Trevecca Nazarene University

Dedicatory recital for new pipe organ

Trevecca's new pipe organ was officially dedicated today (2/26) when former music professor David Lunn Miller presented a recital at 10:30 A.M. in the auditorium of Wakefield Auditorium. Lat year Dr. Miller and his mother, Betty Miller (now deceased), and other family members gave the organ in memory of the Reverend Allen Bresee Miller (father), the Reverend Arthur Miller (grandfather), Alma Lunn (grandmother), and N. Pearl Miller (great aunt), and in honor of the Reverend C. Lola Miller (grandmother). The seletions performed by Dr. Miller included variations of two hymns, a fugue by Bach, a sonata by Mendelssohn-Bartoldy, and a sketch by Schumann, among others. Each selection demonstrated another feature of the instrument's versatility. The pipe organ was built by Marc Conley, from Atlanta, Georgia, and is made of white oak. It is a free-standing, self-contained case, with seven ranks, and a total of 525 pipes. The solid state combination action is by Peterson (Chicago) and has thirty-two memories for the twenty pistons located on the console. About this gift to the University, Dr. Miller said, "I wanted to give this pipe organ so that Trevecca students would have a quality pipe organ on which to practice and perform. It is my desire for Trevecca to continue to produce qualified organists." (2/26/04)