Rhonda Edgington, organist

Rhonda_EdgingtonAn organist whose playing has been lauded for its energy and musicality, Rhonda Sider Edgington feels comfortable playing a wide variety of organs and styles of music. Seven years spent in Northern Germany, originally with a Fulbright scholarship, led to a specialization in the repertoire of 16th and 17th century Northern Europe, though she often enjoys performing French Romantic and modern repertoire, as well as collaborating with local musicians on chamber music. She has worked as a church musician in Germany, Chicago, and Indiana, taught organ at colleges such as Houghton College (NY), and Concordia University (IL), as well as privately, and performed extensively in Germany and the US. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in piano performance, and a master’s degree in organ performance from Indiana University. In addition to the piano and organ, Rhonda also plays the harpsichord and carillon. She has performed at five national conventions of the Organ Historical Society and been heard a number of times on the nationally-syndicated radio program Pipedreams.   She is Organist and Assistant Music Director at Hope Church, Staff Accompanist at Hope College, Seminary Organist at Western Seminary, and Dean of the Holland chapter of the American Guild of Organists, all in Holland, MI. More information, along with recordings and pictures of her favorite organs, is available at http://rhonda.edgington.info.