Conely, Garrett Offer Organ Concert

Huntingdon College

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September 17, 2018

For more information, contact: Su Ofe, (334) 833-4515;


Conely, Garrett Offer Organ Concert

Montgomery, Ala.—The first Huntingdon College faculty recital of the 2018–2019 academic year will be offered Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., when adjunct music professor Dr. James Conely joins hands with Kelley Garrett to present “The King of Instruments” for Huntingdon’s Harald Rohlig Organ Concert Series.The concert is free and open to the public and will be performed in Huntingdon’s Ligon Chapel, inside Flowers Hall. Featured are works by Felix Mendelssohn, Michael Haydn, Antalffy-Zsiross Dezso, Robin Dinda, Edward MacDowell, and Flor Peeters.

James Conely earned the Ed.D. in teaching college English correlated with music from Columbia University Teachers College, where he studied with Lou Forsdale and Thomas Richner. He has also earned B.A.E. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Florida, studying piano with Russell Danburg and organ with Willis Bodine. His concerts have included St. Malachy’s Actor’s Chapel and St. Thomas Church in New York City, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., the University of Colorado in Boulder, the Air Force Academy, UCLA, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and other cities. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, he has received numerous ASCAP Annual Awards, especially for music composed for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and other professional theatre companies in Denver, Minneapolis, and New York. As a member of the American Guild of Organists, he earned the A.G.O. Colleague Certificate and serves as treasurer of the Montgomery, Alabama, A.G.O. chapter.

Kelley Garrett serves as organist for Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, having served previously as organist for Memorial Presbyterian Church, organist/choir director for Normandale United Methodist Church, and organist for First United Methodist Church of Andalusia. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists and serves as secretary of the Montgomery chapter. She has achieved the service playing certification from the American Guild of Organists. Garrett earned a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Alabama and studied organ with Dr. Harald Rohlig at Huntingdon College. Previously at Auburn University, she studied piano with Roman Lavore.

The Harald Rohlig Organ Concert Series was named in memory of the Huntingdon Department of Music faculty member who was known around the world for his organ designs, musicianship, compositions, and concerts. Dr. Rohlig taught for Huntingdon College from 1955 until his retirement in 2006. He died in 2014. The Harald Rohlig Organ Concert Series is performed on Huntingdon’s Bellingrath Memorial Organ, designed by Rohlig.

Huntingdon’s Cultural Events Series is co-sponsored by Baptist Health. Flowers Hall is located at 3022 Huntingdon College Drive.

Huntingdon College is an institution with a rich liberal arts tradition that is grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church. The College embraces the development and growth of its students in faith, wisdom, and service, providing a solid foundation that will enable them to respond to the needs of today’s complex world. Huntingdon’s Department of Music offers majors in Music, P–12 Music Education (Vocal/Choral), and P–12 Music Education (Instrumental). Performing ensembles include the Huntingdon Concert Choir, Huntingdon Chamber Ensemble, Huntingdon Marching Scarlet and Grey, Huntingdon Winds Concert Band, BallHawks Pep Band, and Huntingdon Jazz.

Suellen (Su) Ofe
Vice President
for Marketing and Communications
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591

Suellen (Su) Ofe

Suellen (Su) Ofe

Vice President
for Marketing and Communications
(334) 833-4515 |

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