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EWU Music Department
119 Music Building
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.2241
fax: 509.359.7028

  • Janet Ahrend
    Janet Ahrend
    Instructor of Organ
    Music Building #119
    Phone: (509)359-2241
    Fax: (509)359-7028

    Dr. Janet Satre Ahrend began her organ studies in Spokane with Barbara Top Rockwood. She holds the Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Idaho and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from the University of Washington, with further training at the Royal School of Church Music in England.

    She has been a member of the music faculty at Gonzaga University since 1984, teaching organ, class piano, and portions of the music theory program, and on the faculty at Eastern Washington University since 2008.

    From 1990 to 1993 Janet served on the Hymnal Committee for the United Church of Christ, helping to produce the New Century Hymnal. She has been Organist / Choirmaster for the Cathedral since 1997, where she also directs a handbell choir and coordinates the afternoon concert series, Mostly Second Sundays. Janet maintains a private piano and organ studio in her home.

    Janet's professional affiliations include: American Guild of Organists, Regional Education Coordinator; Association of Anglican Musicians; Royal School of Church Music; Music Teachers National Association; and Sigma Alpha Iota Music Honorary Alumni.


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