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Susan Burkhalter
"ORGANISTS' NEWS"
(1)DAVID ENLOW WAVES THE WHITE FLAG; (2)WHY I QUIT PIANO TEACHING, PART 2; (3) PET SITTING
(1)DAVID ENLOW WAVES THE WHITE FLAG On Monday, March 10th, 2014 David Enlow, Organist-Choirmaster at Church of the Resurrection in New York and member of the organ faculty at Juilliard, played an organ recital for the Potomac and Northern Virginia chapters of the AGO. The recital took place on the 3-manual Berghaus at St. John’s Episcopal, [...]

(1) EXCITING NEWS, ORGAN RESTORATION AT SAINT-JEAN DE MONTMARTRE IN PARIS, FRANCE; (2) WHY I LEFT PIANO TEACHING AFTER 30 YEARS OF TEACHING
(1) EXCITING NEWS, ORGAN RESTORATION AT SAINT-JEAN DE MONTMARTRE IN PARIS, FRANCE;(2) WHY I LEFT PIANO TEACHING AFTER 30 YEARS OF TEACHING February 28, 2013 © by Susan Burkhalter (1) EXCITING NEWS, ORGAN RESTORATION AT SAINT-JEAN DE MONTMARTRE You may remember that in my blog of August 17th, 2009 Frank Mento, who is the organist at Saint Jean de [...]

BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE COMPOSER OF A PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, WHILE LISTENING
January 15, 2012 By Susan Burkhalter PERIODS OF ART AND MUSIC: My daughter studied piano for 14 years as a child, through high school. Recently she regretted that she cannot identify, when listening, to which historical period a piece of classical music belongs. I wrote a guide to remedy her situation and I hope it helps [...]

(1) THE THOMAS CIRCLE SINGERS OF WASHINGTON, DC - JAMES KREGER, MUSIC DIRECTOR - CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY (2) REQUEST FOR ORGANIST TO PLAY AN ORGAN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
(1) The Thomas Circle Singers of Washington, DC — James Kreger, Music Director — Celebrates their 35th Anniversary (2) Request for an Organist to play an organ in Brooklyn, New York July 14th, 2011 © by Susan Burkhalter You may recall that in my blog of October 2009 called “My Methods as Organist/Choir Director Working with Choirs“, [...]

(1) PEOPLE ONLY WANT TO LISTEN TO “THEIR MUSIC”: TWO TIMES WHEN THEY SENT ME HOME; (2) BOOK REPORT ON “SUSQUEHANNA, RIVER OF DREAMS” BY SUSAN Q. STRANAHAN
(1) People Only Want to Listen to “their music”: Two Times when They Sent me Home; (2) Book Report on “Susquehanna, River of Dreams” by Susan Q. Stranahan January 23, 2011, © by Susan Burkhalter Before I relate the two times a person became irate about music I was playing, I’ll elaborate on the causes of people [...]

(1)WASHINGTON POST NOW HAS A CLASSICAL MUSIC BLOG; (2) I ATTENDED THE NATIONAL AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS CONVENTION IN WASHINGTON, DC JULY 5TH-8TH
July 18th, 2010, © by Susan Burkhalter In the “Washington Post” on June 27th, 2010, a new blog was announced: The Washington Post’s Classical Music Blog. Go to www.washingtonpost.com/classicalbeat to learn more. I believe this new blog was instituted in response to some letters received by the Post complaining that classical music concerts [...]

(1) I AM TAKING A HIP HOP DANCE CLASS (2) “WHERE’S WALDO?” HOW I KEEP TURNING UP IN CLASSES TAUGHT BY RENOWNED YOUNG CONCERT ORGANISTS
(1)I Am Taking a Hip Hop Dance Class (2) “’Where’s Waldo?’” How I Keep Turning Up in Classes Taught by Renowned Young Concert Organists April 30th, 2010, © by Susan Burkhalter I have always enjoyed dancing, and since my daughter says, “Mom, you dance like a robot,” I decided to take classes in Hip Hop [...]

(1) SATIRE ON CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTERS, (2) E. POWER BIGGS’ TWO PERFORMANCES OF SAME PIECE, SIMULTANEOUSLY LISTENED TO
© by Susan Burkhalter, February 6, 2010 I wrote the following newsletter in 1979 when I was a young woman to make fun of the bragging Christmas newsletters many of us have received that just make their recipients feel inferior. Before I begin, a little background on myself may explain why I wrote this newsletter: [...]

(1) TRULY INSPIRED BY NATHAN LAUBE IN JANUARY 2009;(2) FAILURE TO SUCCESSFULLY PURCHASE I-TUNES SONGS
(1) TRULY INSPIRED BY NATHAN LAUBE IN JANUARY 2009 © by Susan Burkhalter, December 10, 2009 Nathan Laube is a brilliant young organist around age 21 who studies at Curtis Institute. He can play perfectly from memory almost any classical music ever written, as do all Curtis students. In 2009 I heard his organ recital [...]

MY METHODS AS ORGANIST/DIRECTOR WORKING WITH CHOIRS
© by Susan Burkhalter October 8, 2009 Sometimes an organist gets asked to play and direct a choir from the organ console. I played and directed at Church of the Pilgrims in Washington, DC on August 16th. Here’s how I prepare: I decided to study conducting with a private teacher in 1990. I [...]



 

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