Monday, March 2, 7:30 PM

Monica Czausz, organist

Dinner at 6:30 PM
Covenant Presbyterian Church
33 Burton Hills Boulevard, Nashville


Monica Czausz is one of America’s leading young concert organists. She received first prizes at the 2015 American Guild of Organists Southwest Region Competition for Young Organists, the 2015 Schweitzer Competition in the Young Professionals’ Division, the 2013 William C. Hall Competition, the 2012 L. Cameron Johnson Competition, and the 2011 Oklahoma City University Competition. In 2016 she was a featured performer at both the American Guild of Organists’ and the Organ Historical Society’s national conventions.

Monica graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music in May of 2019 with an Artist Diploma in Organ Performance and a Performer's Certificate in Harpsichord Performance,where she studied with Alan Morrison and Leon Schelhase, respectively. In May of 2017, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston,Texas, where she completed a five-year combined Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree program in Organ Performance. At Rice she studied with renowned professor Ken Cowan and, upon graduation, was awarded the Undergraduate Distinction in Research and Creative Work. From September 2015 through July 2017, she served as full-time Cathedral Organist at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Houston, Texas, under the leadership of acclaimed director Robert Simpson. Splitting her time in Philadelphia and New York City during the past year, she worked with director James Wetzel at The Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St.Catherine of Siena (Upper East Side) and, upon graduation from Curtis, has since moved to Dallas, Texas.

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The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 20,000 members in 330 chapters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.

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