Alison Luedecke

Artist Teacher of Organ
School of Music

Alison Luedecke

Contact

E: organplusgal@me.com

Degrees

B. Mus., University of Houston
M. Mus., University of Houston
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Bio

Alison Luedecke, organ and harpsichord, is a native of Galveston, Texas. She is active across the US as a solo concert organist and has played in France, Canada, Mexico and Germany. She is passionate about sharing her love of music with her students, audience members and anyone who will listen! She teaches organ and harpsichord and strives to help a student fully expand their technique, musicality, and job preparedness.

As an ensemble musician she performs with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, California Chamber Orchestra and other ensembles. She is a founding member and organist with Millennia Consort (Brass Quintet, percussion and organ), California's premiere "Organ Plus” ensemble and a founding member and harpsichordist with the San Diego Baroque Soloists presenting all Baroque music on period style instruments.

As a recording artist Dr. Luedecke is featured on numerous CDs and has been heard numerous times on the nationally syndicated radio show Pipedreams. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance at the Eastman School of Music as a student of David Craighead. She is Organist at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church La Jolla, CA. In her free time she enjoys cooking, spending quality time with family and friends, and exercising.

Courses Taught at Redlands

Applied Organ

Areas of Expertise

Organ Solo Literature
Collaborative Organist/Harpsichordist with soloists, ensembles, chamber orchestra, full orchestra
“Organ Plus” (other instruments)
Accompanist
Creative Church Organist
New music for Organ
Teaching organ

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Created the vision for Consoliere Classics series of music for use in the church as a whole (six volumes) and for each individual volume both with commissions and re-releasing out of print manuscripts (World Library Publlications)

Discography

Music for Trumpet and Organ (with Bill Owens, trumpet, www.billowensmusic.com)
Pictures of a New Beginning (Millennia Consort- 2008)
Paradise Found: Reflections for Oboes and Organ (Millennia Too!- 2004)
Rudolph Von Beckerath: A Retrospective (Raven-2001)
Chant Mosaics: Organ Music Inspired by Chant (WLP- 2000)
Transformations: Music for Organ and Other Instruments (WLP-1999)
Consoliere Classics (WLP- 1999)
Divinium Mysterium: Music for Advent and Christmas (WLP- 1998)
The Sacred Legacy of Paris: Music of Twentieth Century Titular Organists (WLP- 1997)
Selections from these CDs, solo performances, performances with Millennia Consort, Millennia Too! the Liturgical Organists Consortium and others have been broadcast numerous times on the nationally syndicated Pipedreams radio and internet show. Millennia Consort and the Liturgical Organists Consortium have also appeared as part of “Pipedreams Live” performances with host Michael Barone.

TV

Featured on the BBC show “Great American Railroad Journeys”, episode 5- Los Angeles to San Diego on the Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park.

Workshops have included collaborative skills, solo performance skills and masterclasses
“Organ Plus” workshops also called “Plays Well With Others”
Chant based Organ repertoire Performance
Music education workshops and masterclasses covering all aspects of liturgical music
“Life as a Professional Organist”