Miriam Zach

Charles and Mary Sukup Endowed Artist in Organ
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Miriam Zach

Dr. Miriam Zach, Ph.D. (minerva@iastate.edu) is musicologist, organist, harpsichordist, pianist, author, and professor. She is honored to be the inaugural Charles and Mary Sukup Endowed Artist in Organ in the Department of Music and Theatre teaching organ, harpsichord, music history, and interdisciplinary honors courses at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa (USA). After completing degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (USA) and the University of Chicago (USA) she lived in Europe for five years studying organ with Jobst Hermann Koch in Lemgo (Germany) and in Paris (France), and teaching music at the Universität Bielefeld (Germany) and in Rome (Italy). Currently she is serving as Dean of the Central Iowa American Guild of Organists, Director of Music/Organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Founding Director of 25 annual international festivals of women composers (iwclib.org), enjoys teaching, researching, and playing Baroque chamber music as a member of the Alachua Consort. From 1996-2016 at the University of Florida she taught interdisciplinary Honors Music and Health, undergraduate and graduate Music History, organ, and harpsichord, and was Professor of the Year 2000-01. Her many publications include the book For the Birds: Women Composers Music History Speller (2006, 2015), co-edited book Resonance: Essays on the Intersection of Music and Architecture (2007), and CD Hidden Treasures: 300 Years of Organ Music by Women Composers (1998) recorded with the Mander organ in Princeton University Chapel. She can be heard on Pipedreams National Public Radio (2007, 2010, 2013, 2020), and the Organ Historical Society “Kaleidoscope of Colors”: A Festival of Pipes (August 2021) recorded with the Brombaugh organ at Iowa State University.  

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