The Diapason October 2015 Newsletter

October 24, 2015


This month we note the appointments of Jo Deen (Jody) Blaine Davis as president of the United Church of Christ Musicians Association, Jens Korndörfer to First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Georgia, Emanuele Marconi to the National Music Museum of Vermillion, South Dakota, and Nigel Potts to Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina. In other personal news, we note the celebration of Marilyn Mason’s 90th birthday, the passing of Paul Jenkins, former professor of organ at Stetson University, 2014 Grand Prix de Chartres winner Dexter Kennedy’s completion of two European tours, and Charlie Steele’s concert celebrating the 140th anniversary of Central Presbyterian Church (Bristol, Virginia).

Duke Chapel has begun a new organ scholars program, and Raven Recordings has released Éclat Encore, a new recording by Thomas Baugh. Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag has published Best Loved Melodies, an organ transcriptions series. In organbuilder news: Parsons Pipe Organ Builders hosted the Eastman Summer Organ Academy at their workshop on August 6, and Schoenstein & Co. has made an educational video on symphonic organ design available on YouTube. 

A reminder that the deadline for advertising in the 2016 Resource Directory is coming up soon: November 1. Contact Jerome Butera to make sure your ad is in the new directory: 608/634-6253 or [email protected].

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—Joyce Robinson 

Editorial Director, THE DIAPASON  


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Joyce Robinson