Christopher Anderson is Associate Professor of Sacred Music at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, where he teaches graduate courses in history and theory in the Perkins School of Theology and the Meadows School of the Arts. He joined the SMU faculty in fall 2006, having taught previously in the Music Department of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Anderson is a scholar and organist whose work has centered on early musical modernism, modern German history and philosophy, the organ’s position in Western culture, and the composer Max Reger. He has written extensively on Reger and his music in two books, Max Reger and Karl Straube: Perspectives on an Organ Performing Tradition (Ashgate 2003) and Selected Writings of Max Reger (Routledge 2006). In addition, his many essays appear in German- and English-language journals. His seminal 2003 study of Reger and Straube is the first extensive survey of any aspect of Reger in English and was the winner of the prestigious 2006 Max Miller Book Award, given by The Organ Library of the American Guild of Organists via the Boston University School of Theology. Recently, Anderson translated into English the second volume of Jon Laukvik’s Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing (Carus, 2010) and edited the first complete survey of organ music in the twentieth century, Twentieth-Century Organ Music (Routledge 2011).
Carole Terry is Professor of Organ and Harpsichord Emerita at the University of Washington School of Music, Seattle, where she taught for 40 years. Her career as arenowned performer and teacher of the organ and harpsichord has taken her throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. While she is especially heralded for her performances and recordings of German Romantic music, she is also a noted expert on the physiology of keyboard performance.
Dr. Terry has been featured at the International Summer School for Young Organists in Oundle (Britain), International Summer School in Calgary, and the McGill Summer Organ Academy (Canada). In September 2004, she was the first American organist to perform on the new Glatter-Götz organ in the concert hall of Perm, Russia.She has performed and served on the panel of jurorsfor the Musachino (Tokyo), Tariverdiev (Russia), St. Albans (England), and the Canadian (Montréal) international organ competitions. She has been featured as performer and lecturer at theOregon Bach Festival,the Montreat Festival (North Carolina), and at numerous national and regional conventions of the Organ Historical Society andAmerican Guild of Organists.
From 2000-2003, she was Resident Organist and Curator for the Seattle Symphony where she helped to inaugurate the new C.B. Fisk organbuilt for Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Her 2008 recording on the Loft label, Carole Terry Plays the Watjen Concert Organ, was made on this instrument. Her other recordings are found on the MHS, CRI, and Crystal labels.
Carole Terry is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.
- Carol Terry concert program (repertoire) (PDF)
Peter Sykes is a member of the organ department faculty at the University of Michigan, a core faculty member and principal instructor of harpsichord at the Historical Performance Department of the Juilliard School in New York City, and works at Boston University, where he teaches both organ and harpsichord. He performs extensively in recital and has made ten solo recordings of organ and harpsichord repertoire ranging from Buxtehude, Couperin and Bach to Reger and Hindemith and his acclaimed organ transcription of Holst’s “The Planets.” Newly released is a recording of the complete Bach harpsichord partitas on the Centaur label, and an all-Bach clavichord recording on the Raven label; soon to be released will be the complete Bach works for violin and harpsichord with Daniel Stepner. He often performs and teaches in Europe, and has been a judge in numerous harpsichord and organ playing competitions. A founding board member and president of the Boston Clavichord Society as well as past president of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, he is the recipient of the Chadwick Medal and Outstanding Alumni Award from the New England Conservatory, the Erwin Bodky Prize from the Cambridge Society for Early Music, and the Distinguished Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.
Peter Sykes Program (repertoire) (PDF) (Reger organ works 1901-1915)