Professional Life

Activities

This Fall (2017) Dr. Zach will be teaching two courses in the Music Department at Iowa State University: an Honors Seminar on Music &Health and Applied Music: Organ and Harpsichord. Previously she taught IDH 3931 Music and Health in the Honors Program (at the University of Florida) and HON 321 Resonance: Intersections Between Music And Architecture (at the Iowa State University Honors Program). Currently she is also teaching piano, organ, and harpsichord in her home studio in Ames. If you are interested in lessons, contact Dr. Zach here. She has taught piano at the Universität Bielefeld in Germany, and organ and harpsichord at the University of Florida.

Author of For the Birds: Women Composers’ Music History Speller, Volume 1 (Culicidae Press, Ames, IA: 2015). Available directly through the publisher or through Amazon.

Co-editor (with Dr. Mikesch Muecke) of a publication of essays by international scholars on issues about music and architecture. The book, Resonance: Essays on the Intersection of Music and Architecture is available now at Culicidae Press.

Session chair (with Dr. Mikesch Muecke) at International Conference on Architecture, Music, and Acoustics in Toronto, Canada, organized by Ryerson University.

Publication about Opus 28, Emily, a house organ by A. David Moore at Obvious Press.

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Zach has played Organ for the following denominations:

Anglican
Presbyterian
Baptist
Methodist
Lutheran
Christian Science
Episcopal
Catholic
British Army of the Rhine/Welsh Regiment

Past Presentations+Performances

Presentations

Olivier Messiaen and Twentieth-Century French Organ Music – November 27, 1990, University of Florida Memorial Auditorium including Le Banquet Céleste, L’Ascension, La Nativité du Seigneur, Les Corps Glorieux, Messe de la Pentecôte

The Organ Music of Olivier Messiaen: The Evolution of its Style – Miriam Zach – April 18, 1991 University of Florida

Performances of Olivier Messiaen’s organ music include:

Le Banquet Céleste, and “Communion” from Messe de la Pentecôte – July 24, 1988 University of Florida Memorial Auditorium, Gainesville, Florida (USA)

“Chants d’Oiseaux” from Livre d’Orgue  – July 23, 1989 University of Florida Memorial Auditorium

La Nativité du Seigneur – December 10, 1989 – University of Florida Memorial Auditorium (in celebration of Messiaen’s 81st birthday)

Les Corps Glorieux – July 8, 1990 University of Florida Memorial Auditorium

“Combat de la Mort et de la Vie” from Les Corps Glorieux – July 23, 1990, American Church in Paris (France)

Les Corps Glorieux – August 4, 1990 St. Nicolai, Lemgo (Germany)

Other Performances

Organ and harpsichord concert at San Anselmo Organ Festival, with Jan Wade Littrup (voice).

Lecture recital on Ernst Toch’s operas in Vienna, Austria.

Organ concert Music by Women Composers in Naples, Florida.

Organ concerts in Princeton University Chapel, Troy, New York, and Germany, Italy, and France.

For more information go to her Wikipedia entry.