Organist Beth McGinnis to present "Musical Hors d'ouevres" performance | Judson College


Organist Beth McGinnis to present “Musical Hors d’ouevres” performance

On January 19 at 11:30a.m., the Judson College Music Department will host a “Musical Hors d’oeuvres” performance in Alumnae Auditorium.

This week’s performance will be a lecture and organ recital by Dr. Beth McGinnis, lecturer in the School of the Arts at Samford University. McGinnis is a versatile performer equally at home in the worlds of choral music, chamber music, opera, and musical theater. She has appeared across the southeast as a soloist and in chamber performances. As an accompanist her performing credits include Carnegie Hall, Santo Spirito in Florence, the Vienna Konzerthaus and Palais Ferstel, and Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Center. She is rehearsal accompanist for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Organist and Children’s-Choir Coordinator at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, and accompanist for the Birmingham Chamber Chorus. As a musicologist she has published articles on music and the extra-musical, and biographical articles for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano from Samford University, a Master of Music in Musicology from Texas Christian University, and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches courses in piano and music history at Samford University. Beth is also a certified yoga instructor, and teaches classes at the Vestavia YMCA. She lives in Birmingham with her husband, Scott, and two children, William and Kate.

The Musical Hors D’oeuvres series at Judson College consists of short musical performances that allow students, faculty, and guests of the Judson Music Department to showcase the talent and repertoire that are being developed over the course of each semester. All Musical Hors D’oeuvres performances are free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Dr. Cindy St. Clair at 334-683-5187.