Mildred Andrews Boggess:
Oklahoma’s First Lady of the Organ

Mildred Morford Andrews Boggess (1915-1987) was an outstanding twentieth century organ teacher and performer. She was the highest-honored Professor of Music at the University of Oklahoma between June 1938 to June 1976. She produced at least twelve Fulbright Fellowship scholars and many competition winners. Boggess was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1971. This thesis is the first academic publication based upon her biographical materials. Today’s presentation includes an analysis of her pedagogical methods and impact upon sacred music in the twentieth century, in relation to prevailing ideology at the time and the Organ Reform Movement.

 

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Stephanie Ann Barth, MM, CAGO studied at Duquesne University (magna cum laude) and the University of Oklahoma. She currently lives with her husband in Cheyenne, WY. Stephanie is Organist & Choirmaster at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Laramie, WY. She also works as a paralegal and maintains a private music studio.