Frances Nobert is Professor Emerita of Music at Whittier College. She has served the American Guild of Organists as Pasadena Chapter Dean, South Coast District Convener, Region IX Councillor and member of the National Nominating Committee.
Dr. Nobert earned the degrees Bachelor of Music from Salem College, Master of Music from Syracuse University and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California. As a recipient of a Fulbright Grant, she studied organ, harpsichord and piano in Germany. Her organ teachers have included John Mueller, Helmut Walcha and Arthur Poister.
She has performed for conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society, as well as for national and international festivals and conferences related to the position of women in the music profession. She has appeared as recitalist in many American cities and in Australia, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Korea and Spain.
Dr. Nobert may be heard on Organ Historical Society’s recordings of the Organs of Maine and on the Raven-label release, Music, She Wrote: Organ Compositions by Women. Her website, www.francesnobert.com, features lists of organ repertoire by women.