Will O. Headlee memorial service

May 19, 2022
Will O. Headlee
Will O. Headlee

A memorial service for Will O. Headlee will be held June 4, 11:00 a.m., at Park Central Presbyterian Church, Syracuse, New York.

Headlee was organist at the church for 28 years, taught at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music for 36 years, and was an active member of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.

He died November 9, 2020, and the pandemic made it difficult to schedule a memorial. (See “Nunc dimittis,” January 2021 issue, page 5.) The service will take place the day after the final round of the Arthur Poister Competition in Organ Playing, June 3, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Syracuse, an event Headlee organized and supported for many years.

With a gift from Christopher Warren, the Setnor School of Music has established the Will O. Headlee Memorial Scholarship for Organ to provide financial support for graduate students in an organ performance degree. Those interested in contributing to this fund are invited to contact Anne Laver: [email protected].

For information: syracuseago.org.