722 N. 145th St. | Shoreline, WA 98133
The Ortloff Organ Company Opus 2 was installed at St. Dunstan’s Church in 2021.

Inaugural Concert: January 23, 2022 at 3pm

The inaugural concert is free of charge, and co-sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Aaron David Miller

Aaron David Miller is a renowned organ improviser and composer having won numerous international awards and given concerts across the country. Dr. Miller was recently the winner of the 2021 Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Annual Composition Competition. His orchestra works have been performed by such ensembles as the Seattle Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Zurich Symphony, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Recent composition commissions include works for Yale University, University of California Santa Barbara, The Taylor Organ Competition, and the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul, MN. His organ, choral and orchestra compositions are published by Augsburg Fortress, Paraclete Publishing and Oxford University Press. Dr. Miller was a featured artist at the National AGO convention held in Houston, TX of 2016. Aaron is Music Director at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, MN. He is also a Forensic Musicologist for Donato Music, Scarsdale, NY.

The concert series continues

Sunday, March 27, 3pm

Organ Duet with Naomi Shiga & Jonathan Wohlers

Naomi Shiga & Jonathan Wohlers

Naomi Shiga is a frequent performer of organ recitals, most recently playing in Switzerland at the historic Bellelay Abbey and the Church of the Holy Spirit, Bern. She has served on the faculty of North Harris College where she taught music theory and class piano, has worked at a number of churches across the country, including St. John the Evangelist, Boston, the Old West Church, Boston, and First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston. In addition to performing and teaching, she is also a translator of books on music and is active as a composer. Her most recent commission was for Hymn Accompaniments for the Hymnal of Nippon Sei Ko Kai published for the Anglican Church in Japan by the St. Paul University Institute of Sacred Music Press. Ms. Shiga began her organ studies at Ferris Women’s University, Yokohama before moving to the United States where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Organ Performance with the award of Distinguished Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She also undertook post-graduate studies in organ at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. Ms. Shiga is a former Dean of the Tacoma Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and is Music Director and Organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tacoma.

Jonathan Wohlers has performed widely with concerts in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, South Korea, and Japan, most recently playing at Opera City Concert Hall in Tokyo. He is a former Dean of the Tacoma Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, is the Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church, Tacoma, and is a member of the contingent faculty at Pacific Lutheran University where he has served as Visiting University Organist. In addition, he is Artist-in-Residence on the Paul Fritts & Co. organ (opus 13) at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tacoma, playing on and helping to organize the church’s concert series and providing educational opportunities about the organ and its repertoire. Dr. Wohlers has performed with the Houston Bach Society, Ars Lyrica Houston, and the Seattle Bach Choir, and has written notes for the Boston Early Music Festival and Loft Recordings. He holds degrees with honors from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, from the New England Conservatory of Music in performance and musicology, and from Southern Adventist University, and has engaged in extensive research on fugues in the early seventeenth century.

Sunday, May 22, 3pm

Susanna Valleau

Susanna Valleau

Susanna Valleau began studying piano at age seven and could hardly walk past the piano without sitting down to play. Ten years later, however, the organ stole her affections when she heard Widor’s Toccata for the first time, and she went on to earn degrees in organ performance from Lawrence University (Bachelor of Music) and the University of Washington (Master of Music). She has earned top prizes in multiple nationwide organ competitions. Susanna serves as music director of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Shoreline, WA and is on faculty with the Seattle Girls’ Choir as accompanist to two of their groups. She also gives solo recitals across the country, maintains an active piano studio, and collaborates regularly as an accompanist and in chamber music settings on piano, harpsichord, and organ.

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