Carole Terry Visiting Professor of Organ Fall 2022

May 13, 2022

The ISM is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Carole Terry as visiting professor of organ in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music for the fall term of 2022. Dr. Terry will teach half the graduate majors in organ and lead the organ seminar along with related activities. As previously announced, James O’Donnell’s Yale appointment begins in the spring of 2023. The ISM is also grateful to professors Jon Laukvik and Craig Cramer, who have so generously and ably served as visiting faculty since the retirement of Thomas Murray in 2019.

Carole Terry is Professor of Organ and Harpsichord Emerita at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle, where she taught for forty years. Her career as an internationally renowned performer and teacher of the organ and harpsichord has taken her to numerous cities and universities throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. While she is especially heralded for her performances and recordings of German Romantic music, she is also a noted expert on the physiology of keyboard performance.

Dr. Terry has appeared at The Bamboo Organ Festival in the Philippines, the Attersee Barock Akademie in Austria, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany. She has been featured at the International Summer School for Young Organists in Oundle (Britain), the Mount Royal College Organ Academy, International Summer School in Calgary, and the McGill Summer Organ Academy (Canada). In September 2004, she was the first American organist to perform on the new Glatter-Götz organ in the concert hall of Perm, Russia. She has performed and served on the panel of jurors for the Musachino Organ Competition in Tokyo, the Tariverdiev International Organ Competition, the St. Albans International Organ Festival and Competition in England, and the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montréal.

In the United States, Dr. Terry has been featured as performer and lecturer at the San Anselmo Organ Festival (California), The Historical Organ in America (Arizona), the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Montreat Festival of Worship and Music (North Carolina) and, more recently, the 2015 American Guild of Organists regional convention in San Diego, and the 2019 AGO convention in Orange Country, California.

From 2000 – 2003, Dr. Terry was resident organist and curator for the Seattle Symphony, where she helped to inaugurate the pipe organ built by C.B. Fisk in Seattle’s celebrated Benaroya Hall. In that role, she performed numerous solo recitals, organ concerti, and other masterworks for organ and orchestra. Her 2008 recording on the Loft label, Carole Terry Plays the Watjen Concert Organ, was made on this instrument. Her other recordings are found on the MHS, CRI, and Crystal labels.