Concertsat First Church

Oct 6

Nicole Simental – Oct 6 – livestreamed


First Tuesday’s begins its season with organist Nicole Simental on Tuesday, October 6, at 12.15 pm.

Lunch has traditionally been a part of these Tuesday events. This fall, chef Ryan Jones will be creating a virtual menu for these concerts that you can prepare for a post-concert lunch at home! The Friday before each event, you will receive an email (click here to subscribe to the email list) as a notification of the concert that will include a menu for lunch, a grocery list, and a recipe! What could be better?! Well, honestly, being together would be better, but, until that is possible, voilà!

Simental is currently the Assistant Director of Music and Principal Organist at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Simental is a candidate for the Doctorate of Music in organ performance at Indiana University where she studied with Dr. Christopher Young. She is a consummate keyboardist, having studied piano since the age of seven, organ since the age of 10, and harpsichord throughout her undergraduate studies at Oberlin. Ms. Simental received her Masters in Sacred Music from The University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Music from Wheaton College, and completed additional studies at Oberlin College.  Her past instructors include Paula Benalcazar, David Schrader, David Boe, Webb Wiggins, Edward Zimmerman, Delbert Disselhorst, and Craig Cramer. She also maintains an active performing career. In 2016 she won the Immanuel Lutheran Organ Scholar Award and she was the co-winner at the First Sursa American Organ Competition at Ball State University. Additionally, she was a semifinalist for the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. Also in September of 2016, she was awarded first prize at the IV International Goedicke Organ Competition at the Moscow Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. In 2018 she was a Boston Bach Prizewinner (third prize) at the Boston Bach International Organ Competition. She has played for the OHS Convention in 2017 and 2018 as well as the AGO Regional Convention in Grand Rapids in 2019.

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