Interview with Eastman’s David Higgs

“We have to go places that already have these million dollar plus instruments, these huge and very complex pieces of architecture, really, that play music.  – David Higgs


In addition to playing all the notes in a piece of music, organists have a unique set of concerns: architecture, acoustics, history, and technology all play into their work.

David Higgs is the chair of the organ department of the Eastman School of Music, and he travels the world to play organs. Just recently, he's played at Walt Disney Hall in LA and with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. 

Here are selections from our recent interview, where David Higgs discusses some of th Rochester’s Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative, and some future directions for the pipe organ:  

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