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Leon W. Couch III

Concert Organist and Recording Artist

"Dr. Couch speaks well and is an excellent performer" Review by Arthur Lawrence in The American Organist
“imaginatively played and registered, ... thrilling our ears and hearts” First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, MN
“a splendid concert showing off the organ’s many colors with great technical mastery” University of Lousiville, KY
"electrically rapid pedal technique ... finger wizardry" Santa Rosa, CA review


Leon W. Couch III presents organ recitals, masterclasses, and lecture-recitals throughout the United States. Every year, he performs in over ten states and has played in major venues, such as the Spoleto Festival and in the recital series at the University of Calgary. He is represented by the Concert Artist Cooperative, as advertised in The Diapason and The American Organist. In August 2007, the respected label Pro Organo released his solo recording Hamburger Rhetoric; selections have been featured on NPR's Pipedreams (public radio). For many years, Couch has also served as a church musician for a variety of denominations. Dr. Couch earned a D.M.A. in Organ Performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. His undergraduate music degree is from the University of Florida. His principal organ teachers include Willis Bodine and Roberta Gary.



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“wonderfully musical and flawlessly played” Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN
“colorful use of the organ; imaginative playing that made the Stylus Phantasticus come to life.” Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC


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