Dr. Joyce Shupe Kull
Joyce Shupe Kull is Director of Music and Organist at Grace Lutheran Church, Boulder. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where her dissertation on J. S. Bach’s, Clavier-Übung, Part III was awarded the Chancellor’s Dissertation Award in the Arts and Humanities for 1984. From July 1, 2003-June 30, 2004, Dr. Kull served as interim Director of Music and Organist at Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, conducting the Cathedral Choir and performing frequently as a solo organist on the cathedral’s historic Platt Rogers Kimball pipe organ. She continues an active performance schedule, teaches organ at Metropolitan State University of Denver as well as privately, and presents lectures and workshops. She has been active in the Boulder Bach Festival and the former Denver Bach Society. Dr. Kull has published articles on Bach performance, AGO certification and pedagogical topics in The American Organist. A member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians, she holds the AGO Fellowship (FAGO) and Choir Master (ChM) certificates. A former Director of the AGO Committee on Professional Certification, in 2008 she was elected AGO National Councillor for Education and also serves on the AGO Executive Council. On July 2, 2012, Dr. Kull presented a workshop on creative service playing at the AGO National Convention in Nashville. On Dec. 6, 2012 she was guest organist in the MSU Denver Wind Ensemble’s presentation of the David Maslanka Symphony No. 4. On April 19, 2013, she will perform a solo organ recital at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver.