Seton Hill Presents World Renowned Organist Melissa Plamann
Seton Hill University’s Sacred Music Program will present a concert by world renowned organist Melissa Plamann, D.M.A. The event, which is sponsored by the Seton Hill University Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will be held on Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg, 300 South Main Street, Greensburg, Pa. A donation of $10 is requested; all proceeds benefit the Seton Hill University Organ Students’ Grant Fund. For additional information, please contact Edgar Highberger, associate professor, music, and director, Sacred Music Program, at email@example.com or 724-552-2904.
Plamann’s colorful program will include works by J.S. Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams and the monumental Chorale Fantasia on “A Mighty Fortress” by Max Reger.
Plamann is the university organist and an assistant professor of music at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma University. A champion of new music, Plamann presented a recital of American organ concerto premieres, including the debut of Tilo Medek’s Italiensiches Konzert at Emory University and performed on a concert series in Germany and the Czech Republic. She specializes in 20th and 21st century American works and enjoys collaborative works. Plamann earned her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance and Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Valparaiso University. She completed her graduate work at Emory University, studying under the direction of organist Timothy Albrecht. In 2010, Plamann obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance from Indiana University-Bloomington.
The Sacred Music Program at Seton Hill University includes degree and certificate programs designed to prepare students for church music vocations in the Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions. The Sacred Music Program also presents public workshops, recitals and concerts and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. For additional information contact Edgar Highberger, associate professor of music and director of sacred music, firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-552-2904.