Carole Terry

Carole Terry 2020

Carole Terry



Trinity Presbyterian Church
7/7/2020 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
7/10/2020 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM


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 a renowned 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 an 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 jurors for the Musachino (Tokyo), Tariverdiev (Russia), St. Albans (England), and the Canadian (Montréal) international organ competitions. She has been featured as performer and lecturer at the Oregon Bach Festival, the Montreat Festival (North Carolina), and at numerous national conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the American 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 organ built for Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Her 2008 recording on the Loft label 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.