Orgelkids Event

Dr. Miriam Zach and Dr. Stephen Smith with the Central Iowa Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (CIAGO) and Dr. Michael Elsbernd, Choir Director and Organist at St. John’s Lutheran Church, will assemble a working positive organ during an Orgelkids Event on Sunday, 1 May 2022, 2:30pm – 4:30pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 600 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

As part of the event, participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the organs used at St. John’s Lutheran Church. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. To register for the event, please email

Click on the image below for a PDF of the Orgel Kids flyer with all the information for the event.

Going Dutch-Benelux Organ Studio Recital

On Saturday, 23 April 2022 I will perform in the Martha Ellen Tye Hall with ten of my organ students an organ studio recital titled “Going Dutch/Benelux”   with 10 of my organ students. Below is the program (click on the page image). The poster above was designed by Devin Palmer with ideas by me from fond memories of being in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg (Benelux).