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Release: May 2, 2001


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
Mt. Vernon.

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 bachelor’s and master’s 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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