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Alumni News : Jan 12, 2019

"Pedal, Pipes, and Pizza" in Lakeland

Scott Ziegler (MM Organ '16) organized and led a "Pedal, Pipes, and Pizza" program at First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL on the morning of Saturday, January 12, 2019. An outreach of the American Guild of Organists, the "PPP" program is a partial day event that introduces children and youth to the pipe organ.

Laura Ellis, UF organist and associate professor in the School of Music, joined Ziegler in a performance of "Rex: The King of Instruments." This work is an introduction to the pipe organ scored for organ and rap narrator. Ziegler led a discussion on how the organ works and illustrated the various sounds available on a pipe organ. Attendees were able to play the instrument and tour the chambers where the pipes are located.

Ziegler is organist at First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, and works in the area of Fine Arts Administration. He has recently taken the position of piano accompanist at Florida Southern College. Ziegler is spearheading a $480,000 renovation of the 1994 Austin pipe organ in the FPC sanctuary.