| The Monaghan Organ Recital |
Friday, March 2, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Rebecca Groom te Velde, M.Mus., AAGO, is a fourth-generation professional organist (son Brent is the fifth). Organist (since 1991) and Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma, she holds degrees from Seattle Pacific University and the University of Western Ontario. Her teachers have included Lester H. Groom, Hugh J. McLean, Michael Schneider, Almut Rössler, and Gerald Frank.
She was a finalist in the National Organ Playing Competition of the American Guild of Organists, a participant in the Flor Peeters International Masterclass in Mechelen, Belgium, and studied at the Musikhochschule Köln on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service. She has concertized in the U.S., Canada, Germany, England and Switzerland. She performed for the 2017 Southwest Region AGO convention in Dallas. A composer, teacher, clinician and adjudicator, te Velde has taught at Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma City University. She is co-editor with David Blackwell of Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Vols. 1–6. In 2016, she was a commissioned composer for the AGO national convention in Houston.
Her choral music is published by Oxford University Press and Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and her organ compositions are published by OUP, Darcey Press, GIA, and Selah Music Publishing. She has served the AGO in various capacities at the chapter, regional, and national levels, and currently serves as Dean of the Cimarron Chapter.