Oct. 1, 2010
Internationally recognized organist Douglas Cleveland will perform the annual Luther College Benefactor's Organ Recital Sunday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life main hall.
The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.
The annual Benefactor’s Recital brings prominent, virtuoso organists to Luther as a model and inspiration for current and future students. It is underwritten by the William B. Kuhlman Endowment for Organ Performance and the Kathryn Ulvilden Moen Scholarship.
The Oct. 24 performance is the first recital on the college's renowned Robert Sipe organ since its 2010 refurbishment by the Dobson Organ Company of Lake City, Iowa. The performance is Cleveland’s second appearance at Luther.
Cleveland has studied at the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and Oxford University. He won his first major prize in the 1994 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Dallas, Texas. He has performed with orchestras around the world, including the Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Northwestern University Symphony and National Symphony
Cleveland served on the faculties of St. Olaf College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, he received the Searle Award for Teaching Excellence.
He currently serves on the staff at the University of Washington School of Music and is the director of music at Plymouth Church in Seattle.