Workshop – Leo Sowerby, Part I
7/8/2020 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Workshop – Leo Sowerby, Part II
7/8/2020 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Faythe Freese, Professor of Organ at the University of Alabama, is in demand as a recitalist throughout the world. She was the recipient of the Indiana University Oswald Ragatz Distinguished Alumni Award (2017) and is a leading expert on the organ music of Leo Sowerby, whose quasquicentennial is celebrated in 2020.
Dr. Freese is the only American woman to have recorded at L’Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité, Paris, and her CD, Faythe Freese à l’Orgue de l’Eglise de la Sainte Trinité (JAV173) received critical acclaim. Her CD, The Freese Collection (OAR-948) was recorded at Magdeburg Cathedral, Germany and she was the guest artist on the CD, Decker Plays Decker, Volume 4: “Museum of the Dance” (2018).
While on a 2015 European sabbatical, Dr. Freese performed on over fifty historic organs in nine countries, collaborating with Ton Koopman, Montserrat Torrent, Pieter van Dijk, Aude Heutermatte and João Vaz on period repertoire. She has been a featured lecturer, performer, and reviewer for national and regional AGO conventions and Pipe Organ Encounters.
Dr. Freese holds degrees in organ performance and church music from Indiana University. As a Fulbright scholar and Indiana University/Kiel Ausstausch Programme participant, she studied the works of Jean Langlais with the composer and the works of Max Reger with Heinz Wunderlich. Dr. Freese is published by Concordia Publishing House and Morningstar Music Publishers. She is represented by the Concert Artist Cooperative.