Conely Performs for Rohlig Recital Series at Huntingdon
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College adjunct music instructor Dr. James Conely will perform "Americana," a program of American organ music in honor of President's Day, for the Harald Rohlig Organ Recital Series, Monday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m., in the College's Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel. The recital will feature John Knowles Paine's "Concert Variations on the 'Star Spangled Banner'" with the Huntingdon Concert Choir, choral preludes by Huntingdon professor of music emeritus Dr. Harald Rohlig, and music of several other notable American composers. The Rohlig Recital Series is free and open to the public.
Conely earned his Ed.D. in college English teaching correlated with music at Columbia University Teachers College, where he studied with Thomas Richner. He has served a number of churches as organist in Colorado Springs, San Antonio, and Montgomery, and given organ concerts at St. Thomas Church in New York, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., the University of Colorado-Boulder, UCLA, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and other cities. His publications include four short volumes for organ. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, he has received ASCAP Annual Awards every year since 1986, especially for music composed for Alabama Shakespeare Festival productions, including ASF’s 2011 production of Julius Caesar. He holds the Colleague Certificate of the American Guild of Organists and is treasurer of the Montgomery AGO Chapter.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. The College motto is "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service." The Department of Music offers degrees in music education and in music with concentrations in performance and worship leadership. For more information on this concert or other upcoming events, contact the Huntingdon College Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.