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CU to host Dr. David Lamb at noon organ recital series

Feb. 8, 2013
For Immediate Release

By Samantha Stevenson, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Dr. David Kevin Lamb, director of music and organist for the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ind., will be returning to campus to perform at the Noon Organ Recital Series on Tuesday, Feb. 19. in the Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

This is Lamb’s second appearance at Campbellsville University. He was also featured in an organ recital in 2009. The concert begins at 12:20 p.m. and ends at 12:50 p.m. Everyone is invited.

He will be performing the chorale prelude “Vor deinen Thron Tret ich hiermit” by J. S. Bach, excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Third Sonata, the Suite du Premier Tone by Denis Bédard, and the Cortège and Litanie by Marcel Dupré.

With over 20 years experience as a public school music administrator and choral director, Lamb is currently the Director of Music and Organist for the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ind., and an adjunct instructor of music at Indiana University/Purdue University.

Lamb graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a doctorate degree in organ and church music in 2000, where he studied the organ with Oswald Ragatz and Marilyn Keiser.  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.

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 has presented guest organ concerts in 27 of the United States, most recently adding Hawaii to the list.  Concert engagements in Europe have included presentations in France, Germany, Austria and Great Britain.

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.

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.

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.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is