George Fox University hosts organ dedication concert

Join us for a special concert commemorating an upgrade to the pipe organ in Bauman Auditorium.

The university recently purchased a Rodgers Digital Organ. By the use of digital technology, the pipes have been connected to the Rodgers Digital Organ, adding physical pipes to the digital technology. By doing this, the university has preserved the original pipe organ that was installed in the early 1980s.

Friday, February 20, 2015
7:30 p.m., Bauman Auditorium
Free admission, general seating

Dan Miller, organist
Kenn Willson, piano

About the Musicians

Dan MillerDan Miller

Dan Miller is internationally renowned as an organist. He has also taught music, conducted choral groups and orchestras, led and facilitated worship in many different settings, and managed large-concert productions and music conferences. He is respected as an innovative leader in handbells. A professional member of the American Society of Composers and Publishers, Miller is well-known for his composing and arranging, and has several published works.

He has been seen and heard live in concert and through recordings on radio, television and the Internet, and he has been the featured solo organist with several symphony orchestras. He is a former dean of the Ft. Lauderdale chapter of The American Guild of Organists and is a member of the Portland chapter AGO. He is in his 16th year as product manager at Rodgers Instruments Corporation, one of the world’s leading organ builders, in Hillsboro, Ore. He also is an adjunct professor of organ at George Fox University.

Kenn Willson

Kenn Willson

"Dr. Kenn's" passion is the piano! He is a tenured professor of music at George Fox University, where he teaches music theory, music history, keyboard literature, piano pedagogy and applied piano. He taught previously at the University of Northern Colorado, Linfield College and Judson Baptist College, and he teaches a select few students outside the university. Kenn also works as pianist at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Ore. He was the founder of Southminster’s Concert Series.

Kenn conceived and implemented an “Encounters with …” series at the turn of the century. He was asked to teach the general music history course at George Fox, and as he worked within that capacity, he thought, “Why not combine the ‘real’ composer’s thoughts and emotions with their music? Why must all the composer information be so dry? Let's discuss the ‘rock-and-roll-a-bility’ of Beethoven! What would it look like if Bach were to dance down St. Thomas’s aisles?” The result is endless fun and a concert series that is slightly off the beaten path each time it is presented.

For more information on the concert, call the university’s Department of Music at 503-554-2620.