- Artist-Lecturer in organ
- Organ Pedagogy
- Organ Literature
- Sacred Music
Lou Carol Fix is Artist-Lecturer of Organ at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, teaching organ, sacred music, recorder and music history since 1985. She holds the B.M. degree in Organ Performance from Salem College, NC, and M.M. and M.A. degrees in Organ Performance and Musicology, respectively, from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her organ teachers have included Margaret Mueller, John Mueller and Wilma Jensen. She also studied the carillon with Jo Haazen at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium. In recent years Lou Carol has given papers and organ recitals at conventions of the Organ Historical Society, Region III of the American Guild of Organists, and the Bethlehem Conferences on Moravian Music. She has recorded for the Organ Historical Society on the 4-CD set Historic Organs of Pennsylvania (OHS-03, 2005), and has served as Dean and Archivist of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the AGO. She also served as the Faculty Coordinator and Organ Instructor at the 2009 Pipe Organ Encounter (POE) in Bethlehem.
Lou Carol’s church music positions as Organist and/or Director of Music have included Lutheran, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian and United Church of Christ congregations throughout the Eastern half of the United States. She currently is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore, PA. In 2009 she was Director of the first Peace Instrumental Music Camp at Peace-Tohickon Lutheran Church in Perkasie, PA. Lou Carol also teaches music and recorder at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA.
Lou Carol has performed on the Heefner Organ Recital Series at Ursinus College, PA (2004), as well as the Tannenberg Organ Programs in Winston-Salem, NC (2009). Her chapter “The Organ in Moravian Church Music” is published in The Music of the Moravian Church in America, ed. Nola Reed Knouse, Eastman Studies in Music (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2008). Lou Carol’s interests include 17th-century organ performance practice, creative hymn-playing and Moravian music in America.