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Plattsburgh State Faculty Organ Recital Sept. 7

Cathryn Wilkinson, assistant professor of music at Plattsburgh State University of New York, will perform a solo organ recital at the United Methodist Church, Sunday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. The program will include works by American composers, works with a patriotic theme and works that feature the organ's reed stops in the French style.

Wilkinson is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Music in Iowa City and holds the Associate Certificate of the American Guild of Organists.

The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh. For more information, call the Music Department at 518-564-2180.

Cathryn Wilkinson joined the music faculty at Plattsburgh State for the fall semester and is teaching music history, music appreciation and music theory.  She was formerly an assistant professor of music at Concordia University in River Forest, Ill. 

Wilkinson is an alumna of the University of Iowa School of Music, Iowa City, where she completed an M.F.A. in organ performance and a Ph.D. in music theory.  She received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship at the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies in Chicago and completed additional study at the North German Organ Academy in Stade, Germany. Her undergraduate degree is from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., where she frequently performed in the Candlelight Concert Series at historic Bruton Parish Church.

In 2001, Wilkinson made her European debut in a solo recital at the cathedral of Bardejov, Slovakia, which was sponsored by a Fulbright-Hayes grant from the U. S. Embassy in Bratislava.  She has also performed as an organ soloist and accompanist in Iowa, South Dakota, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland and California.  She holds the CAGO and AAGO certificates of the American Guild of Organists and has served choirs and churches in suburban Chicago, Eastern Iowa and Virginia.

Wilkinson is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, and the Viola da Gamba Society of America. 

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