photo credit: Roy Inman

With deepest appreciation and admiration for you as a musician! You are a beautiful person, and now a valued new friend. Your performance choices were clever in concept, and wonderfully played. Brava and thanks!”

— Lon Schreiber, in honor of whose birthday I performed at First Baptist Church of Washington, DC, November 12, 2023

The rector at my former church would often come up to me after a special liturgy or program, extend his hand, and proclaim, “Mark, that was simply splendiferous!” I admit that I’d never heard that expression before, but it has always remained in the back of my brain as something to say when a truly memorable occasion has occurred. The word splendiferous implies a level of perfection, and I think this evening came as close as one could hope! ... Her performance was musically satisfying—and significantly better than sipping some Eagle Rare with just one round ice cube. She is personable, friendly, and engaging. However, I think her best trait is her ability to make the music come alive. She bares her soul when she performs. She feels the music and tells a story every time she plays! ... May 20 is a day I will not soon forget.”

— Dean of the Fox Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists, presenters of solo concert in Wheaton, IL, in May 2022

Thank you for joining with us to present French Festival 2020 as a live, and live streamed, event today. It was great to be able to get back to hosting a live event. Your contributions and musicianship made this a wonderful event. And all three of the Dupre Preludes and Fugues - Wow!The GKCAGO chapter is extremely grateful to you!”

— member of leadership team presenting the annual French Organ Music Festival at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, Missouri

Thank you for your beautiful concert, and for your interesting and inspiring comments! ”

— Karen Holmes of Pro Organo, Ottawa, Ontario, concert presenter of an on-line, self-produced concert during the COVID pandemic

Jan, you are such a superstar. What a wonderful concert you produced for our Spotlight members. Thank you so much for doing that. There are so few ways we can meaningful connect with our supporters these days and you have provided the perfect way. You are the BEST.”

— concert presenter for online-only concert during COVID shutdown of the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts

Thank you so much for your valuable contributions to The Hymn Society's Annual Conference in Dallas. The Tuesday evening hymn festival that you and Mark [Doerries, conductor of the Notre Dame Children's Choir] led at the Meyerson Symphony Center was beautiful, powerful, and engaging. The organ, the choir, the spoken texts, and of course the singing of the assembly were skillfully blended into a very memorable event. I'm so grateful for the gifts you shared with us that evening and also during the panel presentation the next day at Highland Park UMC.”

— J. Michael McMahon, Executive Director, The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada

We have very much enjoyed making music with you. You have such a flexible, fun, open, and professional presence. Thank you for elevating Kantorei!”

— collaborative musicians Kantorie choir, Denver, CO

Thank you again for an amazing concert. I was so thrilled to have you back at Loyola and the concert theme was just perfect.”

— concert organizer, Chicago, IL

I can’t possibly thank you enough for your contribution to our amazing concert on Monday night! I can’t imagine a better way to open our concert. Your playing was exquisite, and your choice of repertoire was perfect. ... Again, thank you SO much for making our concert so incredible. ”

— concert organizer, Kansas City, MO