Organ Studies News from the 2018-2019 Academic Year

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Cherry Rhodes performs at Syracuse University

March 28, 2019

USC Thornton Organ Studies faculty member Cherry Rhodes will present a solo recital at Syracuse University on Friday, March 29 as part of the Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference. Rhodes will perform works by the late Calvin Hampton, an alumnus of Syracuse University. An early champion of Hampton, Rhodes premiered and recorded many of his pieces. […]


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Cherry Rhodes premieres work at 2018 Pipe Organ Festival

November 26, 2018

Professor of Organ Studies, Cherry Rhodes, gave the Asian premiere of a new organ work, “Chorale, Diferencias and Glosas on Puer Natus in Bethlehem,” that was written for her by Fr. Joseph Walter. The performance was part of the 2018 Pipe Organ Festival on Sept. 13 & 14 at Ewah Womans University, Seoul, Korea. In addition to […]


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Thomas Mellan presents Ukrainian premiere of Messiaen organ work

October 2, 2018

Thomas Mellan (BM ’17), who is currently double majoring in Organ Studies and Composition at USC Thornton, recently undertook a Summer concert tour of France and the Ukraine, performing in spectacular churches and festival venues, including Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye and Saint-Martin d’Esquermes. In Lviv, Ukraine, Mellan presented a series of three concerts at the Lviv Organ Hall, […]


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