Landon Finch is a current organ performance major at Brigham Young University. He is passionate about helping others become organists leading to a lifetime of learning and service in organ playing!
Landon began studying organ with Lisa Bradshaw of Elk Ridge, Utah as a senior in high school. Upon graduating, he served as a full-time missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Missouri St Louis area from 2017-2019. Upon completing his service, he again studied organ prior to being accepted into the organ program at BYU. Landon has served as a church organist in a variety of different settings and has performed in several local events. He currently serves as organist for his local congregation and frequently performs in the BYU Marriott Center on the organ for campus devotionals and other events. Landon has performed and taught in a BYU traveling organ workshop in the southern Utah Valley area and also works as an organ technician at BYU.
The Utah Valley Ministerial Association is a group of nearly 40 faith groups that participate in various religious, patriotic, and community service activities and events. Their website lists the various religious groups of Utah and is provided here as a resource for substitute organists.
Heidi Rodeback holds certification as a Colleague in the American Guild of Organists and has logged almost forty years in service as ward and stake organist for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Active in civic life, she was a founding member of the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra and currently serves as vice president of the Collaborative Pianists Guild of Utah and sub-dean for the Utah Valley chapter, American Guild of Organists. She freelances as a collaborative pianist and organist and teaches piano and organ students North Utah County. Please visit heidirodeback.com to learn more.
Sheri Peterson has a BM in Organ Performance degree and Masters of Music candidate (in organ performance) from Brigham Young University. Studied with Don Cook, Doug Bush, and Carol Miles. Currently teaching music classes, group organ classes, and private lessons at BYU. Past dean of the Utah Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Presenter at workshops. Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), as well as a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Wide variety of interest in various styles of organ music. Lifelong experience with LDS organ playing. Teaches group classes and private lessons to children, youth, and adults. Teaches in Utah and Salt Lake counties. She delights in working with individuals and helping them achieve their goals.
Nora Hess is an experienced organist, accompanist, and teacher who has lived in Utah County for many years. She is currently a graduate student at BYU, majoring in Organ Performance, and is a student of Don Cook. She has played for LDS, Episcopal, and Catholic services, and also conducts the choir in her local congregation.