This month's Organ Recital will be given by Debbie Gillette, the Music Director at the United Methodist Church of Antioch (UMCA). Just so you know a bit about her in advance:
Biography: Debbie Gillette has been part of the adjunct music faculty at Trinity International University in Deerfield since 1998. Debbie graduated from Michigan State University with a B.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with high honors, as well as completing further graduate studies at MSU in Piano Performance as a student of Joseph Evans and Edith Kraft. Her teaching at Trinity has included teaching piano, organ, keyboard skills, piano pedagogy/literature and handbell choir.
Performing as a frequent collaborative pianist, Debbie is also the Director of Music at Antioch United Methodist Church where her duties include worship service performance at piano and organ, service planning, children’s choir, assisting with adult choir and developing musical talent, both instrumental and vocal. Also a saxophonist, Debbie performs with the Waukegan Band in her summers.
Debbie is the current President of the North Shore Music Teachers Association. She has been a frequent presenter at both state conferences and local chapters. In 2012 she was chosen as North Shore Music Teachers’ Association’s Teacher of the Year. Judging regularly for the National Piano Guild, ISMTA, and several regional piano festivals and competitions in both Illinois and Wisconsin, Debbie is committed to encouraging the pianist. Maintaining a private studio of both adults and children, many of her students have become successful teachers.
"Organ Melodies" is the musical series offered the second Sunday of every month from 11:00am til 11:45am in the Sanctuary of the United Methodist Church of Antioch at 848 Main St, Antioch IL 60002. These performances are FREE, the public is welcome to attend, and all are welcome to stay afterwards for refreshments.