Organist

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Sadye Gathagan

sadye.gathagan@gmail.com | (291) 011-7726 | Sioux Falls, SD

Summary


Experience


Lead Organist at Church Music Services, SDMay 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 4 organists and 2 vocalists in providing music for Sunday morning worship services, special events, and concerts.
  • Arranged and led weekly rehearsals for the music team.
  • Wrote original arrangements of hymns and contemporary songs for use in worship services.
  • Composed an original piece of choral music which was performed at the Christmas Eve service.
  • Led musical groups on 3 international mission trips.

Senior Organist at Dakota Music, SDSep 2018 - Mar 2022

  • Led a choir of 50 people in weekly performances.
  • Trained 3 new organists in proper technique and repertoire.
  • Arranged and composed 10 new pieces for the church's musical repertoire.
  • Played the pipe organ at 5 weddings and 2 funerals.
  • Gave a solo performance at the citywide music festival.

Organist at Sioux City Pipe Organs, SDSep 2012 - Aug 2018

  • Arranged and played music for a wedding with 400 guests.
  • Played at a church service that had an attendance of 300 people.
  • Prepped and performed solo pieces for Sunday morning worship services every week for 6 months.
  • Led a team of 4 other musicians in weekly rehearsals for 3 months.
  • Taught beginners' classes on how to play the organ.

Education


Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance at South Dakota State University, SDAug 2008 - May 2012

I have learned how to play the organ and how to read music.

Skills


  • Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Counterpoint
  • Fugue
  • Improvisation
  • Transcription
  • Arranging

Shandia Kettlewell

shandia.kettlewell@gmail.com | (641) 116-7470 | Seattle, WA

Summary


Experience


Lead Organist at Pacific Lutheran University, WAApr 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 5 organists in providing music for Sunday morning services, special events, and concerts.
  • Played the pipe organ for an average of 3 hours per week over the course of 10 years.
  • Arranged and led bi-weekly rehearsals for the church choir.
  • Composed original works specifically tailored to the strengths of the choir.
  • Led worship at weekly Wednesday night service.
  • Maintained upkeep on three different organs.

Senior Organist at University of Washington, WAJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 4 organists and 2 assistant organists in performing at Sunday services, weddings, and funerals.
  • Played the pipe organ for an annual holiday concert that attracted over 1,000 people.
  • Trained 3 new assistant organists in proper technique and repertoire.
  • Selected music for worship services that enhanced the overall message being preached.
  • Arranged special musical performances on Easter and Christmas Eve that were well-received by parishioners.
  • Wrote a monthly column for the church newsletter highlighting different aspects of church music.

Organist at Seattle Pacific University, WAJul 2012 - Jun 2019

  • Arranged and played music for a wedding with over 200 guests in attendance.
  • Played at a local church every Sunday for 10 years.
  • Taught beginner piano lessons to 5 students aged 8-10.
  • Performed in front of an audience of 2,000 people as part of a symphony orchestra.
  • Composed original piece "The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies" which was performed by the school choir.
  • Accompanied high school musicals such as "Grease", "Annie", and "Into the Woods".

Education


Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance at University of Washington, WAAug 2008 - May 2012

I have learned how to play the organ, read music, and perform in front of an audience.

Skills


  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Music Theory
  • Counterpoint
  • Fugue
  • Harmony
  • Arranging

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