On Jan. 20 at 4 p.m., Craig Cramer, professor of organ and artist in residence at the University of Notre Dame, presented a Reith Chamber Series concert.Cramer maintains an active recital career by traveling across the United States, Canada and Europe, which makes him one of the most traveled organists of his generation. Cramer holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music, where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance.
The University of Notre Dame recently presented Cramer with a Kaneb distinguished faculty teaching award. Cramer was also awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate in Organ from the Eastman School.
Cramer’s musical talents are often heard on the American Public Radio show “Pipedreams” and he has 15 CD recordings. Cramer’s premiere recordings of the Notre Dame Fritts Organ have recently been released from JAV Recordings. Also, JAV Recordings will release two more Buxtehude recordings performed on the new Taylor and Boody Organ here at Goshen College.
The concert was a great opportunity for the Music Department, students and staff, to see and learn from a well-known traveler.
The next concert in the Rieth Chamber Series will feature a trio of Goshen College music department faculty. This show is Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or by contacting the Box Office at email@example.com or 574-535-7566.