Lynda Hakken, college organist and studio organ instructor at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa and visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa will present a concert on the John and Coralee Dey Barhydt Organ at the Sondheim Center, Sunday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Hakken is an active solo performer and accompanist whose doctoral research is the basis for a beginning method of keyboard harmony. In addition to her collegiate duties, Hakken is organist at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, has a private piano studio, teaching children ages 4 - 18, and is the accompanist for the Iowa City Chamber Singers.
Hakken's Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance and Pedagogy and Master of Arts in Organ Performance are from the University of Iowa. Her Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance is from Hope College in Michigan. She studied with Anthony Kooiker (piano), Huw Lewis, Delores Bruch, and Delbert Disselhorst (organ).
The John and Coralee Dye Barhydt Organ is a 21 rank, 1800 pipe, 3 manual Möller organ, originally installen in Barhydt Chapel in 1966 at Parsons College. The Organ was installed in the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts and dedicated on April 25, 2010. The organ lofts were named for the organ restorer, John Connet.
Dr. Hakken is presented by the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center and the Fairfield Concert Association. Concert Association members will be provided a ticket with proof of their membership at the Ticket Office.