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Shelly Moorman-Stahlman Honors Sweelinck's 450th with Nov. 11 Recital
11.09.12 |
Shelly Moorman-Stahlman will perform a faculty organ recital on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in Lebanon Valley College's Miller Chapel. In honor of the 450th birthday of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, the program will include "Est-ce Mars," a variation set on a secular Dutch folk song. Additionally, the program will include Bach's monumental Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548 (the Wedge), selections from "The Five Dances" by Calvin Hampton, movements from Vierne's Symphony II, and the wild and furious Toccata by contemporary French composer, Jean Guillou.

Moorman-Stahlman recently performed this program in California and New York City. While in California, Moorman-Stahlman was interviewed by NPR.

Moorman-Stahlman is a professor of music at Lebanon Valley College, where she teaches organ, piano, class piano, and church music courses. Her students have received top honors in numerous competitions. Moorman-Stahlman holds music degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Iowa. She has studied piano with Ruth Slenczynska, Santiago Rodriguez, and John McIntyre as well as organ with Delbert Disselhorst, Delores Bruch, John Ditto, and Harald Vogel.

A frequent recitalist as both an organist and pianist throughout the Midwest and East Coast, Moorman-Stahlman has garnered an impressive array of competition credits which include semi-finalist at the St. Albans International Organ Competition in England; audience prize at the Spivey International Competition; finalist in the Arthur Poister Competition; second prize in the MTNA National Wurlitzer Competition; and finalist, Region VI AGO Competition.

She has been a featured artist at major venues in Washington, D.C., New York City, and across the Midwest, receiving outstanding reviews such as "knock out performance" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, "player of technical command" by the Kansas City Star and "transcendent musical experience" by pip-org-l. She has also given many workshops and masterclasses for conventions, colleges, and churches. Most recently , she has presented organ recitals at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the University of Arizona, Tucson, RLDS Temple in Kansas City, Christ the King Cathedral in Atlanta, California Lutheran University, and for the Region III AGO Convention. Her recent piano performances included a performance of the Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Hershey Orchestra, the Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Central Pennsylvania Orchestra, the Beethoven Concerto No. 1 with the Pine Street Chamber Orchestra in Harrisburg, and numerous solo piano recitals throughout the region and in the midwest.

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