taken her to many cities and universities throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Especially known for her performances and recordings of German Romantic music, she is also an expert on the physiology of keyboard performance -- the subject of her forthcoming academic work.


As a performer and master teacher, Terry participated in the Bamboo Organ Festival, in Manila, Philippines, as well as the Attersee Barock Akademie, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, in Lübeck, Germany. She has also been involved in various summer academies, such as the International Summer School for Young Organists in Oundle, Great Britain and the Mount Royal College Organ Academy and International Summer School in Calgary, Canada. A frequent judge for competitions, Terry has adjudicated the prestigious International Musachino Organ Competition in Tokyo and in 2003, the Third Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition.


In the United States, Terry has participated in conferences and seminars such as the San Anselmo Organ Festival, The Historical Organ in America (Arizona), the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Montreat Festival of Worship and Music (North Carolina). She has been a featured recitalist at many conventions of the American Guild of Organists.


As Resident Organist and Curator for the Seattle Symphony from 2000 to 2003, Terry helped inaugurate the new C.B. Fisk organ in Seattle's acclaimed Benaroya Hall, playing many solo concerti, in addition to monumental works for organ and orchestra. In 2004, she was honored to be the first American organist to perform in Perm, Russian Federation, on the new Glatter-Götz Organ of the Perm Concert Hall. In 2006, Terry performed on the newly installed Wolff organ in Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, B.C., as part of an international conference sponsored by the Westfield Center for Keyboard Studies and Christ Church Cathedral.Her recent convention and concert appearances include the American Guild of Organists Pedagogy Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee; the McGill Summer Organ Academy in Montreal; and recitals in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York. Terry's recordings include Brombaugh Organs of the Northwest and The Complete Organ Works of Johannes Brahms (based on the Henle edition) for the Musical Heritage label. As a harpsichordist, she recorded works of Albright, Persichetti, Cowell, and Rorem for CRI, and baroque chamber music for Crystal Records (with violist Yitzhak Schotten). Her most recent recording, Carole Terry in Schwerin, is a two-CD set of German romantic organ music recorded on the notable 1871 Ladegast organ at Schwerin Cathedral, Germany.Terry is Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle. She is on the Board of Governors of The Westfield Center for Keyboard Studies, a national resource for the advancement of keyboard music, and chairs the Center's Concert Scholar Committee. As a member of the College of Mentors at The John Ernest Foundation, her role is to promote the enrichment of young organ scholars, organ performances, and the encouragement of organ studies.

Full Schedule

featuring selections from J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Friday, May 25 — Hosted by St. Mark's Cathedral

7: 30 pm   Concert on the Flentrop Organ

Featuring Guest Artists:
Kimberly Marshall, Joseph Adam, Robert Huw Morgan, Rose Whitmore

Saturday, May 26 — Hosted by Epiphany Parish of Seattle

10:00 am    Keynote featuring Kimberly Marshall

11:15 am   "Women in Music" Panel

Featuring Guest Artists:

Dr. Carole Terry, Dr. Kimberly Marshall, Judy Tsou, Rhonda Kline,
Rose Whitmore, and Carol Foster

Moderated by Professor Donna Shin 

12:15 pm    Lunch break in the Parish Hall (supplies limited)

2:00 pm      Chamber Concert

Featuring Guest Artists:

Craig Sheppard, Rhonda Kline, Donna Shin, Tekla Cunningham, Natalie Ham, 

Steven Damouni, and Wyatt Smith

3:30 pm     Masterclass on the Noack, jointly led by Drs. Carole Terry and Kimberly Marshall

5:00 pm     Dinner break off-campus

7:30 pm     The University of Washington Baroque Ensemble Concert

9:00 pm     Reception

Sunday, May 27 — Hosted by Epiphany Parish of Seattle

5:00 pm   Choral Evensong: Trinity Sunday and Recognition of Dr. Terry, Artist-in-Residence

 Sung by the Epiphany Choirs & Choristers. Featuring Dr. Terry performing movements of Mendelssohn's Sonata IV in B-flat, Op. 65 as the opening voluntary.

Tekla Cunningham and Dr. Carole Terry, directors

Guest Artist Biographies

Kimberly Marshall maintains an active career as a concert organist, performing regularly in Europe, the US and Asia. She has held teaching positions at the Royal Academy of Music, London; and Stanford University, California. Winner of the St. Albans Competition in 1985, she has been invited to play in prestigious venues and has recorded for Radio-France, the BBC, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she began her organ studies with John Mueller at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Her early interest in French music took her to France where she worked with Louis Robilliard and Xavier Darasse before returning to North Carolina to complete her undergraduate studies with Fenner Douglass. In 1986, Kimberly Marshall received the D.Phil. in Music from the University of Oxford. Her thesis, Iconographical Evidence for the Late-Medieval Organ, was published by Garland in 1989. She has developed this work in several articles and lecture/presentations and the CD recording “Gothic Pipes.” In recognition of her work, Kimberly Marshall was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to continue her research and teaching during 1991 at the Sydney Conservatorium in Australia. Her edition of articles on female traditions of music-making, Rediscovering the Muses, was published by Northeastern University Press in 1993, and she contributed entries for the Grove Dictionary of Music 2000 and for the Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages.

Marshall spent the spring of 2005 on sabbatical in Pistoia, Italy, where she researched early Italian organ music and performed on many historical organs. During the summer of 2006, she presented concerts and workshops on early music in Sweden and Israel, and she was a featured artist for the 2007 Early English Organ Project in Oxford and the Festival for Historical Organs in Oaxaca, Mexico.


Robert Huw Morgan is the University Organist at Stanford University, a position he has held since 1999. A native of Wales, he received his BA and MA from Cambridge University and in 1989 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Between 1985 and 1988, he was an Organ Scholar at St. John’s College, Cambridge University, where his duties included playing the organ for the daily services in the College Chapel, and assisting in the direction of the celebrated choir of boys and men. During that time, he studied organ repertoire with the great British virtuoso, Nicholas Kynaston, and improvisation with Nigel Allcoat.

In July 1999, he was awarded two doctorates in Organ Performance and Orchestral Conducting from the University of Washington in Seattle, where his teachers were Professors Carole Terry (organ) and Peter Eros (conducting). From 1994 to 1996, he was staff piano accompanist at the University of Washington School of Music and thereafter, for three years, was Assistant Conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra and Opera.

As both an accompanist and soloist, he has toured in Europe, America, and Australia and has recorded performances for BBC Television and Radio, as well as television and radio stations in the U.S., Australia, and Canada. In addition to his duties as University Organist, he also holds the positions of Lecturer in Organ, Director of the Stanford University Singers, and Director of the Memorial Church Choir.


Rose Whitmore is a member of the Music Department and the College's Organist. She has performed on pipe organs in Europe (notably St. Jacobi, Hamburg, Germany) and the United States (including St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle and the National Cathedral in Washington, DC), and she has taught organ performance, music history, music theory, and mathematics (algebra through calculus) in Oregon, Washington, and Illinois. Her current research focuses on organ pedagogy and how learning takes place in the languages of music and mathematics.

Joseph Adam has been Cathedral Organist at St. James Cathedral since 1993, and Director of Music since January, 2018. He has also been a member of the faculty at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma since 1998.  As Resident Organist at Benaroya Hall for the past nine seasons, he performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony; in recent seasons, he performed concertos by Handel and Hanson under the direction of Nicholas McGegan and Gerard Schwarz.

He received First Prize at the 1991 St. Albans International Organ Competition, the most recent American to take top honors in this prestigious competition.  He was one of three organists invited to perform on the new Rosales/Glatter-Götz organ at Disney Hall in Los Angeles as part of the 2004 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists; this performance has been featured on the nationally-syndicated radio program Pipe Dreams.  

He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano from The University of Iowa before beginning doctoral studies in organ at the Eastman School of Music, which awarded him the Performer’s Certificate in Organ, and has undertaken further organ study at the University of Washington as a student of Carole Terry.



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