Accomplished organist in concert at Grace Church

  • Tue Jun 17th, 2008 8:03pm
  • Life

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.

Her next stop is Lopez, where she will perform “Music of the Masters” on Sunday, April 13, 3:00 p.m. in Grace Episcopal Church. The concert will feature the work of Bach, Buxtehude, Brahms, and Sweelinck.

Donations are appreciated; proceeds will benefit the Grace Church Organ Fund. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a reception following the concert.

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 she participated in The Bamboo Organ Festival in Manila, Philippines, as well as The Attersee Barock Akademie, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, in Lübeck, Germany. Because of her reputation as a teacher 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, Calgary, Canada. A frequent judge for competitions, she has adjudicated the prestigious International Musachino Organ Competition in Tokyo, Japan and in 2003, the Third Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition. In September 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 the United States she has participated in such conferences and seminars as the San Anselmo Organ Festival, The Historical Organ in America, and the Oregon Bach Festival and the Montreat Festival of Worship and Music in North Carolina in addition to having 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, she 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.

Terry is a Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle. Also on the Board of Governors of The Westfield Center, a national resource for the advancement of keyboard music, she 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.