Dickens to perform organ recital on Oct. 28 at BPC
MOUNT VERNON -- Dr. Pierce Dickens, associate professor
of music at Brewton-Parker College, will present a faculty
recital of organ music on Thursday, Oct. 28, in Saliba Chapel
on the college campus.
Dickens' presentation will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is
Dickens is in his 18th year as a member of the Brewton-Parker
faculty. He is the Quinelle McRae Sikes Professor of Piano
and teaches piano, organ, music theory, music literature,
and keyboard literature and pedagogy courses.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dickens accompanies
the College Choral Society and coordinates the Dennis and
Quinelle Sikes Fine Arts Series. He is active as a church
musician, accompanist, organ consultant, and clinician.
Dickens is a graduate of Brewton-Parker, having received
his bachelor of arts degree through the Tift Program. He
earned a master of music degree in piano performance from
Georgia State University and the doctor of musical arts degree
in organ performance from the University of Alabama.
Dickens has taught at the National Conference on Worship
and Music at Ridgecrest, N.C., has twice been a clinician
at the Georgia Baptist Instrumental Festival and has been
a member of the faculty for the Georgia Baptist Youth II
Music Camp for 20 years.
He has served as accompanist for numerous Georgia Baptist
music festivals. Additionally, he has appeared at the Georgia
Baptist Church Music Conference, the annual meeting of the
Georgia Baptist Convention, and in solo recitals in Georgia,
Alabama and Mississippi.
He is an accompanist for The Sons of Jubal, a men's chorus
of Ministers of Music from Georgia. He also serves as organist
for First Baptist Church of Augusta.
Dickens has a collection of hymn arrangements for organ
in print, Praise To The Lord, The Almighty, published by
Lillenas. Additionally, he has completed a solo work for
organ, commissioned by First Baptist Church of Statesboro.
Dickens is a member of the American Guild of Organists,
the Organ Historical Society, and the Music Teachers National
Association. He is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, an honorary
music fraternity, and was recently included in the list of
2000 Outstanding Musicians of the Twentieth Century.
Dickens was honored as Brewton-Parker's Teacher of the Year
in 2003. He will be a featured recitalist at the 2004 Georgia
Music Teachers Association annual conference at Brenau University.