Workshop – Lessons from Leipzig
7/10/2020 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Robert Knupp is a Professor in the music department at Mississippi College in Clinton, where his primary area of teaching is applied organ. He also teaches music theory and music technology, and is the organist of Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson.
Dr. Knupp’s students have won state competitions of the AGO and MTNA, have been awarded full teaching assistantships at major universities, as well as fellowships to national organist conventions, and been successful in obtaining full-time church employment. His studio concert tours have visited locations including New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, Houston, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Nashville, and Washington D.C.
An active performer, he has performed in twenty-nine states and in Europe. Significant performance venues include the Washington National Cathedral, St. Thomas Church and St. Mary’s, New York City; St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco; King’s Chapel, Boston; The Old Church Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon; Church of the Ascension, Seattle; Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA; National City Christian Church, Washington, DC; and St. Peter’s Cathedral, Jackson, MS. In 2015, Knupp embarked on a five-week historic organ tour of central Germany with concerts on Silbermann Organs in Forchheim and Frieburg, and on the Max Reger Organ in Bad Salzungen.
Dr. Knupp is a native of Johnstown, PA, and holds degrees from the University of Alabama (D.M.A.), East Carolina University (M.M.), and Susquehanna University (B.M.) Primary mentors include the late Warren Hutton, Dr. Janette Fishell, and Dr. Susan Hegberg.