Event: Lenten Organ Concert with Gayle Sullivan Date & Time: Wednesday, March4, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Location: Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center
Nashville members of The American Guild of Organists (AGO)are presenting these concerts in Wightman Chapel as a gift to the community during Lent. The American Guild of Organists is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 15,000 members in approximately 300 chapters throughout the United States and abroad. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.
The Nasvhille Chapter of the AGO is one of the most active in the country, and in the past few years has hosted a regional convention (1995) and a national convention (2012). The current dean (president) of the Nashville Chapter is Marsha Scheusner, a Scarritt alumna.
About the Performer
Gayle Andrews Sullivan has completed her 30th year as Director of Music Ministries of Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee where she oversees a comprehensive program of 11 volunteer choirs and ensembles. She manages all musical offerings of the church, conducts the Sanctuary Choir, Open Door Singers and 4 handbell ensembles.
Gayle is an active clinician for various organ, choral and handbell workshops on the local and national levels. She is a member of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music, Worship and the Arts and the Nashville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 2002 Gayle Sullivan was nominated by Belmont music ministry participants and honored with the Award of Distinction by the National Religious Music Week Alliance. Gayle Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from Birmingham Southern College and a Master of Church Music from Scarritt Graduate School, Nashville, Tennessee. She has previously served in music ministry in Texas and Louisiana.