Organists of Iowa

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Date/Time:Friday, 05 Nov 2010 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:Martha-Ellen Tye Recital, Music Building
Contact:Tammy Krock
Channel:Music Department
Categories:Arts, performances
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The 24th Annual Organists of Iowa Concert Series will feature Brad Van Horn, Jodi Jurgemeyer, and Charles Sukup, with Cindy Hemm and Jackie Sheahan Burk, from small-town, north Iowa farms.

Five college-trained, classical organists from the area around Sheffield, Iowa are gathering together for the 24th Annual "Organists of Iowa" Concert Series on the exceptional mechanical action Brombaugh organ.

The event will feature Brad VanHorn, Jodi Jurgemeyer, Jackie Sheahan Burk, Charles Sukup, and Cindy Hemm. All five were fortunate enough to study under organ professors who have played in previous "Organists of Iowa" Concerts. The annual Organists of Iowa Concerts were initiated by Iowa State organ professor Lynn Zeigler, who is retiring at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, as a way to showcase the talents of the many organists of Iowa, from college professors to church musicians.

Those performing include VanHorn who farms near Sheffield, was organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City and is now music director at Faith Baptist Church, Hampton. He graduated from Central College and studied organ with Professor Davis Folkerts. Jurgemeyer grew up on a farm and graduated from Rockwell-Swaledale which just merged with SCMT (Sheffield) to form the West Fork School. She works at the Association of Boards of Certification in Ames and is an organist at Memorial Lutheran Church. Burk grew up in Sheffield and attended UNI, studying organ under Dr. Mary Lou Kratzenstein. She now lives on a farm near Goodell where she teaches in the Belmond-Klemme school. Both Sukup and Jurgemeyer studied organ under the direction of Dr. Lynn Zeigler, Professor of Music at Iowa State. Sukup lives on the same farm that he grew up on near Sheffield and is President of Sukup Mfg. Co which makes grain bins and drying equipment. Sukup and Hemm are both organists at Zion - St. John Lutheran Church in Sheffield. Hemm majored in organ at Drake under Dr. Carl Staplin. She is married to a farmer from Sheffield and now teaches music in the West Fork school.

These five individuals are making Iowa proud by sharing their talents. The "Organists of Iowa" 24th Annual Concert Series will take place in the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Music Building at ISU, is free to the public, and will be from 7:30pm until 9pm.

This recital is made possible by the Sukup Manufacturing Company of Sheffield, Iowa. The Music Department would like to thank them for their continued support of the Organists of Iowa Series.