Three organ music majors studying with Trudy Faber, professor of music, were invited to perform on the 1931 E.M. Skinner organ during one of the Dayton Art Museum’s signature events, Feb. 4. The concert also served as the primary event for the Dayton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Those performing included Jessica Dennis ’05 of Toledo, Ohio, Neal Hayes ’06 of Cedarville, Ohio, and Springfield, Ohio, res resident Brad Hall ’05, last year’s sole recipient of the national Ruth and Paul Manz Organ Scholarship for his mastery of the pipe organ.
Hall joined previous winners from such schools as St. Olaf College, Yale Institute of Sacred Music and The Juilliard School. The award is intended to encourage organ students across the nation who are preparing for careers as church musicians. News of Hall’s selection appeared in the national magazine of the American Guild of Organists.