CU To Hear Dr. David Lamb Play Organ

Oct. 5, 2009
For Immediate Release



By Adam Goodlett, student news writer


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. David Kevin Lamb, director of music and organist for the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ind., will be the guest artist at Campbellsville University’s Noontime Organ Recital Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 12:20 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

The concert will be finished at 12:50 p.m. The recitals are played on the Farrand and Votey Pipe Organ.

Dr. David Kevin Lamb  With over 20 years experience as a public school music administrator and choral director, Lamb is an      adjunct instructor of voice at Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., and an adjunct instructor of music at Indiana University/Purdue University at Columbus.

During the summers of 1999 and 2000, he was a master teacher of voice at the West Virginia Governor’s    School for the Arts at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.

Lamb has served as a guest conductor for Mass Choir Festivals, sponsored by both the Indiana Music     Educators’ Association and American Guild of Organist Chapter Events. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he studied the organ with Oswald Ragatz, Marilyn Keiser, Larry Smith and Robert Rayfield.

While on the IU campus, he was an associate instructor in choral conducting, serving as the assistant conductor of the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers and the associate conductor of the IU All-Campus Choruses.

In the area of church music leadership, former positions include churches in Bloomington, Columbus, Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Seymour in Indiana, and in Louisville, Ky. He was honored to be selected to perform as the Conference Organist in 2003 (and again in 2004) for the South Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and he has presented guest organ recitals in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

Concert engagements in Europe have included presentations in France, Germany and Austria. Lamb has had guest organ recitals in nearly 25 of the 50 states.

His most recent travels were in 2006 and 2008, recitals in France playing the historic Cavaille-Coll organs at the historic churches of St. Augustin and La Trinite in Paris and also the recently refurbished VonBeckerath Organ in the American Church in Paris.

Professional memberships include the American Choral Directors’ Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Organ Historical Society, the Association of Disciple Musicians, the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts and the Louisville and Southern Indiana Chapters of the American Guild of Organists, where he holds the Service Playing Certificate and the Colleague Certification.

Lamb’s professional experiences include work in the realms of concert organist, choral director, church organist, singer, voice teacher, accompanist, pit player, music administrator, public school teacher, college instructor, workshop leader, clinician and recording artist.

As a volunteer on the Jacobs School of Music Alumni Board at Indiana University, Lamb was the founder and the first president of the Indiana Organists United, an alumni affiliate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Alumni Association.

Lamb graduated from Indiana University with a doctor of music degree in organ and church music in 2000. While on the IU campus, he was an associate instructor in choral conducting, serving as the assistant conductor of the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers and the associate conductor of the IU All-Campus Choruses.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in the south. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.