Department of Music
Office: Burlington Road Building, Room 330
DMA, 1978, Eastman School of Music
New York’s American Organist hails Timothy Albrecht, Atlanta's Emory University Organist, for his "creative, fertile imagination … electric performances ... Lisztian virtuosity.”
Recitals span Alaska to the Andes, Texas to Taiwan. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung cites his “ever-present artistry and virtuosity.” “Unforgettable, because inimitable," writes theDarmstädter Beiträge zur neuen Musik. Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu wrote him about an upcoming performance, “I am so looking forward to that… knowing you will play as if your life depended on it!” He has performed organ music of Olivier Messiaen before the Dalai Lama.
Ambidextrous and possessing perfect pitch, Albrecht first studied piano with East-European Eugenia Prekosh. Awarded entrance to Phi Beta Kappa while at Oberlin, he then earned his doctorate and Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman School of Music, representing the United States at the VIth International Bach Competition in Leipzig. England’s Cambridge University has conferred Life Membership on him.
At Emory University, Timothy Albrecht holds a tripartite faculty position, headed the graduate organ degree programs there for a quarter-century. Present teaching includes Bach for Pastors and an Introduction to Opera.
Recitals this fall include Augusta, Atlanta and St. Louis. He has taught master classes across the country for many chapters of the American Guild of Organists, in Europe, Asia and the at The Juilliard School. His discography includes nine solo compact discs and he has composed twelve volumes of published Grace Notes for Organ.