Gordon Turk Organist

Gordon turk

Gordon Turk is a prominent American concert organist. He has played throughout the United States, made two concert tours in Japan, and performed frequently in Europe, including the Ukraine and Russia, both as solo organist and with orchestra. The son of a Methodist minister in New Jersey, Turk began piano studies at age five and then organ when he was ten years old. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied piano and organ. He also studied with New York composer and organist McNeil Robinson at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, earning the Master's degree and the Doctor of Musical Arts, both with honors. He is a former Professor of Organ at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (1992–1999). Turk is particularly well-known as resident organist of the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Since he took this post in 1974, the famed Robert Hope-Jones organ has been expanded to include 10,823 pipes (176 ranks) and enriched with a remarkably diverse tonal palette. Besides playing for weekly Sunday services, Turk offers solo recitals (along with guest concert organists) in the Auditorium on most Wednesdays and Saturdays in July and August.

Education

1. Curtis Institute of Music Colleges/University

The Curtis Institute of Music is a conservatory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera, and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. According to statistics compiled by U.S. News & World Report, it has the lowest acceptance rate of any college or university, making it the most selective institution of higher education in the United States.

Type Private school
Endowment
2012. 90.9 mil. $
2010. 79.7 mil. $
Founded
October 13th, 1924
Headquarters
1726 Locust Street, 19103 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduates
2012. 125
2010. 123
2009. 127
Postgraduates
2012. 41
2010. 40
Acceptance rate
2012. 6.8 %
Local tuition
2013. 2.43 K $
Official web page www.curtis.edu
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Notable alumni by career
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People attended Curtis Institute of Music connected by profession and/or age

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