Terrell Lemley to perform organ recital Dec. 3

Tue, 01/30/2007 (All day)
Nov 20, 2006

MOBILE — Spring Hill College will host an organ recital by Terrell Lemley at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in St. Joseph Chapel. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will feature Spring Hill’s newly dedicated 24-stop, tracker organ built by Heissler Organ Company in Germany.

Lemley, adjunct professor of fine arts at Spring Hill College, is organist at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church and Holy Family Catholic Church in Mobile. He earned his Master of Music in organ performance from the Indiana University School of Music, where he studied organ with Wilma Jensen and Robert Rayfield, harpsichord with Anthony Newman, and improvisation with Oswald Ragatz.

After graduating from law school at Indiana University, Lemley served as director of music for the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C and as a copyright examiner for the Library of Congress. In addition, he was the music assistant at Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University, and it was his honor to play on the newly installed Bedient tracker pipe organ, an organ in the French Baroque tradition.

Lemley has studied private organ and piano at the University of Texas, where he earned a master’s degree in library science. Before moving to Mobile, he lived in Des Moines, Iowa, where he studied organ with Carl Staplin of Drake University, as the winner of the Winifred Kelly Scholarship in organ.

For more information on the recital, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (251) 380-3855.