On Sunday at 4:30 p.m., the people of St. Andrew's Church, 520 E. Seminary St., will present DePauw University School of Music Professor Carla Edwards in a recital of organ works by Bach, Luebeck, Hindemith, Pinkham and Mendelssohn. Edwards' recital on the 23 rank J. Zamberlan pipe organ, installed in 2002 in honor of DePauw professor and St. Andrew's organist Arthur Carkeek, is free and open to the public.
Edwards is professor of organ and harpsichord at DePauw. She received a bachelor's degree with highest distinction from the University of Kansas, a Masters of Music degree from the University of Alabama and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. She has studied with Larry Smith, Delores Bruch, James Moeser, Catharine Crozier, Robert Noehren, Michael Schneider and Warren Hutton.
She has been heard on the nationally syndicated radio program "Pipedreams" and has performed in England, Italy and Finland. She appeared as a convention artist at the 1994 National American Guild of Organists convention in Dallas, the 1997 AGO regional convention in Evansville, the 2001 AGO regional convention in Ft. Wayne, the 2007 Organ Historical Society national convention in Indianapolis, as a soloist with the Virginia Symphony and was a featured soloist at the 2008 AGO national convention in Minneapolis. In June, she will be a featured soloist at the Region V AGO convention in Lexington, Ky.
Edwards has recorded two CDs on the Calcante Recordings label, two CDs with the DePauw University Band, one CD of works for soprano and organ with Prof. Caroline Smith, and recently recorded a solo CD on the Wolff organ at DePauw University.
Edwards was the parish organist from 2002 to 2003, and the people of St. Andrew's are pleased to welcome her back for this recital.