Guest organists to perform at Bethany College

Ann Marie Rigler

Ann Marie Rigler

Bethany College will present organist Ann Marie Rigler in concert on February 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall.

Rigler, associate professor of music and college organist at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., earned her bachelor of music degree in organ performance from Southern Methodist University. She received her master’s degree in library and information science and musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa.

An active solo recitalist, clinician, adjudicator and chamber musician, Rigler is currently working on a recording project featuring the new Létourneau organ in the multi-faith Pasquerilla Spiritual Center at Penn State and is preparing a major lecture on trends in American organ pedagogy to be delivered at the national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Washington, D.C. in July. Rigler has also co-authored the script for the videotape, The Organ and You: A Young Person’s Guide to the King of Instruments and written several articles and reviews forThe American OrganistThe DiapasonThe Journal of Singing, and Music Library Association NOTES.

At the Feb. 20 concert, Rigler will perform works by Jean Langlais, Dieterich Buxtehude, Jehan Alain, Craig Phillips, Gerald Near, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frank Ferko and more. Each piece fits the concert’s theme, which is “God of Many Names.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

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