Maria LeRose-Herndon to Give Organ Recital

Nov. 2, 2009
For Immediate Release



By Christina Miller, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Maria LeRose-Herndon of Campbellsville, formerly of Summersville, W.Va., will present an all-French program during the Noon Organ Recital Series at Campbellsville University, Nov. 10.

The event will be held in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky., at 12:20 p.m. She will play on the university’s Farrand and Votey Pipe Organ.

The recital is free and open to the public. It will end at 12:50 p.m., in time for those attending to go back to work.

Maria LeRose-Herndon LeRose-Herndon serves as organist and music director at Trinity Episcopal Church in Danville, Ky. She also teaches piano and organ lessons at the Music Institute of Lexington.

The performance at the Noontime Recital Series featuring LeRose-Herndon includes: Suite Du Premier Ton by Louis-Nicolaus Clérambault, Hommage à Frescobaldi: VIII. Epilogue by Jean Langlais, Pastorale by César Franck and Carillon by Louis Vierne.

LeRose-Herndon completed her master of music in sacred music in organ as well as a certificate in music theory pedagogy at the University of Kentucky in 2006. In 2004, she graduated magna cum laude from UK with a bachelor’s degree in organ performance.

LeRose-Herndon received several awards and scholarships through UK and Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. She has been recognized by the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honour Society. She was a 2005 and 2007 scholarship winner from the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts.

She is pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance, studying with Dr. Schuyler Robinson at UK. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career as a church music director, organist and professor of music.

Her husband, William Herndon, is the pastor at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, a position he has held since June.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges 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.