CU To Feature Nevalyn Moore On Organ

CU To Feature Nevalyn Moore On Organ

Aug. 19, 2009
For Immediate Release

Campbellsville University Retired Music Professor, Nevalyn Moore, to give first Noontime Organ Recital Performance Sept. 8

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Nevalyn Price Moore, who retired in 2008 after 28 years on the Campbellsville University School of Music faculty, will lead off the Noontime Organ Recital Series Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 12:20 p.m. in the Campbellsville University Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

Her recital will include works by Gerald Near, J. S. Bach, Noel Goemanne and Jean Langlai. Moore formerly dedicated the organ in Ransdell Chapel during her tenure at CU.

The recital will end at 12:50 p.m. in time for employees to return to work, according to Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music. Roberts said the series is designed to “provide an opportunity for those in the community to hear outstanding organists and our prized instrument in short concert programs during their lunch break.”

The organ recitals are on the Farrand and Votey Pipe Organ.

Moore, a native of Mississippi, has presented keyboard and handbell workshops and served as an adjudicator for festivals and competitions and has served as a church organist in Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.  

She has performed and presented lectures at state, regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Music Teachers National Association and Music Educators National Conference.  

Moore was selected as the 2002 Kentucky Music Educators Association College/University Teacher of the Year.  She was the recipient of the 2002 Campbellsville University Academic Excellence Award and the 2007-2008 Faculty Servant Leadership Award.      

She has been listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, and was selected for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Moore received a bachelor of arts in music from Judson College in Alabama, and a master of music in organ performance from the University of Mississippi.

In addition, she studied at Florida State University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Westminster Choir College.

Moore is married to Dr. Jim Moore, professor of music at Campbellsville University.  The couple has five children and five grandchildren.

Other performances this academic year include: Oct. 13 – David Lamb, organist at First United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ind.; Nov. 10 – Maria LeRose-Herndon, doctor of musical arts candidate, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; March 9 – James Sperry, professor of organ emeritus, Greensburg, Ky.; and April 13 – Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, CU School of Music.    

In describing the history of the organ, Roberts said the instrument has played a significant historical role in church music and has generally been the leading instrument for congregation singing in recent centuries.  

“Our rebuilt and refurbished 1894 Farrand and Votey pipe organ in Ransdell Chapel is a prized possession which was used for over a century in Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville and is now used on campus for chapel service, special events and concerts in Ransdell Chapel,” he said.  

It is a 51-rank, three-manual instrument with over 3,000 pipes. It was installed at Campbellsville University in early 2007 in time for the dedication of the Ransdell Chapel April 18, 2007.

Each organ recital is open to the public at no charge.

For more information, contact the School of Music at 270-789-5237 or

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.