Clarence Dickinson Festival to be held at First Baptist Church in Madison April 5-6

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 19, 2013 - The Clarence Dickinson Organ Festival, presented by William Carey University, will be held April 5-6 at First Baptist Church of Madison. The Clarence Dickinson Festival, named for the composer, arranger, author, educator, historian, and concert organist, was instituted about six years ago to encourage young students to study the organ and possibly pursue as a career choice. Walt Strony, a recitalist with Allen Organ Company, will be performing on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at FBC of Madison. The competition will be held at the church Saturday morning, April 6, at 10 a.m., with several beginner organists competing, followed by two advanced students playing. 
The concert and competition are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kathy Vail, associate professor of music at WCU, at (601) 318-6181 or