Janette Fishell is Professor of Organ and Chair of the Organ Department at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where she teaches applied organ and Organ Pedagogy. A graduate of Indiana University and Northwestern University, she is a recitalist and teacher of international standing. Her students have distinguished themselves in academia, concerts and in competitions in the US and Europe and successfully serve in churches and on university faculties throughout the US and Asia. A regular performer in many of the world’s greatest concert venues, published author of numerous articles and a book on service playing published by Abingdon Press, a composer whose choral and organ music is published by Morning Star Music, St. James Press and Wayne Leupold Editions, and recording artist, she is widely recognized as a leading authority on the organ music of Czech composer Petr Eben, the subject of her doctoral dissertation and the first study of his organ works in English. She has begun a decade-long cycle in which she will record the complete organ works of that composer. In addition to her multi-year performance project in which she performed the complete organ works of J.S. Bach, she has also recently recorded Beethoven’s organ works for the upcoming opera omnia collection of that composer’s works published by NAXOS.
Active as a church musician for many decades she has most recently served as Organist/Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis and as 2019 Interim Organist at Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral, Indianapolis.