Performing Arts Series to host organ recital

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-31-Performing-Arts-Series_Haller.jpgWaynesburg University’s Department of Fine Arts will host an organ recital by Dr. William Haller Sunday, Nov. 5, as part of its Performing Arts Series. The 3 p.m. recital will be held in Roberts Chapel on the Waynesburg University campus. Tickets cost $5.

Dr. Sora Lee, lecturer of music at Waynesburg University, will join Haller for the recital. Lee is a former doctoral student of Haller.

“This concert is a marvelous addition to our Performing Arts Series, and it will provide inspiration to the audience,” said Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the Music Program at Waynesburg University.

Haller will perform pieces from his personal collection in addition to repertoire chosen from the library donated by Waynesburg alumna Julianne Johnston Peterson.

Haller is the professor emeritus of organ and organ literature at West Virginia University (WVU). He taught full time at WVU for 22 years and continues to teach music theory, organ and harpsichord on a part-time basis.

In 1982, Haller was named a fellow of the American Guild of Organists.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music and his doctorate of musical arts degree from North Texas State University. Haller studied organ with David Craighead, Donald Willing, Helen Hewitt, Finn Videro and Robert Glasgow and harpsichord with Robert Parmentier.

To purchase tickets, visit For more information, contact the Benedum Fine Arts Center at 724-852-3420.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

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