Faculty Organ Recital by Ansley Fleming

Ansley FlemingAnsley FlemingCONWAY, Ark. (April 5, 2012) - The Hendrix College Department of Music will present a faculty organ recital by Ansley Fleming on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in Greene Chapel.

Fleming will perform organ music by Creston, Bach, Widor, and Elmore.

An adjunct professor of organ and piano and college organist, Fleming recently retired as Director of Music and Organist for First United Methodist Church of Little Rock, Ark. after 22 years.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Fleming began studying piano at the age of four and began organ study when he was 10 years old. He held his first church position at the age of 12. He was appointed post organist for the chapel of the Third Army Quarters at the age of 15. Fleming holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied organ with Mildred Andrews and piano with Lois Gauger, and from Oklahoma City University, where he studied piano with Ernestine Scott. He has done doctoral work at the University of Illinois. In addition to church positions in Arkansas, Fleming has held positions in Oklahoma City, New York, Illinois, and St. Louis, Mo. He has taught at the University of Illinois, the St. Louis Conservatory, and Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri.

Fleming has performed throughout the United States and in Europe and was the only American selected to participate in the Third Anton Bruckner International Competition in Linz Austria in 1982. He has been a recitalist for conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the American Liszt Society, and he has been heard on Pipedreams, a nationally syndicated National Public Radio program.  In 2004, Fleming performed in Charleston, S.C., during the Spoleto USA Festival.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.