David Kevin Lamb, Organist, is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music where he studied the organ with Oswald Ragatz, Marilyn Keiser, Larry Smith, and Robert Rayfield. Completing the Doctor of Music degree in Organ and Church Music in 2000, other areas of study included Vocal Performance/Pedagogy, Choral Conducting, and Music Education. While on the IU campus, he was an associate instructor in Choral Conducting where, for two years, he was the Assistant Conductor of the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, under the direction of Professor Robert E. Stoll, and also the Associate Conductor of the IU All-Campus Choruses, under the direction of Dr. Michael V.W. Gordon.
Currently serving as Director of Music for Trinity United Methodist Church in New Albany, IN, Former church music leadership positions include churches in Bloomington, Columbus, Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Seymour in Indiana, and in Louisville, KY. In 2003 (and again in 2004), he was honored to be selected to perform as the Conference Organist for the South Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and he has presented guest organ recitals in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, D.C., and in Vancouver, Canada. Concert engagements in Europe have included presentations in Great Britain, Germany, Austria, and France, playing the historic Cavaille-Coll organs at the historic churches of St. Augustin and La Trinite in Paris and also the recently refurbished VonBeckerath Organ in the American Church in Paris. The most recent addition to the list was a performance in Turin, Italy to be a part of the St. Rita International Organ Festival in October of 2015. Concert engagements in 2018 include appearances in Indiana, Kentucky, New York, & Alaska.
Dr. Lamb is happy to count over twenty years experience as a school music administrator and choral director. Beginning his career as the Choral Director at Charlestown High School and Charlestown Middle School in Charlestown, IN, he then continued in public education as the Director of Choral Music for the Seymour Community Schools, in Seymour, Indiana. Currently, Dr. Lamb is the adjunct instructor of music at Indiana University/Purdue University at Columbus.
A former member of the Louisville Bach Society Chorus and the Kentucky Opera Chorus, Dr. Lamb has produced, conducted, and directed over 50 full-length musical theatre productions and has worked as a pit player for both the Derby Dinner Playhouse and the Broadway in Louisville Tour Series, in the Louisville, Kentucky area. He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (Louisville Local 11-637). As a voice teacher Dr. Lamb has coached singers in Indiana & Kentucky and served for two seasons as a Master Teacher of Voice for the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts at Marshall University.
As a Choral Conductor, David has served as a guest conductor for Mass Choir Festivals, sponsored by both the Indiana Music Educators’ Association, the Indiana Choral Directors’ Association, and American Guild of Organist Chapters. Under Lamb’s direction, the Seymour High School Madrigal Singers completed performance tours to Kentucky, Ohio, New York, West Virginia and in Indiana.
Professional memberships include the American Choral Directors’ Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Organ Historical Society, and the Louisville and Southern Indiana Chapters of the American Guild of Organists, where he holds the Service Playing Certificate and the Colleague Certification. In 2016, Dr. Lamb was elected for the second time by the American Guild of Organists, to serve a two-year term as the National Councillor for Membership. In this position he will work to create and support communication incentives within the organization and he will create and develop workshop sessions to enhance leadership skills at both the chapter and national levels within the AGO. He was formerly the Councillor for Region V – the Great Lakes Region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, & Ohio. Dr. Lamb’s professional experiences include work in the realms of concert organist, choral director, church organist, singer, voice teacher, accompanist, pit player, music administrator, public school teacher, college instructor, workshop leader, clinician, and recording artist. As a volunteer on the Jacobs School of Music Alumni Board at Indiana University, David Lamb was the founder and the first president of the Indiana Organists United, an alumni affiliate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Alumni Association. He continues to serve on the IOU Alumni Board with the esteemed title of Honorary Founding President.
Sponsored by the Miller Pipe Organ Company of Louisville, Kentucky, “A Joyous Yuletide Journey” was recorded by David Lamb in 2005 on two Southern Indiana Organs installed by the Miller Pipe Organ Company. Produced to be used as a promotional tool for Miller Pipe Organ Company, more information about obtaining a copy of the CD is available by contacting Dr. Lamb directly at email@example.com
Additional Compact Disc recordings released by David Lamb include the following:
Moments of Majesty – Sounds of Celebration was recorded at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church at the Saint Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana, on the 70 rank Goulding & Wood Organ of 1988.
Soaring Sounds of Majestic Antiquity was recorded on the historic J. W. Steere Organ (1912) in the First Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Indiana. The disc features musical gems that might have been played on the Steere Organ when this nearly forgotten historical treasure in south-central Indiana was newly installed in 1912.
Wildly Inclusive – A Golden Anniversary features the only E. M. Skinner Organ (1930) in Louisville, Ky. The disc was recorded and released in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “merged” Central Presbyterian Church in Louisville.
Celebrate with Pipe and Voice features significant pipe organs in New Albany, Indiana and includes beloved vocal solos by soprano, Linda DeRungs. Organs by Barckhoff, Aeolian-Skinner, Goulding & Wood, and Schantz are included.
Blasts from the Past-Foundations for the Future features the historic Carl Barckhoff Pipe organ installed in 1886 in St. Mary’s Church of the Annunciation in New Albany, IN. This organ sounds beautiful in its original surroundings and is still in its original form. Special guests on this disc are John Little playing French Horn and, the late, Brian Anderson playing trumpet.
Duetti Capricciosi is a collection of duets for organ and piano performed by DUO CANTRASTI, a collaboration with pianist, Dr. Madlen Batchvarova, Director of Choral Progams at Hanover College in Southern Indiana. Organs by Schantz, Moller, and E.M. Skinner are heard on this recording.
Radiant Vibrations of Praise and Thanksgiving is a collection of joyful organ selections recorded at the historic Basilica of St. Joseph’s Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, Ky. St. Joseph’s Cathedral was the first Catholic Cathedral to be built in the time of westward expansion of the United States. The organ, built by Kilgen in the 1930’s, has been beautifully renovated by the Miller Pipe Organ Company of Louisville.
Gothic Chills and Reverberating Thrills is a collection of “seasonal” music reflecting the mysterious thoughts of late October. The organs presented on this disc are found in St. Boniface and St. Martin of Tours Catholic Churches in Louisville, KY. Both of these historic organs have been wonderfully restored by the Miller Pipe Organ Company of Louisville. A special guest on this recording is Dr. Scott Stewart, playing the saxophone in a selection by Canadian Composer, Denis Bedard. Dr. Stewart is the director of Wind Ensembles at the Westminster School in Atlanta, GA.
Church Street Promenade features the four pipe organs in Richmond, Kentucky. These four organs are all found in churches in the very near vicinity of Church Street, where Dr. Lamb’s father, Dr. Charles R. Lamb, grew up. This CD is produced in celebration of the 80th birthday of Dr. Charles R. Lamb in 2011.
Something Old, Something New!!! is a selection of wedding music recorded in the newly refurbished Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Formerly the Central United Methodist Church, the Indiana Landmarks Center houses the beautiful & historic 1892 Thomas Sanborn Pipe Organ that was superbly restored by Goulding & Wood Organ Company of Indianapolis in 2010. This is the first recording of this beautifully-restored historic organ.
Reaching to In-Spire – Rejoicing with Sounds of Celebration features the Holtkamp pipe organ in North Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana, where the spire of this church is a familiar landmark of the beautiful landscape of interesting architecture. Included on this disc is a Mozart Organ Duet with former North Christian Church musician, David C. Sims, and two hymn arrangements from the pen of Mr. Sims.
The Holly and the Ivy – An Indiana Landmarks Christmas is a wonderfully nostalgic Holiday Celebration representing the historic Thomas Sanborn Pipe Organ of 1892, rebuilt by Goulding and Wood in 2010. The Christmas spirit is evident in this beautifully sounding program of Holiday Music, which features a “new” (in 2012) partita arrangement of “The Holly and the Ivy” written specifically for this recording by David C. Sims.
Reaching to In-Spire II – Diamond Jubilee (2013) features the 1952 Möller Organ, Opus 8406, in the First United Methodist Church of Columbus in its 60th year. The recording also celebrates Dr. Lamb’s 30th year since graduation from the IU School of Music in 1983. Special collaborative performances with very special artists include: Dr. Scott A. Stewart, saxophone; Dr. Madlen Batchvarova, piano; Dr. Joseph D. Daniel, organ; Dr. Stephen Lancaster, baritone; the late, Brian “Slick” Anderson, trumpet; Dr. Kyle Norris, trumpet; and Cristina Fernandez Eckert, soprano. This celebration of music and musicians is a most fitting 30th anniversary exploration for Dr. Lamb and a fantastic representation of the beautiful Möller Organ during its 60th year of service.
For more information about any of these recordings please contact David Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone at Trinity United Methodist Church in New Albany, IN 812-944-2229
Recorded samples are available at www.cdbaby.com