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Release: May 2, 2001
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
ORGAN STUDENTS WILL HONOR ROBERT TRIPLETT MAY 8 -- Organ
students and faculty in the University of Iowa School of Music will present
a free recital in honor of Robert Triplett at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 in Clapp
Recital Hall on the UI campus.
Triplett, who has been a visiting faculty member in organ
at the UI for the past two years, will leave the School of Music faculty at
the end of the current semester. In addition to his visiting appointment at
the UI, Triplett has been well known in the local musical community as director
of music at Trinity Episcopal Church and distinguished artist in residence
at Cornell College in
Delbert Disselhorst, head of the organ area in the School
of Music, and five undergraduate and graduate students majoring in organ performance
and pedagogy will each play a piece on the program:
-- Undergraduate student Timothy Duhr will play the Praeludium
in E minor by Vincent Luebeck;
-- graduate student Eun Jin Choi will play the Chorale
no. 3 in A minor by Cesar Franck;
-- doctoral student Lynda Hakken will play the Prelude
and Fugue in B minor by J.S. Bach;
-- graduate student Beverly Everett will play "Amazing
Grace" arranged by William Bolcom;
-- Disselhorst will play the "Fantasy For Flute Stops"
by Leo Sowerby; and
-- doctoral student Hanna Lee will play "Dankpsalm"
(Psalm of thanks) by Max Reger.
Triplett has appeared as recitalist throughout the United
States and for national and regional conventions of the American Guild of
Organists. The author of numerous professional articles and several published
compositions, he has taught at Cornell College, Maryville (Tenn.) College
and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His performances have
been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program "Pipedreams."
In conjunction with his musical activities, Triplett maintains
a second career as a stage-fright consultant. His presentations have attracted
a wide range of fellow stage-fright sufferers, including actors, teachers,
musicians, ministers, athletes, business professionals, doctors, civic leaders
and even two airplane pilots.
Disselhorst has been a member of the UI School of Music
faculty since 1970. He holds both bachelors and masters degrees
in music from the University of Illinois, where he graduated as a Bronze
Tablet Scholar. As a recipient of a Fulbright grant in organ, he also studied
at the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Frankfurt, Germany. He earned the
Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan.
As a concert artist, Disselhorst has performed in the
United States, Canada and Europe. He has appeared as a recitalist for several
regional conventions and for the National Convention of the American Guild
of Organists in Houston, Texas, in 1989. He has recorded the Organ Books of
Ned Rorem and "Prophesies" by Daniel Pinkham on the Arkay Label.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing
Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts.
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