Walla Walla College's Kraig Scott to Give Organ Recital

Kraig Scott, associate professor of music at Walla Walla College (WWC), will present an organ recital at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, Oct. 12. The recital is at 3 p.m. in the Lagerquist Concert Hall of the Mary Baker Russell Music Center.

Scott will play a mix of Bach and other composers. His performance is a part of the 2003-04 Richard D. Moe Organ Recital Series, which will host guest organists from all over the United States and Europe.

Scott spent much of August at an organ academy in Smarano, Italy, studying organ improvisation with 20 organists from all over the world. He also spent time in London and Anchorage, Alaska, practicing with several instruments and giving recitals.

In addition to his professorial duties at WWC, Scott is an adjunct instructor at Whitman College, also in Walla Walla, Wash., and is music director at both the 2,000-member Walla Walla College Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walla Walla.

Scott will play Pacific Lutheran University’s Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ, constructed by world-renowned organ builder Paul Fritts. A four-story addition onto Fritts’ workshop was required to accommodate the organ during construction. It measures 35 feet from base to top, and the base stands 16 feet off the ground. The organ is housed in Lagerquist Concert Hall, which was built solely for music performance and is said to be one of the best recording facilities in the Northwest.

For recital information, call Pacific Lutheran University at (253) 535-7787 or visit music@plu.edu.

October 01, 2003 / Walla Walla University