Dordt organ professor to perform with Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

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Dr. Groenewold to perform March 20 in Sioux City, Iowa

Dr. Carrie Groenewold

Dr. Carrie Groenewold, associate professor of music and Joan Ringerwole Chair of Church Music and Organ at Dordt University, will be performing as an organ soloist with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Groenewold will be performing the Howard Hanson Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Harp, Op. 22.

The concerto will feature the historic “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ housed at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa. Hanson’s Organ Concerto is rich with lyrical themes passed back and forth between the organ, harp, and strings; exciting rhythms; and even a march.

Groenewold has received degrees from some of the most prominent organ and church music programs in the country, including University of Notre Dame.

As a music faculty member at Dordt, her alma mater, Groenewold now teaches undergraduate students organ. Organ studies at Dordt has seen significant growth recently, with Groenewold teaching 17 students organ. She was first introduced to the organ in middle school, at Dordt Discovery Days, a week-long day camp held by the university where Groenewold signed up for an organ class, which she now teaches.

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As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.