Gary Miller to Perform Organ Recital Feb. 9 at Old St. Vincent’s Church

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO, Jan. 23, 2006 — Renowned local organist Gary Miller, chair of the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University, will present a recital at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in Old St. Vincent’s Church.

Miller, professor of music, holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Northern Iowa, and master’s and doctoral degrees in music from the University of Michigan.  He holds an artist’s diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Cologne, Germany, where he studied organ, harpsichord and organ history under the auspices of the German government.  His teachers have included Philip Hahn, Robert Clark, Robert Noehren, Hugo Ruf and Michael Schneider.  As a solo organist and harpsichordist, he has performed in Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, and extensively in the United States.  He is a founding member of the Southeast Baroque Ensemble, a faculty group devoted to the performance of early music on historical instruments.  He teaches all levels of music theory and ear training and is coordinator of graduate studies in music.

Miller will be playing works by Buxtehude, Bach, Duruflé and Vidor.  Tickets to this event are available through the Performing Arts Box Office at Southeast Missouri State University.  Discounts for senior citizens and students are available in advance only — all tickets will be the general public price at the door.  To order advance tickets, please call (573) 651-2265.