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Concert features music from 16th century to present

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FREDERICK, Md.—A concert featuring music from the 16th century to the present will be performed Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. in Coffman Chapel at Hood College.

Wayne Wold, associate professor of music and college organist, will perform a program of music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Tylman Susato, J.S. Bach and César Franck. He will be joined by his son Aaron H. Wold to present the world premiere of "Aria for Theremin and Organ," a piece composed jointly by the two performers.

This concert marks Wold's 20th year at Hood College, where he began as a part-time adjunct instructor in 1990. Wold teaches classes in music theory and music appreciation and gives private lessons in organ, harpsichord and composition. He is also an active church musician, performer, composer, author and clinician.

More than 300 of Wold's compositions are in print, and he has published three books devoted to the musical and spiritual development of church choir members and directors. In addition to numerous performances at Hood, Wold has performed several times with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and has presented concerts and improvised hymn festivals across the U.S. and in Europe.

Wold earned a doctor of musical arts degree from Shenandoah University, a master of sacred music degree from Wittenberg University and a bachelor of music degree from Concordia College. He was awarded certification as an Associate of the American Guild of Organists earlier this year.

Aaron Wold has served as a mixer and sound designer at Ott House Audio in Silver Spring, Md., since 2007. His work has been heard on the National Geographic Channel, the Discovery Channel, PBS, MSNBC and in independent films. Aaron earned three silver and two bronze Telly Awards in 2010 for his audio and design work.

The younger Wold is the founder of the Baltimore-based music group Minimus the Poet. He composed, performed, engineered and mastered a full-length album in 2009, where he provided the vocals and is featured on the theremin, guitar and percussion. The album is available for free download at www.minimusthepoet.com. He can also be heard performing on the theremin on other albums and in some films and commercials.

Wold earned certificates in recording engineering, live sound, music business, electronic music and production techniques from The Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences in Rockville, Md.

The concert is free and open to the public; Coffman Chapel is handicapped accessible.

For more information, contact Noel Lester, professor of music and concert manager, at (301) 696-3429, or by e-mail at nlester@hood.edu.