(Harleysville, PA) – Advent Lutheran Church will present Hannah Koby, organist, on Sunday October 20, 2019,
3:00pm, in concert. Come hear this ‘rising star’ musician in an exclusive Philadelphia area performance.
Ms. Koby is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Organ at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studies with
Todd Wilson. Hannah earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music/Organ from Valparaiso University, where she
studied organ with Dr. Lorraine Brugh and Dr. Sunghee Kim, voice with Maura Janton Cock, and piano with Nicole Lee.
She also has studied organ with Heinrich Walther and voice with Christine Müller at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in
Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany.
As a scholar, Hannah has excelled in academic endeavors, earning a German minor and graduating from Valparaiso
University with the honors of summa cum laude and Christ College Scholar. She was named a 2018 Valparaiso University
Alumni Association Distinguished Student and received a Dean’s Choice Award for her research in Lutheran theology and
hymns, which she presented at the 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Hannah’s diverse church music experience includes summer internships at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
Hannah held numerous leadership positions at the Valparaiso University Chapel of the Resurrection. She was a member
and section leader of the University Chorale, frequently serving as organist with the ensemble, including for special
Reformation Day services at the Valparaiso University Chapel of the Resurrection (2016) and the Castle Church,
Wittenberg, Germany (2017). Passionate about ministry and servant leadership, Hannah is in formation to become a
Lutheran deaconess through the Lutheran Diaconal Association.
A reception will follow. Advent Lutheran Church, 470 Landis Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438. (Corner of Rt 113 and Landis
Rd). For more information: Vincent Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.256.9941.