Lars Gjerde, organist and TEACHER


Lars is the Director of Music at Bethesda Lutheran Church in New Haven, CT, and serves as Artistic Director of Encore Music Creations, LLC.

Lars gave a lecture on avant-garde organ music at the recent international EROI Festival at the Eastman School of Music. His doctoral lecture recital on the same topic is available here. Guest lectures in the current season include Yale University and DePauw University and the 2014 national convention of The American Guild of Organists. His research on avant-garde music was published in the Norwegian Church Music magazine in the fall of 2013.

Lars’s concert tours with Encore Music Creations have taken him to cathedrals in Bergen and Stavanger, Norway. Recent destinations include Our Lady of the Angels and First Congregational Church in Los Angeles, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Thomas 5th Avenue i Manhattan, and several churches and cathedrals in Maine.


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