POE Guest Artist Recital by Joyce Jones

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View the Program for this Concert and Dr. Jones’s full bio.

Program:

On Wednesday, July 29, Dr. Jones will give a public master class on organ repertoire and improvisation to participants of the Brooklyn Pipe Organ Encounter at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3714 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Biography:

Joyce Jones has devoted her professional life to making friends for the organ, through Community Concerts, countless organ dedications, children’s concerts, and orchestral appearances in 48 states and 12 foreign countries. She has recorded 7 CD’s for Motette, Rosenhaus, and Word and has had 20 books of organ music and arrangements published.

Her numerous engagements include such venues as the Riverside Church, the Mormon Tabernacle, Notre Dame Cathedral, Chartres Cathedral, and the Meyerson Symphony Center.  Her professional life is also one of “firsts”: the first woman to perform on the organ at the Crystal Cathedral, the first organist to play for the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the only woman organist chosen to play with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra at the inauguration of the Ruffatti organ in Davies Symphony Hall.

Since retiring in August 2012 after 43 years as Organist in Residence at Baylor University, she has played concerts in California, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Rhode Island, New Mexico, and Texas.  She has also continued composing, with three new publications in the past year.  As a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, she has also served as dean of the Central Texas AGO Chapter.  She has served as director of 12 Pipe Organ Encounters at Baylor University, more than any other person in the AGO, and also taught and played at two other POE events besides the ones she directed at Baylor.

The National Federation of Music Clubs presented her with a National Citation “in recognition and sincere appreciation of her unselfish devotion and dedicated service to music as a concert organist, inspiring teacher and composer.”  Wherever she plays, she is dedicated to sharing the joy of music.

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