A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Judy Congdon

Professor of Organ and Harpsichord; College Organist

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  • M.A., DMA, Eastman School of Music (1990)
  • D.W.S., Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (2013)
  • Diploma, Hochschule fűr Musik, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (1979)
  • M.Mus., University of Colorado (1977)
  • B.Mus., Wheaton College (1975)

An active performer, Dr. Congdon has played organ recitals in many parts of the United States, and during 1996 was featured as soloist in Poulenc’s Organ Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic orchestra. In addition to her duties at Houghton College, she served for eight years as Organist/Choirmaster at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Olean, NY. She has also served as Dean and Board Member of the Allegany Chapter AGO and member of the Music Commission for the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York. She served as presenter, recitalist, and service organist at the January 2006 Calvin Symposium on Worship. In recent years Dr. Congdon has presented workshops by invitation for several AGO chapters on topics of organ pedagogy and organ repertoire, and has served as adjudicator in numerous organ-playing competitions, both local and national. She is featured on two CD releases recorded on Houghton’s Wesley Chapel Holtkamp organ: With Heart and Hands and Voices: Hymns and Chorales for Organ (2005), and Love So Amazing: Organ Hymns for the Church Year. A third CD, Jesus Priceless Treasure, is a recording of her all-Bach recital presented during the inaugural series for the James Louder organ (Opus VIII, 2008) at Houghton Wesleyan church. All CDs are available through the Houghton Campus Store or from www.apadrecordings.com.

Courses: Organ, Harpsichord, Organ Literature, Organ Pedagogy, Organ Service Playing, Introduction to Pipe Organ, Music in Christian Perspective, Historical Congregational Song, Recent Congregational Song, Music & Worship.