Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra is an organist who's passionate not only about making music, but also about advocating for marginalized populations while doing her part to ensure that music remains a vehicle for learning for children and adults. She does this through her own compositions, including her Muse project. Dr. Ruiter-Feenstra frequently creates programs that combine her compositions with scripture readings and hymn singing. These programs are holistic and non-denominational, and usually address a singular theme such as love, or gratitude. On Friday, May 11th at 8pm, she will present such a program at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, as part of their Musica Organi series.
In this interview with Morning Concert Host, Melony Dodson, Pamela talks about the rich history of improvising on the organ, the Tennessee organ-builder, Richard & Fowkes, what the audience can expect from Friday night's program, and her passion for helping people in need and how she does this through her music.
More information on this event is available at www.musicaorgani.org. More information about Dr. Ruiter-Feenstra at www.pamelaruiterfeenstra.com