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Musicfest Northwest an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Organ Adjudicator

Gordon Turk

Gordon Turk is Organist & Artist in Residence at the historic Ocean Grove Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ, which houses one of the largest pipe organs in America (over 12,000 pipes).  In this capacity he presents twice weekly recitals and also concerts with instrumentalists during the summer season. He is also Artistic Director of the chamber music series Summer Stars which performs in the superb acoustics of this vintage hall. A critically acclaimed concert organist, he has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, the Ukraine, and Japan. His national and international tours have included solo recitals in concert halls, cathedrals, universities, performances in organ festivals, and also concerts with orchestras. He has been awarded competition prizes for performances of the music of J.S. Bach and also in the national improvisation competition of the American Guild of Organists. He has presented masterclasses for organ and improvisation throughout the US and abroad. Dr. Turk is professor of organ at Rowan University in NJ, where his teaching combines his scholarly pursuits and historical research with his passion for making music a living and communicating art. This also informs his interest and experience in pipe organ building and design, which has placed him in demand as a consultant for the construction of new pipe organs and restorations of historic organs. Dr. Turk is also Organist & Choirmaster of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA, where he directs a music program consisting of two choirs, a professional vocal ensemble, and instrumentalists, presenting classical and sacred music of many centuries in the context of liturgical worship. He is a graduate of the legendary Curtis Institute of music in Philadelphia, and also the Manhattan School of Music, where he earned his masters and doctoral degrees.
Musicfest Northwest an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Organ Adjudicator

Gordon Turk

Gordon Turk is Organist & Artist in Residence at the historic Ocean Grove Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ, which houses one of the largest pipe organs in America (over 12,000 pipes).  In this capacity he presents twice weekly recitals and also concerts with instrumentalists during the summer season. He is also Artistic Director of the chamber music series Summer Stars which performs in the superb acoustics of this vintage hall. A critically acclaimed concert organist, he has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, the Ukraine, and Japan. His national and international tours have included solo recitals in concert halls, cathedrals, universities, performances in organ festivals, and also concerts with orchestras. He has been awarded competition prizes for performances of the music of J.S. Bach and also in the national improvisation competition of the American Guild of Organists. He has presented masterclasses for organ and improvisation throughout the US and abroad. Dr. Turk is professor of organ at Rowan University in NJ, where his teaching combines his scholarly pursuits and historical research with his passion for making music a living and communicating art. This also informs his interest and experience in pipe organ building and design, which has placed him in demand as a consultant for the construction of new pipe organs and restorations of historic organs. Dr. Turk is also Organist & Choirmaster of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA, where he directs a music program consisting of two choirs, a professional vocal ensemble, and instrumentalists, presenting classical and sacred music of many centuries in the context of liturgical worship. He is a graduate of the legendary Curtis Institute of music in Philadelphia, and also the Manhattan School of Music, where he earned his masters and doctoral degrees.