Lyn Loewi gave an inspired lecture “From the Exiled Edges: Women composers and the Episcopal church” at the third Musforum Conference at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, June 13-14, 2019. Elizabeth Poston, Cecilia McDowall, Judith Weir, Jane Marshall and many more women composers have written good sacred music that is rarely heard. Their compositions add a much needed voice to the standard repertory. This talk introduced listeners to the works we sang this past year at St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, CO, and how the pieces were chosen.
Lyn Loewi (D.M.A.) studied organ with John Rodland, Marilyn Mason, Herbert Nanney, and Marie-Claire Alain. In addition to many years as a church musician, she has taught at the University of Minnesota, Portland State University, and Lewis and Clark College.
She has been at St. John’s Cathedral for seven years as the Assistant Organist and for the last 18 months, the Interim Director of Music.