Meg Cutting is from Salem-Keizer, Oregon, and began studying piano at the age of six. She previously studied piano and organ under the instruction of Pamela Miller. She has participated in various festivals and summer music programs throughout her musical career. Click here to learn more about Meg.
Jeremy Paul Jelinek
Jeremy Paul Jelinek is an organ student of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. From 2016-2017 he studied with Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard at the Conservatoire National Supèrieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), receiving the highest distinctions (prix) of très bien each in organ performance, Gregorian Chant, Gregorian Chant Conducting, French language, and organ improvisation. Click here to read more about Jeremy.
Ben Kerswell, the 2016 John R. Rodland Memorial Scholarship recipient, is a senior organ performance major studying with Dr. Catherine Rodland at St. Olaf College. Winner of the 2017 North Central AGO/Quimby Regional Competition, he will perform as a Rising Star at the 2018 National AGO Convention in Kansas City. Click here to read more about Ben.
Chase Loomer is a senior at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he studies organ performance with David Higgs. A native of Charlotte, NC, Chase was awarded first prize in the 2015 AGO/Quimby Southeast Regional Competition for Young Organists and has been a prizewinner at several other competitions throughout the southeast, including the Columbia and Winston-Salem AGO competitions. Click here to read more about Chase.
Jiaqi Shao is pursuing her BM in Organ Performance in the studio of Professor David Higgs. She was born in 1997 in Shanghai, China, and began studying piano at the age of four. Jiaqi received third prizes in the “Marshal” Shanghai Teenager Piano Competition (2007) in China, and second prize in the 16th Annual Music Open Competition in the United States (2008). Click here to read more about Jiaqi.