Professor of Organ Kola Owolabi, Head of SMND’s Organ Studio, and Notre Dame MSM student David Stultz will perform at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Seattle from July 3-7, 2022. Professor Owolabi will perform on Paul Fritts, Opus 19 (1999, II/29) at Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Seattle on Thursday July 7 at 1:30pm and 3pm. His program will include works by Georg Muffat, Correa de Arauxo, Johann Gottfried Walther, Dieterich Buxtehude and his own arrangement of Handel's Concerto grosso in Bb Major, Opus 3, No.2. He is also offering a workshop “Playing the Organ Works of Muffat” at Gethsemane Lutheran Church on Wednesday July 6 at 11am. His recording of Muffat's Apparatus musico-organisticus, 1690, will be released later this summer.
David Stultz, a student of Professor Owolabi, will perform on a “Rising Stars” recital featuring the Wicks/Bond organ at University Congregational Church in Seattle on Tuesday July 5 at 1:30pm and 3pm. He was given this opportunity as a result of winning First Prize in the AGO Quimby Southeast Regional Organ Competition in 2021. Mr. Stultz will perform two somewhat contrasting contemporary pieces that he says “should work well on the American classic Wicks”:
1. “Jump (2012)” by Aaron David Miller (b. 1972)
2. “Toccata for Organ (1958)” by Nancy Plummer Faxon (1914–2005)
For more information on the National Convention of the AGO, see https://agoseattle2022.com/