2021 Review

31 December 2021

2021 continued with unpredictable last-minute changes, but looking back, I am deeply grateful for so many things:

  • My sabbatical at First Presbyterian Church with wonderful trips (although not the ones we had planned originally...) and a
  • CD recording on the stunning 1889 Cavaillé-Coll organ at St Sernin in Toulouse, France
  • Two world premieres
    • A Canon of Peace by Maurice Draughn for harp and organ, together with Angelica Hairston as part of Challenge the Stats in Residence at FPC (which included so many amazing performances, podcasts, discussions & encounters!)
    • Poème Rhapsodique by David Briggs for piano and organ, together with Julie Coucheron, commissioned by FPC to celebrate our fantastic new Steinway D Concert Grand Piano
  • Recordings for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's movie In the Key of Bach for GPB, directed by Hilan Warsaw
  • Beautiful chamber music with the Atlanta Chamber Players and members of the ASO in our services & concerts series, and solo concerts in Europe and the US (highlights here)
  • My students at Georgia State University, two of whom graduated in December - the first organ grads at GSU since we restarted the MM in 2019