Sunday November 20, First United Methodist Church of Escondido invites the public to attend a free pipe organ concert by Dr. Michael D. Munson on the church’s Simpson/Blackington III/38 pipe organ.
The concert, part of the church’s 2016– 2017 Music Series, will be held in the Church Sanctuary at 3:30 p.m., and will consist of works by Bach, Bossi, Briggs, and Widor. A free-will offering will be received. Following the concert, there will be a reception to greet the artist. The church is located at 341 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA. Check the website www.fumcesc.com or call 760-745-5100 for directions or further information.
Dr. Michael D. Munson has been the organist at First United Methodist Church since August 2006. He has also served as organist at the Vista Fifth Ward, Vista Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Currently, he teaches piano and theory, and plays for ballet classes on staff at Palomar College, and he is also the accompanist for the Applied Music Program at Mira Costa Community College in Oceanside. Additionally, he serves as the Sub-Dean of the Palomar Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Dr. Munson earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Accompanying and Chamber Music from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York in 1992; his Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah; and his Bachelor of Music in Piano and Bassoon Performance from the University of Maine. Dr. Munson and his wife Kristine Hayes Munson have three sons.