Dr. Damin Spritzer is Area Chair and Associate Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma and holds degrees from the University of North Texas, the Eastman School of Music, and the Oberlin Conservatory.
She has performed at historic churches and instruments in Iceland, Germany, France, England, Brazil, Israel, Italy, and Norway, and been honored to contribute to convention performances and lectures for the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, and the Anglican Association of Musicians. Spritzer’s acclaimed fifth CD, recorded in England, as the first American and first woman to record at Hereford Cathedral. It received five stars from Organists Review, which said, “Damin Spritzer’s performance is spellbinding – and her wide-ranging program notes are fascinating…on so many levels this CD impresses as a serious undertaking.” Her sixth CD, recorded in England, will be released this fall.
Alsatian-American composer René Louis Becker (1882-1956) was the topic of her doctoral research, leading to three world premier recordings of Becker’s music in France at Saint-Salomon-Saint-Gregoire, Pithiviers, the Cathédrale Sainte-Croix, Orléans, and the Kimball organ of St. John’s Cathedral, Denver. The fourth CD, “Fantasia,” was a collaborative project with trombone. Future recording projects are planned in France and the United States.