(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., – Oct. 9, 2012) An award-winning organist will open the 2012-2013 Orvil and Gloria Franzen Organ Program Series at California Lutheran University in October.
Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, professor of music and college organist at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., will present the free concert in Samuelson Chapel at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.
Moorman-Stahlman has garnered an impressive array of competition credits. She was a semi-finalist at the St. Albans International Organ Competition in England and a finalist in the Arthur Poister Competition and the Region VI American Guild of Organists Competition. She also won the Audience Prize at the Spivey International Organ Competition and second prize in the Music Teachers National Association National Wurlitzer Competition.
She has been a featured artist as both an organist and pianist in major venues in Washington, D.C., New York City and across the Midwest. Recently, she has presented recitals at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, University of Arizona, Tucson, and Christ the King Cathedral in Atlanta. She has also led workshops and master classes for conventions, colleges and churches.
Moorman-Stahlman teaches classes in organ, piano and church music, and her students have received top honors in numerous competitions. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Iowa. She has studied organ with Delbert Disselhorst, Delores Bruch, John Ditto and Harald Vogel and piano with Ruth Slenczynska, Santiago Rodriguez and John McIntyre.
Samuelson Chapel is located south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus.
For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit http://www.callutheran.edu.