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Maria Bucka has been a professional musician in Minneapolis, MN for over 60 years.  She did her undergraduate/graduate work as a double major in piano and organ at the University…

Organist, lecturer, and pedagogue Katelyn Emerson, hailed as “one of the world’s most promising organists” (Listvinafélag Hallgrímskirkju [Iceland]), is internationally renowned for performances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia that…

Elena Sartori was born in Ravenna in 1967 and she started studying music when she was only 4 years old, with the tutoring of her mother. She studied at the “Girolamo…

Alla Borzova is an awards-winning composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and soprano (lyric coloratura). She is the winner of All-Union Composition Competition, Delius International Competition, a recipient of many awards (including…

Anne Laver performs frequently in the United States and Europe, and has been a featured recitalist and clinician at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the…

Lorraine S. Brugh is Senior Research Professor of Music at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana. She is also Adjunct Professor of Theology, teaching in the area of contemporary systematics. From 2017-2019…

Mary Eileen Johnston (aka “MEJ: the other Music Educators’ Journal”) is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia suburbs. “Grown” into her profession as a Church music leader, her early years…

Dr. Katie Moss, an accomplished and versatile recitalist, has performed as a solo organist across the United States. Recent performances include the Musforum Conference of Women in Church Music (St.…

Martha Barth, from Northfield, Minnesota, is a recent graduate from St. Olaf College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Concentration in German Studies. She studied…

Susan Powell (b. 1986) holds a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from St. Olaf College, where she studied organ with Dr. John Ferguson. She is entering graduate work in…