Pipe Organ Encounter 2009, San Diego Student Recital Saturday, August 8 10:00 am La Jolla Presbyterian Church Welcome Premier livre d’orgue: Suite du premier ton Louis‐Nicolas Clérambault Grand plein jeu Nicholas Halbert Nicholas Halbert is a freshman at La Jolla High School. He is a Head Chorister in the St. Paul's Cathedral Boy's Choir and studies organ under its director, Martin Green. He has studied organ for two years and the piano for five years. Fanfare and Meditation on “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” Murray C. Bradshaw Jesse M. Golden Jesse Golden is sixteen years old and will be a junior at Saint Joseph Academy this fall. He has studied piano for two and a half years, and organ for four months. Jesse plans to major in business administration at the Rochester Institute of Technology (note: all plans are subject to change without notice). Jesse has one brother and two sisters, one of whom is attending Benedictine College in Kansas. He enjoys reading, and building scale models. Prelude in C Major, BWV 553 J.S. Bach Rachel Muradian Rachel Muradian is 15 and will be a sophomore at Kingsburg High School. She has been playing piano for 9 years and organ for 1 year. Rachel also plays trumpet in her school band and jazz band and has been playing for 5 years. She has two older sisters, one just out of college and one entering her sophomore year of college. Rachel likes reading books and has one dog and two cats. Sonatina on Themes of Creation Larry Visser This Is My Father’s World Amy Aldrich Amy Aldrich is 15 and will be a sophomore at Coronado High School. She plays clarinet in the Coronado School of the Arts, a preprofessional art conservatory for high school students. She has spent her last two years playing bass clarinet in the San Diego Youth Symphony. She has played clarinet for 6 years and piano for 4. She hopes learning pipe organ broadens her music studies. She would like to study music history in college. When she isn't studying music, Amy enjoys just relaxing with her dogs Angel and Duke at her home in San Diego. Prelude in G Minor, BWV 558 J.S. Bach Kate Deffebach Kate is 14 and a sophomore at Bullard High School in Fresno. In addition to pipe organ she plays piano, cello, bass, trombone, clarinet and viola. She plays cello in the Youth Orchestras of Fresno and the combined First PresbyterianUniversity Presbyterian Church Orchestra. At Bullard she plays bass, piano and trombone in the jazz band and jazz combo, and viola in the orchestra. In addition to being a versatile musician, Kate is a competitive swimmer and water polo player, and enjoys reading and playing other sports for fun. Kate's family includes mom and dad, two younger sisters, lots of extended family, Skipper the dog, Rascal the cat, and two turtles. Sonata in Baroque Style Gordon Young Praeludium Peter Rise Peter Rise is 17 and going into his senior year at Lake Roosevelt High School in Coulee Dam, WA in the fall. He has played the piano for 10 years and plans on going to the University of Washington to study math and music. He has two brothers and a sister, and enjoys playing piano and saxophone, as well as tennis and other extracurricular activities. He frequently plays the piano for church services. My Lord, What a Morning Johannes Matthias Michel Jessica Ryan Jessica Ryan turned 15 last month and will be a sophomore at Mission Bay High School in Pacific Beach. She has studied piano for ten years and organ for five years with Leslie Wolf Robb. She loves to play soccer, walk her big dog, Johnny Thunder, and play card games. Jessica has one brother and one sister, whose wedding she recently played at in May. Jessica likes taking bike rides and going for a treat afterwards. A couple of weeks ago, she came back from a Mexico Mission Trip in Tijuana with her dad, and members of her church, after building a house. Trumpet Voluntary Gordon Young Jaclyn Burge Jaclyn Burge, age 15, will be a junior at Kingsburg High School. She has studied piano for 10 years and pipe organ for 1.5 years. Jaclyn has 2 younger sisters and a weimaraner named Dala. Her family farms table grapes in Central California. She enjoys tennis, swimming, skiing, and traveling with her family. Jaclyn plays special music for two local churches and for the senior residents of Kingsburg Hospital. Zu Bethlehem Geboren Helmut Walcha Nathaniel Larsen Nathaniel Larsen, 14, just graduated from De Portola Middle School and is looking forward to starting at Serra High School in the fall. He's been studying piano under Connie Almond since he was 5. Although he has had organ players in his family tree, this is his first experience on the organ. Nathan also plays electric guitar and cello. This year he passed the 6th level of the Certificate of Merit program. He likes karate, acting, surfing and hanging out with his friends. He loves his two cats, Savanna and Forrest, and his new foster dog, Clea, a cute cocker spaniel. Suite Gothique, Op. 25 Léon Boëllmann Menuet gothique Laura Gullett Laura Gullett is fifteen years old, and lives in the north San Francisco Bay in the town of Tiburon. She goes to school at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, where she will be a sophomore this coming fall. She has taken organ for one year, under the instruction of Colin Lynch and John Karl Hirten. Prior to taking organ, she had played piano for seven years. Laura is also a ballet dancer and sings in her school choir, and has an obsession with Harry Potter. The only child of Jan and Karen, Laura loves her life and hopes to continue playing organ. All’ Offertorio Domenico Zipoli Neil Rens Neil Rens is 15 and will be a sophomore at Saint Augustine High School this fall. He has studied piano for 9 years and has just started playing the organ. He is unsure of what he wants to major in but is interested in sciences and computers. Neil has two sisters and lives in San Diego. He loves tennis, reading, golfing, and swimming. Prelude in E Minor (“Cathedral”), BWV 533 J.S. Bach Abram Ballesteros Abram Ballesteros is 15 and will be a sophomore at John Swett High Scholl this fall. He has studied piano for 7 years and organ for 3 years. Abram is active in Boy Scouts, plays tuba in his high school band, is currently secretary of his church youth group and plays handbells in Shalom handbell ensemble. He loves camping, playing video games and photography. Father, Almighty, Bless Us with Thy Blessing Friedrich Flemming Johanna Burgess Johanna is 18 years old and just graduated from Chula Vista High School, where she was involved in the music program. She will attend Southwestern College for a year and then transfer to Reed College to major in classics. She accompanies the praise band at Chula Vista Presbyterian Church. She also sings in choir and plays violin and handbells. Johanna enjoys sewing, making prayer quilts, and spending time with her two cats. An Early American March James Hewitt, arr. Jon Spong Marlen Bernd Marlen Bernd is 16 and will be attending Ramona High School this fall as a junior. He has studied piano for 11 years, and organ for 2 years. In college he plans to study chemistry with plans to become a pharmacist, and hopes to attend the University of California at San Diego. Marlen has one sister and lives in Ramona, Ca. He enjoys biking, swimming, water polo, and playing in his band, Negative Zero. Variations on Laudate Dominum C. Hubert H. Parry, setting by Richard Proulx Toccata Hannah Lee Pablo Hannah Lee Pablo is 12 and will be in 8th grade at Pinole Middle School this fall. She has studied piano for 6 years, and organ for almost a year. She is the sister of Henry III, also an organ scholar. She lives in San Pablo, California and attends Pinole United Methodist Church. She is very active in church youth activities and she is a member of the following: Youth Praise Band; Silangan Christian Dance Troupe, a Filipino folk dance group; and the Shalom Ringers, a handbell choir of the church. In school, she excels academically and received several academic awards last school year. A Festive Trumpet Tune Douglas E. Wagner Rebecca Wade Rebecca Wade is 14 and will be a freshman at Serra High School this fall. She has studied piano for 8 years, and organ for 3 years. Rebecca has one brother and three sisters and lives in San Diego. She loves reading, writing, and softball. Rebecca is on the praise team at church, and was a substitute organist/pianist for the church when her mom (the organist), broke her arm. Poco Vivace Hermann Schroeder Jordan McCreary Things musical were pretty much out of Jordan's control when he was born May 30th, 1995, in Honolulu. A grandchild of organists on both sides of the family, child of two musicians and nephew of more of the same, Jordan really didn't have much choice. However, his passion for the keyboard was not necessarily nurtured by his mother. As much as she tried to make him love the cello (her instrument), it was the piano he adored. When the opportunity to study organ came along, destiny took its course. Jordan was understandably inspired by his grandparents, and motivated by Juilliard Organ Chair, Paul Jacobs, who performed in Honolulu last summer. As a rising ninth grader, Jordan will begin his third year of organ study with teacher Katherine Crosier (with supplemental lessons from grandparents Anita Bridges and John McCreary), and his eighth year of piano study with Linda Hunter. Some of his other interests include hiking, tennis, video games, and playing with his dog, Lily. Festive Trumpet Tune David German Jill Cassaboom Jill Cassaboom is a 17yearold senior at High Tech High International in San Diego. She has taken piano for 12 years and pipe organ for 3 years. This is her second POE. When Jill isn't practicing, she loves to read and is an active member of her church youth group and choir. She hopes to study pipe organ at UCLA in the fall of 2010. INTERMISSION Prelude from “Te Deum” Marc‐Antoine Charpentier, arr. L Hagström Owen Reid Owen Reid is 14 and will be a freshman at Weatherford High School, Weatherford, Oklahoma. He has studied piano for 8 years and organ for 2 years. He sings in the choir at school and at his church. Owen has two sisters, both in college. He also takes vocal lessons and is on the high school golf team. Sonata No. 2 Felix Mendelssohn‐Bartholdy Allegro maestoso e vivace Jeanine Walter Jeanine Walter will be a senior at University City High School this fall. She has been studying music with Leslie Wolf Robb since elementary school. Besides playing piano and organ, she loves to sing, and is in the San Diego Children’s Choir. She is in the worship band at her youth group, plays varsity volleyball for school, loves going to the beach, and reads in every spare moment of her time. Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565 J.S. Bach Matthew Edwards Matthew Edwards is 14 years old, and will be a freshman this fall at Southwest High School in El Centro, CA. He began piano lessons at the age of 7 and, in January 2008, he began taking organ lessons under Dr. Hope Davis. He also plays the string bass in the school orchestra, and has been in school chorus, both as singer and accompanist. Matthew maintains a 4.0 grade average in school. At home, his favorite activities have included building models, playing board games with his family, and playing on the computer. Matthew lives with his parents, his brother, and 3 cats. French Suite No. 2 J.S. Bach Air Perren Yang Perren Yang, 17, is an incoming high school senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego. He has studied piano for 8 years with his teacher, Irina Tchetchko. Hopefully he will attend college as a science major, with a simultaneous major or minor in music. Aside from piano playing, Perren enjoys folding modular origami, listening to exciting music, doing math, practicing karate, and playing the clarinet in the school band. Noël (sur les jeux d’anches, sans tremblant et en duo) Louis‐Claude Daquin Henry Pablo, III Henry Pablo III is 14 and will be a sophomore at Pinole Valley High School this fall. He has studied piano for 6 years, and organ for 3 years. At school, he is moving on to be in symphonic band and is continuing in his second year of marching band, playing the trumpet. He is on the badminton team and is going to be joining the forensics program at his school. At church he plays in the Shalom Ringers, a bell choir, and sings in the youth praise band. As a hobby he enjoys playing the ukulele. He is the brother of Hannah Lee, another organ scholar. Prelude in G Major, BWV 557 J.S. Bach Reneé Gehlbach Renee Gehlbach is 17 years old and is going into her senior year at Horizon High School. She has studied piano for 5 years, and organ for 3 years. She aspires to be a music major in college. Fanfare and Meditation on “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” Murray C. Bradshaw Tyler M. Baker Tyler Baker is 15 years old and will be a 10th grader in the fall. He has homeschooled since the first grade. He has a younger brother and lives in Clovis, California. Tyler loves acting, playing soccer, soccer refereeing, building Lego star wars models, kayaking, snowboarding and spending time with his friends. He has studied piano for 8 years and prefers the romantic, classical and contemporary style music. He attended the local Fresno POE for the last 3 years and the 2008 POE in Seattle. Prelude in G Minor, BWV 558 J.S. Bach MyLinh Parsons MyLinh Parsons is fourteen years old and will be a freshman at Cathedral Catholic High School this fall. She has been playing piano for about 3 years. This year MyLinh participated in Certificate of Merit and National Piano Guild where she received honors and was a national winner with her tenpiece program. MyLinh is the oldest of five children (one brother and three sisters). She loves reading, Irish Step Dancing, soap making, drinking boba, and also plays piano for mass at her church. Prelude in C Major, BWV 553 J.S. Bach Sam Buse Sam Buse is in the 8th grade at St. Martin of Tours Academy in La Mesa. He plans to attend high school at Saint Augustine High School in San Diego. In addition to piano and organ Sam enjoys hiking, swimming, photography and playing the trumpet. Recessional William Matthias Joey Fala Joey Fala will be returning to Iolani School as a senior this fall. He has been studying the organ for six years with Katherine Crosier. At school, Joey enjoys working on school publications as senior photo editor, and designing lighting for concert and theater productions. Living in Honolulu, he spends free time going to the beach, hiking and eating Japanese food. Closing Remarks The 2009 Pipe Organ Encounter would not have been possible without the following, who gave so generously of their time, talents, and facilities: POE Committee: Lea Schmidt‐Rogers, Leslie Wolf Robb, Ruth Sayre, Chris Cook, Connie Eitzen, Martin Green, Dale Sorenson, Jerry Stirtz Teachers: Alison Luedecke, Marilou Kratzenstein, Ronel Wishnuff, Martin Green, Chelsea Chen, Timothy Howard, Carol Early‐Graham, Kimberly Bedell, Keenan Boswell, Jenny‐Marie Carson, Chris Cook, Robert Scholz, Leslie Wolf Robb, Holly Jones Artists: Robert Plimpton, Jenny‐Marie Carson, Chris Gorsuch, John Weaver, Timothy Howard, Chelsea Chen, Keenan Boswell, San Diego Harmony Ringers, Christoph Bull, Alison Luedecke, Carol Williams, Ronald McKean, Wayne Foster Workshop, Class, Organ Demonstration, and Opening Night Leaders: Lyle Blackinton, Chris Cook, Stan Wicks, Paul Tegels, Timothy Howard, Jenny‐Marie Carson, Chelsea Chen, Keenan Boswell, Frances Nobert, Ronald McKean, Lea Schmidt‐Rogers, Leslie Wolf Robb, Geoffrey Graham Drivers and Monitors‐ Jerry Stirtz, Leslie Olson, Suzie Schick, Jack Lasher, Jan Feher, Anna Carson, Charlotte Hamilton, Tim Broadway, Leita Deeg, Debby Park, Stan Wicks, Jenny Nolan, Connie Eitzen, Lea Schmidt‐Rogers, Kevin Marousek, Ruth Sayre, Carol Cunningham, Don Rudesill, Ken Robb, Dale Sorenson, Leslie Robb, Chris Cook Organ Preparation & Maintenance – Dale Sorenson, Lyle Blackinton and Associates Dorm Chaperons – Kevin Marousek, Roberta Muse, Robert Scholz Artist hosting: Chris and Betsy Cook, Bob and Tanya Chen, Connie Eitzen, Jerry and Marty Stirtz, Lynn and Jonita Upham Student hosting: Betsy Mueller and family Rodgers Model 548 practice organ: courtesy of Knight Organ Company, sales director Howard McCullough Balboa Theatre: Balboa Theatre Foundation Recital Church: La Jolla Presbyterian Church: (especially Lori Thrower) Practice and Lesson Churches: St. James by‐the‐Sea Episcopal, La Jolla Presbyterian, Foothills United Methodist Church, Santa Sophia Catholic Church, All Souls Episcopal Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‐Day Saints (Mission Valley), Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, Faith Presbyterian Church, Immaculata Catholic Church, Founders’ Chapel, Grace Lutheran Church, University Christian Church, St. Brigid Catholic Church, Christ Lutheran Church of Pacific Beach, La Mesa First United Methodist Church, La Mesa Christian Science Church, La Mesa Seventh Day Adventist Church, Christ Lutheran Church of La Mesa, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, Mission Hills United Methodist Church, El Cajon Presbyterian Church, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Christ Episcopal Church of Coronado Concert and Organ Demonstration Locations: First United Methodist, St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, All Soul’s Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, University of San Diego Founders’ Chapel, the home of Dr. Alison Luedecke, St. Paul’s Cathedral, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, University of California at Los Angeles’ Royce Hall Donations of resources for students: Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Trader Joe’s, John‐Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Parkey Organbuilders, JAV Recordings, Wicks Pipe Organ Company, Casavant Frères Organbuilders, Valparaiso University, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, The Organist’s Review, Lea Schmidt‐Rogers, Douglas Bush, Slaymaker Special Projects, Wayne Leupold Editions, American Guild of Organists Headquarters, Organ Historical Society, The Diapason Scholarship grants: Washington D.C. AGO, San Diego AGO, San Joaquin Valley AGO, Palomar AGO, AGO National This Pipe Organ Encounter would not have been possible without the support of the members and executive board San Diego AGO. Thank you for your continuing encouragement and support of young organists! We thank our Region IX Regional Councillor, Frankie Nobert, for her support throughout the planning process for this POE and especially during this POE week. We thank Dale Sorenson and Trinity Lutheran Church of San Diego for hosting our major fundraiser, the Paul Gerhard Hymn Festival, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for providing matching funds for the donations received. We thank all those who donated funds to make this POE possible. Your support helps grow the next generation of organists! Pipe Organ Encounters is an educational outreach program of the American Guild of Organists. Major funding for Pipe Organ Encounters is provided by the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America. Additional support is provided by the American Institute of Organbuilders and Margaret R. Evans. Permanently endowed AGO scholarships are provided in memory of Seth Bingham, Clarence Dickinson, Philip Hahn, Charles N. Henderson, Alfred E. Lunsford, Ned Siebert, and Martin M. Wick, and in honor of Philip E. Baker, and Morgan and Mary Simmons. Additional scholarship funds have been created in honor of Ruth Milliken, and in memory of Robert S. Baker and Virgil Fox.
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