Workshop – Organ First!
7/9/2020 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Nora Hess, MM, CAGO, is an adjunct faculty member in organ at Brigham Young University. Her research specialty is teaching and developing curriculum so elementary-aged children can learn the organ as their first instrument without any prior music training. She loves to teach students of all levels and ages, and has been teaching for many years.
Nora also enjoys composing and performing music, and has had the opportunity to perform solos on famous organs in France and Germany. She is currently completing the process to become a performing guest organist on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
Nora also serves as a choir conductor and has conducted and accompanied many choirs and soloists throughout her career. A choral singer herself, she served for 10 years as a member of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and was the organist for the Utah Baroque Ensemble from 2016-2018.
Nora has earned the Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists and holds a Master of Music degree from Brigham Young University in Organ Performance, where she studied with Don Cook and Brian Mathias. She is married and is the mother of 10 children and 12 grandchildren.